Brasilia/Rio de Janeiro — Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, accused nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) on Wednesday of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a growing global outcry against the wildfires raged through social media.

Presented without evidence and disputed by environmental and climate experts, Bolsonaro’s comments enraged critics and fanned a growing social media campaign over the dangers to the Amazon, one of the world's key bulwarks against climate change...

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