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Amazon fires: Burning continues despite ban

Amazon continues to burn despite Bolsonaro issuing 60-day ban on fires in the region.

The increase in deforestation under President Jair Bolsonaro has generated an international outcry. Thousands of hectares of forest have already been destroyed.

International pressure is what has forced Bolsonaro to take some type of action to prevent intentional fires in the Amazon – fires that, until now, nobody seems to have been able to stop.

Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from Porto Vehlo in Rondonia State.