Enormous Inferno in Brazil: Fire in the Amazon Due to Deforestation. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accuses non-governmental organizations (NGOs) of having started fires in the Amazon.
According to the president, they would have done that after the Brazilian government had withdrawn the financial support to the NGOs.
The president did not name the organizations by name, nor did he provide evidence of his accusation.
According to Bolsonaro, Brazil is working hard to get all fires under control. The Brazilian jungle has been hit by a record number of fires this year.
According to government critics, the fires are the result of Bolsonaro environmental policy.