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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 02:09 PM

Deal with Bolsonaro would sanction Brazil's tragedy, NGOs tell Biden

Nearly 200 Brazilian organizations warn American President about risks of a closed-doors negotiation with the Brazilian ruler.

A group of 199 Brazilian civil society organizations released today (6th) a letter to the American government, warning that a forthcoming cooperation deal between the United States and the Bolsonaro administration could bring a risk for the environment, human rights, and democracy.

The Joe Biden administration has been negotiating for several weeks, behind closed doors, an environmental agreement with the government of Jair Bolsonaro. Such deal is to be announced in the climate summit convened by the US President for the 22nd and 23rd of April. Sources close to the talks say the agreement shall involve money transfers to Brazil. In the campaign trail, Biden talked about raising US$ 20 billion to save the Amazon.

According to the letter, the negotiations with Bolsonaro – a denier of the Covid pandemic who has dismantled Brazil’s longstanding environmental policy and who was sued by indigenous peoples in the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity – put to test Biden’s inaugural speech: the American President promised then to fight the pandemic, structural racism and climate change, and to reclaim America’s place in the world through “the power of its example”. “President Biden needs to choose between being true to his speech and lending political prestige and money to Bolsonaro. He can’t have both.”


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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 02:14 PM

1. The timing of this seems suboptimal

Brazil’s Covid situation is the worst in the world right now and a clear and present danger to all of us, and their dictator is about 3 fries shy of a Happy Meal.

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