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Bolivia: Morales speaks of ‘shared responsibility’ as he helps battle wildfires

Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Robore
August 30, 2019 at 02:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

Bolivian President Evo Morales helped fire fighters put out flames in Robore on Thursday and spoke of a "shared responsibility" that the international community has regarding the wildfires.

Morales can be seen helping firefighters battle the flames before holding a press conference.

"There is a shared responsibility throughout the world...the Paris Accord, we participated, personally we weren't agreeing on much but it was an important step. The United States abandons the Paris Accord," Morales said.

The Bolivian President went on to say that international aid was "coming in little by little" and that "we hope, like always, to give it a good use for the good of mother earth and fundamentally to defend biodiversity."

Morales announced on Sunday that he is suspending his campaign for re-election to tackle the wildfires at a news conference, where he also welcomed international aid and called for regional cooperation.

According to Bolivian President Evo Morales, in recent days the outbreaks have been reduced from 8,000 to 162.

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Bolivian President Evo Morales helped fire fighters put out flames in Robore on Thursday and spoke of a "shared responsibility" that the international community has regarding the wildfires.

Morales can be seen helping firefighters battle the flames before holding a press conference.

"There is a shared responsibility throughout the world...the Paris Accord, we participated, personally we weren't agreeing on much but it was an important step. The United States abandons the Paris Accord," Morales said.

The Bolivian President went on to say that international aid was "coming in little by little" and that "we hope, like always, to give it a good use for the good of mother earth and fundamentally to defend biodiversity."

Morales announced on Sunday that he is suspending his campaign for re-election to tackle the wildfires at a news conference, where he also welcomed international aid and called for regional cooperation.

According to Bolivian President Evo Morales, in recent days the outbreaks have been reduced from 8,000 to 162.

M/S Bolivian President Evo Morales getting off helicopter in Robore

M/S Morales putting out wildfire

M/S Morales putting out wildfire

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M/S Fire fighters

M/S Fire fighters putting out flames

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SOT, Evo Morales, President of Bolivia (Spanish): "Finally I would like to tell you, that with the new help from the international community, the FAO (UN Food and Agriculture Organization) joins with 500 thousand (US) dollars and yesterday we summed up one million dollars. The international aid is coming little by little. We hope, like always, to give it a good use for the good of mother earth and fundamentally to defend biodiversity."

M/S Press conference

SOT, Evo Morales, President of Bolivia (Spanish): "There is a shared responsibility throughout the world (regarding the fires and putting them out). The Paris Accord (Climate), we participated, personally we weren't agreeing on much but it was an important step. The United States abandons the Paris Accord. Because there we debated heavily on how to confront global warming together."

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SOT, Evo Morales, President of Bolivia (Spanish): "And it was investment and above all through the heads of state, I would say exaggeratedly industrialized. Industries that are life ending. We would like more lifesaving industries and if there is cooperation or it is work that is called shared responsibility. Good. It is the best thing to focus us. We are a hardworking people and are united with the responsibility facing the loss of biodiversity."

M/S End of press conference

W/S Aerial shots of wild fires

W/S Aerial shots of wild fires

W/S Aerial shots of wild fires

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