Bolsonaro said that DiCaprio had earmarked a part of the $500,000 "for the people who were setting fires"
Premier did not have any proof related to actor financing the environmental catastrophe
Agricultural expansion deeper into Amazon forest areas would likely spur more fires in the fragile ecosystem
Fires in Brazil's sprawling Amazon rainforest have receded slightly since President Jair Bolsonaro sent military
Bolsonaro reacted by blasting Macron for having a "colonialist mentality"
Pope Francis urges world's 1.3 billion Catholics to pray for the fires to be extinguished at the earliest
Official figures show 78,383 forest fires recorded in Brazil this year, the highest number since 2013
Official figures show nearly 73,000 forest fires were recorded in Brazil in the first eight months of the year
Wildfires are a natural phenomenon happening in forests from the Amazon to our own in Galiyat
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