August 26, 2019 / 10:30 PM / a month ago

Brazil spokesman says Bolsonaro may visit Amazon region this week

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro looks on during a Soldier's Day ceremony, in Brasilia, Brazil August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s spokesman said on Monday president Jair Bolsonaro may visit the Amazon region later this week to check on the efforts to reduce forest fires.

Otavio Rego Barros said Chile and Ecuador have offered aircraft to help combat the fires in the Amazon.

Reporting by Gabriel Ponte in Brasilia; Editing by Chris Reese

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