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Brazil Refuses Aid for Amazon Rain Forest

Forty-three thousand Brazilian troops have been sent to help fight the Amazon rain forest wildfires that began last week.

At the G7 summit, leaders pledged $20 million to help the Amazon.

“Many countries indeed have been affected and the supers areas is about two times the surface area of France. So we know how dramatic this is for the countries but for humanity as a whole,” said French President Emmanuel Macron. 

It is estimated that 20 percent of the oxygen produced comes from the Amazon rain forest.

Brazil announced they would not be accepting the aid offered by other countries at the summit that would help fight the wildfires.

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