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Brazil politics environment August 24 2019 - 12:29 AM

URGENT Brazil's Bolsonaro authorizes army to help fight Amazon fires Brasília, Aug 23, 2019 (AFP) - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized the deployment of armed forces to help fight fires raging in the Amazon and crack down on criminal activities in the region. The decree applies to indigenous territories, conservation areas as well as other regions in the Brazilian states spanning the world's largest rainforest. amj/dw

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