G7 makes US$20m Amazon aid deal, amid Bolsonaro row

Published on 27 Aug 2019 10:56:20 AM

Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations have agreed to release more than US$20 million of emergency aid to help countries battle wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.

The aid package comes as tensions flare between Macron and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.