Brazil's Bolsonaro at UN: Defiant about fires burning in Amazon

Despite global outrage, President Jair Bolsonaro says international media has exaggerated problem of Amazon fires.

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    Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro used his platform at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to rebut his critics who say he is causing a global environmental catastrophe.

    He instead said the Amazon was Brazil's sovereign property and called the backlash against the fire a new form of colonialism.

    Back home, opinion was divided over the president's speech.

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Cuaiba, the capital of the Amazonian state of Mato Grosso.


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