Igniting global outrage, Brazil’s Bolsonaro baselessly blames NGOs for Amazon fires

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a growing global outcry against the wildfires raged through social media. Presented without evidence and disputed by environmental and climate experts, Bolsonaro’s comments enraged critics and fanned a growing […]

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As resistance mounts, Brazil’s Bolsonaro sticks by son for U.S. envoy

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro, plans to push ahead with the appointment of his son Eduardo for ambassador to the United States despite accusations of nepotism and mounting resistance in his country’s Congress. Brazilian Federal Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro attends a session of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and National Defense of the […]

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