“The World’s Lungs are the Oceans, not the Amazon,” says Brazilian Vice-President

On social media, Mourão claimed that "the Amazon is safe."

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian vice-president Hamilton Mourão spoke on Thursday night about the wildfires in the Amazon and said that the region is safe. On Twitter, he credited the fires to the drought period.

"The Brazilian Amazon is safe! I lived there, and I know that fires are . . .

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