Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announces all Amazon-region nations except Venezuela will meet to discuss a coordinated response to the disaster. He also reiterates rejection of G7 money to assist the efforts unless French President Emmanuel Macron issues him an apology, but after meeting with Chilean President Sebastián Piñera accepts an offer of four firefighting aircraft from Chile.
Workers at the Escondida copper mine in northern Chile vote to continue a strike for a second day. [http:--www.france24.com-en-20110724-strike-extended-worlds-largest-copper-mine (AFP via France24)]date=August 2019
Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile track the motion of gas giant Beta Pictoris b, the first time an extra-solar planet is tracked in orbit around a young star.