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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.

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