Firefighters and Volunteers Battle Wildfires in Bolivia
Firefighters and volunteers battle wildfires in eastern Bolivia, near Puerto Suarez and Puerto Busch, Sunday, August 25. Wildfires have been ravaging Bolivia and neighboring Brazil for over the past two weeks.
READ MORE: Bolivian President Evo Morales said Sunday he would welcome aid in fighting his own country’s wildfires, which have scorched more than 2,900 square miles (744,000 hectares) of land in the Chiquitanía region over the past two weeks.
He told a news conference that he had accepted offers of assistance from the leaders of Spain, Chile and Paraguay.