Bolsonaro send the army into the Amazon to fires and to fight against

The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has, Friday, a decree was issued, which makes it possible for the military to fight the fires that are currently in use in the Amazon basin take place. That is, he left on Friday (local time), namely, during a televised address.

The army shall be provisional until the 24th of september will be used to control and prevent fires in the states that the Amazon river spans. In addition, the soldiers received permission to intervene in the regions, and the regions where indigenous peoples live.

Bolsonaro said that the high temperatures and dry periods of the large number of fires in the Amazon this year and have it all taken care of. Wednesday, the accused non-governmental organisations (ngos), of which the forest fires have formed, but there he was Thursday, on the back.

The Us president, Donald Trump has offered his help. He said Bolsonaro Friday night, and said that the United States is ready and waiting to help you.

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A state of emergency in the most important state of Brazil

In July and August, there is usually a lot of forest fires in the Amazon basin, as this is the start of the dry period in the region. At the beginning of August called the most important state in Brazil, Amazonas, a state of emergency in the southern part of the state, due to the large number of fires in the area.

In Sao Paulo, fell on Monday, with the power off, and it was in the middle of the day and after dark. It is still unclear whether or not the night sky, and the power loss was caused by the smoke from the fires of the Amazon region.


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