Amazon forest fire

As fires ravage the Amazon, indigenous tribes pray for protection

In the village of Feijo, in the West of Brazil, approaching the border with Peru, indigenous people from the tribe of Shanenawa on Sunday performed a ritual to try to find peace between humans and nature. With faces painted, dozens danced in circles as they prayed to put an end to the fires. 

Sep 02, 2019, 08:48 AM IST

Brazil prohibits Amazon land-clearing fires for 60 days over crops, cattle grazing

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro last Friday ordered the deployment of military personnel to fight the blazes throughout the Amazon region.


Aug 30, 2019, 06:44 AM IST

Brazil says open to aid for Amazon fires, but will decide how it's used

The comments by presidential spokesman Rego Barros came after governors of states in the Brazilian Amazon told President Jair Bolsonaro that they needed the money to help fight the record wildfires in the world`s largest tropical rainforest.

Aug 28, 2019, 06:54 AM IST

Brazil tells ambassadors no time off due to Amazon fires

The decision to suspend vacations for ambassadors in certain countries was taken by Minister of Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo after an emergency meeting with President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday evening, the two sources said. 

Aug 27, 2019, 14:30 PM IST

Warplanes dump water on Amazon as Brazil military begins fighting fires

Reuters accompanied a firefighting brigade near the state capital of Porto Velho, where there were areas larger than football fields that had been charred.

Aug 26, 2019, 10:41 AM IST