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Bolsonaro suggests green groups started the blaze in the Amazon to blame him

Thursday, August 22nd 2019 - 09:56 UTC
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Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil have ignited a firestorm on social media, with President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday suggesting green groups started the blazes. Images of fires purportedly devouring sections of the world's largest rainforest have gone viral on Twitter. Read full article

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  • Trimonde

    Poor man is sick.

    Aug 22nd, 2019 - 10:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Room101

    He may feel helpless to tackle the problem; thus this uncorroberated allegation from him.
    It isn't a simple situation.
    If so, advisers on the ground and in the areas and military patrols could discourage the perpretrors somewhat

    Aug 22nd, 2019 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Gotta find someone to blame, heaven forbid any President take responsibility for their own actions.

    Aug 22nd, 2019 - 01:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Aracri

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Aug 22nd, 2019 - 10:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    Sergio Aracri
    “It would not be surprising if MI6 screens like Greenpeace were behind this.” Greenpeace is a Canadian organisation that was a product of the Vancouver hip culture of the early seventies you ignoramus.
    https://www.straight.com/article/how-greenpeace-changed-the-world-forever
    “Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rain forest – the lungs which produces 20% of our planet's oxygen – is on fire,” Macron wrote in a tweet Thursday. “It is an international crisis. Members of the G7 Summit, let's discuss this emergency first order in two days!”
    The world has the power to make Brazil’s Bolsonaro pay for his destruction of the Amazon
    The best weapon against the far-right president is to hurt the Brazilian economy.
    https://www. newstatesman.com/world/south-america/2019/08/world-has-power-make-brazil-s-bolsonaro-pay-his-destruction-amazon
    The world has the power to make Brazil’s Bolsonaro pay for his destruction of the Amazon
    The best weapon against the far-right president is to hurt the Brazilian economy.
    https://www. newstatesman.com/world/south-america/2019/08/world-has-power-make-brazil-s-bolsonaro-pay-his-destruction-amazon
    Macron Urges G7 Members To Put Amazon Fires At Top Of Agenda
    “Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rain forest – the lungs which produces 20% of our planet's oxygen – is on fire,” Macron wrote in a tweet Thursday. “It is an international crisis. Members of the G7 Summit, let's discuss this emergency first order in two days!”
    https://www. npr.org/2019/08/23/753639869/macron-urges-g7-members-to-put-amazon-fires-at-top-of-agenda

    Aug 23rd, 2019 - 05:24 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • :o))

    It appeared to be a well-orchestrated+well-planned+well-timed wildfire which was started precisely before the G7; to fulfill some Distorted+Ulterior+Corrupt (political?) Motive - may be of hijacking The Rain Forest & fleecing ransom from the West?

    Aug 27th, 2019 - 09:31 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Terence Hill

    ”Amazon Gold and Army Suspicion Fuel Bolsonaro’s Rainforest Rage
    Among the tens of thousands of Brazilians who descended on the Amazonian goldmine of Serra Pelada in the 1980s was Percy Geraldo Bolsonaro, father of the current president, Jair Bolsonaro.
    Bolsonaro senior was among the wildcat miners who endured brutal working conditions in the quest for riches. The rainforest suffered too, with widespread environmental degradation as miners ripped apart the Amazon in their desperate hunt for gold.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-28/amazon-gold-and-army-suspicion-fuel-bolsonaro-s-rainforest-rage
    He also worked as a dentist for which he was unqualified, father like son.

    Aug 28th, 2019 - 11:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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