26 Aug 2019

Brazil fires blaze, Bolsonaro under pressure

From Nine To Noon, 9:52 am on 26 August 2019

Brazil is tackling record wildfires in the Amazon rain forest, with planes dropping water and chemicals in an attempt to control the blazes. President Jair Bolsonaro has promised to release extra funds for the emergency operation. Meanwhile French President, Emmanuel Macron has pushed the fires to the top of the G7 summit agenda after declaring them a global emergency. The BBC's Luciani Gomes reports from Porto Velho, Rondonia, in the Amazon.