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March 25, 1998 | Reuters
Struggling to contain forest and savanna fires ravaging the northern Amazon region, Brazil has accepted an offer of help from the United Nations, officials said Tuesday. The Brazilian government's Environment Institute, known by the initials IBAMA, responded to an offer from the U.N. Department of Humanitarian Affairs on Monday, and local officials were drawing up a list of what kind of support is needed, a U.N. spokeswoman in Brasilia said.
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March 25, 1998 | Reuters
Struggling to contain forest and savanna fires ravaging the northern Amazon region, Brazil has accepted an offer of help from the United Nations, officials said Tuesday. The Brazilian government's Environment Institute, known by the initials IBAMA, responded to an offer from the U.N. Department of Humanitarian Affairs on Monday, and local officials were drawing up a list of what kind of support is needed, a U.N. spokeswoman in Brasilia said.
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May 4, 2005 | Henry Chu, Times Staff Writer
Fueled by a long-standing rivalry over who should lead South America, tensions between Brazil and Argentina escalated Tuesday amid reports that Buenos Aires was preparing to adopt a tougher approach toward its giant neighbor. Comments by Argentine officials this week disparaging Brazil's attempts to exert more international influence touched off a flurry of speculation that relations between the two nations were in a nosedive.
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