"G7 Leaders Vow To Help Brazil Fight Fires, Repair Damage"

"RIO DE JANEIRO — Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the fight against blazes that have caused global alarm.

French President Emmanuel Macron said the summit leaders were nearing an agreement on how to support Brazil and said the agreement would involve both technical and financial mechanisms “so that we can help them in the most effective way possible.”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her country and others will talk with Brazil about reforestation in the Amazon once fires there have been extinguished."

Marcelo De Souza reports for the Associated Press August 25, 2019.


"G7 Agrees to Help Brazil Fight Amazon Fires, Says French President Macron" (Rio Times)

"Bolsonaro To Send Army To Fight Huge Fires In The Amazon" (AP)

"Amazon Rainforest Fires Put A Spotlight On Illegal Land Grabbers" (NPR)

"What Satellite Imagery Tells Us About the Amazon Rain Forest Fires" (New York Times)

"Brazil's Indigenous People Swear To Fight For Amazon 'To Last Drop Of Blood'" (Reuters)

"What the Amazon Fires Mean For Wild Animals" (National Geographic)

"Pope Calls For Global Commitment To Put Out Amazon Fires" (Reuters)

"Brazilian States Ask For Military Help As Amazon Fires Rage" (Reuters)

"Amazon ‘Retakings’ Challenge Bolsonaro" (Pulitzer Center)

"As Amazon Fires Become Global Crisis, Brazil’s President Reverses Course" (New York Times)

"Bolsonaro Wants To Develop The Amazon. The Munduruku Fear The End Of Their Way Of Life." (Washington Post)

Source: AP, 08/26/2019