Amazon rainforest fires: Brazil to reject $20m pledged by G7

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Senior official says funds should be spent on reforesting Europe and not on ‘colonialist practices’

A senior Brazilian official has told Emmanuel Macron to take care of “his home and his colonies” as Brazil rejected an offer from G7 countries of $20m (£16m) to help fight fires in the Amazon.

“We appreciate [the offer], but maybe those resources are more relevant to reforest Europe,” Onyx Lorenzoni, the chief of staff to President Jair Bolsonaro, told the G1 news website.

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