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Brazil's Bolsonaro awaits news on U.S. help for Amazon

Brazil's Bolsonaro awaits news on U.S. help for Amazon
FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro looks on during a news conference with Chile's President Sebastian Pinera (not pictured) at the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, Brazil August 28, 2019. Reuters/Adriano Machadö/File Photo -
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may have news later in the day on his request to U.S. President Donald Trump for help fighting the Amazon rainforest fires, adding that he will talk to German Chancellor Angela Merkel later Friday too.

Speaking to reporters in Brasilia, he also said he wants to bar the creation of new indigenous reserves in Brazil, and will review those already in place.

(Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Writing by Jamie McGeever)

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