Bolsonaro calls for more development in Amazon despite outrage

Jair Bolsonaro's statement came despite condemnation over his handling of a record number of wildfires apparently linked to illegal farming and logging.

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    Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is calling for more development in the Amazon.

    That is despite international condemnation over his handling of a record number of wildfires in the region.

    It is believed they are the result of illegal farming and logging - which local government officials say they don't have enough resources to stop.

    Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports from the northwestern state of Rondonia.


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