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Bolsonaro calls surge in Amazon fires a 'lie'

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Bolsonaro calls surge in Amazon fires a 'lie'

Bolsonaro calls surge in Amazon fires a 'lie'

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday angrily denied the existence of surging fires in the Amazon rainforest, calling it a "lie," despite data produced by his own government showing that thousands of fires are surging across the region.

Gavino Garay reports.


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