Sat. Nov 16th, 2019

It’s not just Brazil’s Amazon that is on fire, Bolivia is facing its own disaster

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As the world turns its attention to the fires in Brazil’s Amazon, wild fires are wreaking havoc on neighbouring Bolivia. Intense blazes have burned unabated across vast swathes of hilly tropical forest and savannah near Bolivia’s border with Paraguay and Brazil. At least 1 million hectares, or approximately 3,800 square miles, have been impacted. Bolivian president Evo Morales refused international help to battle the fires for weeks but has since changed his position.