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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.

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.