Jair Bolsonaro

Donald Sutherland: Trump and Bolsonaro ‘Ruining the World’

Actor Donald Sutherland has urged people in the United States and Brazil to vote their respective leaders, President Donald Trump, and Jair Bolsonaro, out of office over their environmental policies, accusing them of “ruining the world” for future generations.

Canadian actor and member of the Jury Donald Sutherland arrives on stage on May 22, 2016 during the closing ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP / Valery HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese State Media: G7’s $20M Firefighting Aid Offer to Brazil Is ‘Chump Change’

An editorial in China’s state-run China Daily on Wednesday dismissed the G7’s offer of $20 million in firefighting aid to Brazil as “chump change” given the scale of the Amazon crisis and inadvertently revealed one of the reasons China is interested in the outcome: Brazil is a major source of soybeans, a crop central to the trade war between the United States and China.

View of a burnt area of forest in Altamira, Para state, Brazil, in the Amazon basin, on August 27, 2019. - Brazil will accept foreign aid to help fight fires in the Amazon rainforest on the condition the Latin American country controls the money, the president's spokesman said Tuesday. (Photo …