Brazil weighs offers from U.S. and others to help fight Amazon fires

Brazil weighs offers from U.S. and others to help fight Amazon fires
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  • calendar-gray 31 August 2019

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may have news later in the day on his request to U.S. President Donald Trump for help fighting the Amazon rainforest fires, as the country also fields offers from Chile, Ecuador and Israel, APA reports quoting Reuters.

Speaking to reporters in Brasilia, Bolsonaro said news on this front could materialize after Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo and the president’s son Eduardo Bolsonaro meet with the U.S. president, although it was unclear exactly when the meeting would take place.

A White House official confirmed that Araujo and Eduardo Bolsonaro would meet with “senior administration officials” on Friday but gave no further details.

The two flew to Washington on Thursday evening, with Eduardo Bolsonaro telling reporters before departing that the Amazon crisis would “certainly” be discussed.

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