Amazon fires: Rainforest destruction at record high

Government of Brazil says it is dealing with an annual but containable problem.

Vast swaths of the Amazon rainforest have been burned away by wildfires that have raged out of control.

The government of Brazil is saying that this is something that occurs every year and many are bemused by the international attention focused on the issue.


Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler reports from Porto Velho, Brazil, one of the worst affected areas.