By The Hill. Presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said he would “absolutely” consider imposing sanctions on Brazil over the raging wildfires in the Amazon rainforest if he became president.
“What is going on in Brazil is extremely dangerous,” Sanders told Hill.TV, noting that that the region serves as a vital oxygen source for the rest of the world.
“We would use all of the tools at our disposal … to try to make sure that we stop the burning of the Amazon, and in fact, that we work with the entire world to move forward to protect the planet,” he added. . .
Trump has offered praise for the far-right leader amid the heightened criticism.
“He is working very hard on the Amazon fires and in all respects doing a great job for the people of Brazil – Not easy. He and his country have the full and complete support of the USA!” Trump tweeted on Tuesday. (Read more from “Sanders Says He Would ‘Absolutely’ Consider Imposing Sanctions on Brazil Over Amazon Rainforest Fires” HERE)
Brazil’s Bolsonaro says he will accept aid to fight Amazon fires
By CBS News. A day after Brazil rejected aid from G-7 countries to fight wildfires in the Amazon, the Brazilian leader has said Tuesday that his government will accept all foreign aid from organizations or countries — as long as it can decide how to use the assistance. President Jair Bolsonaro originally said he would only accept help if French President Emmanuel Macron apologized to him personally for perceived insults first.
“Brazilian sovereignty is not negotiable,” said Bolsonaro’s spokesperson, according to the Reuters news agency. The president also said dialog with France isn’t off the table. (Read more from “Brazil’s Bolsonaro Says He Will Accept Aid to Fight Amazon Fires” HERE)