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Bolsonaro accused Bachelet of meddling in Brazil´s affairs for condemning police violence

Thursday, September 5th 2019 - 09:56 UTC
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 Bachelet also criticized “a shrinking of civic and democratic space,” in recent months and attacks on indigenous communities amid a rise in forest fires Bachelet also criticized “a shrinking of civic and democratic space,” in recent months and attacks on indigenous communities amid a rise in forest fires
Bolsonaro accused Bachelet of following the example of French President Emmanuel Macron, who led global outrage over the Amazon forest fires. Bolsonaro accused Bachelet of following the example of French President Emmanuel Macron, who led global outrage over the Amazon forest fires.

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused Chile's former leader Michelle Bachelet, now the United Nations human rights chief, of meddling in his country's affairs after she criticized a rise in police violence and an erosion of democracy.

In comments to reporters in Geneva, Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed concern over a jump in police violence in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo states “amidst a public discourse legitimizing summary executions and an absence of accountability.”

Bachelet, who was tortured under the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet and was the first woman to be president of Chile, said that discourse could “entrench impunity and reinforce the message that state agents are above the law and are effectively able to kill without being held to account.”

She also criticized “a shrinking of civic and democratic space,” in recent months and attacks on indigenous communities amid a rise in forest fires in the Amazon.

Bolsonaro, a far-right former army captain, accused Bachelet of following the example of French President Emmanuel Macron, who led global outrage over the Amazon forest fires.

”Bachelet ... (is) following Macron's line in meddling in domestic affairs and Brazilian sovereignty,“ he wrote on Facebook. ”She attacks Brazil with the agenda of the human rights (of criminals), attacking our valiant ... police.“

Bolsonaro also personally attacked Bachelet, whose father, an air force general, remained loyal to socialist president Salvador Allende after the 1973 coup, and died in jail.

”(Bachelet) forgets that the only reason (her) country isn't like Cuba is thanks to those who had the courage to put a stop to the left in 1973,“ Bolsonaro wrote. ”Among those communists was her ... father.“

Between January and July, Rio police killed 1,075 people, more than five people per day, 20% more than the same period last year and on track to be the highest tally since records began in 2003.

She also criticized ”a shrinking of civic and democratic space,“ in recent months and attacks on indigenous communities amid a rise in forest fires in the Amazon.

Bolsonaro, a far-right former army captain, accused Bachelet of following the example of French President Emmanuel Macron, who led global outrage over the Amazon forest fires.

”Bachelet ... (is) following Macron's line in meddling in domestic affairs and Brazilian sovereignty,“ he wrote on Facebook. ”She attacks Brazil with the agenda of the human rights (of criminals), attacking our valiant ... police.”

 

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  • Brasileiro

    I am against Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro is worse than Hitler and needs to be removed from office quickly! The Bolsonaro government is falling into internal discredit and its disapproval rises rapidly. Be sure, who suffers most from the Bolsonaro government is the Brazilian people themselves.

    Chilean voices rise in favor of an embargo against Brazilian products. It seems that economic sanctions are becoming the rule in this crazy world. Economic embargo distances people and destroys bridges.

    We are brazilian. We love our country. We will not stand still watching our country suffer an economic embargo. Millions of Brazilian tourists visit Chile annually, Brazil is one of the largest buyers of wine and fish from Chile. Brazil treats Chile as a member of Mercosur. People move between the two countries freely and without the need for passports.

    Bad governments need not destroy bridges that were built with the effort of generations!

    Sep 05th, 2019 - 11:27 am 0
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    @Brasileiro

    REF: “Bolsonaro is worse than Hitler and needs to be removed from office quickly”

    But you forget that he comes from the rich heritage of well-bred, well-brought-up, well-educated & highly respected scum!

    Sep 12th, 2019 - 10:07 am 0
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