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Sat Jul 20, 2019, 04:54 AM

Amazon deforestation data dismissed by president of Brazil

Source: Radio New Zealand

7:48 pm today

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has accused his own country's national space institute of lying about the scale of deforestation in the Amazon.



Arara indigenous chief Tatji Arara jumps over an illegally felled tree, as he patrols indigenous land in
Brazil. Photo: Mauro Pimentel/ AFP


Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has accused his own country's national space institute of lying about the scale of deforestation in the Amazon.

He said the institute was smearing Brazil's reputation abroad by publishing data showing a dramatic increase in deforestation there.

The far-right president said he wanted to meet with the head of the agency to discuss the issue.

The National Space Research Institute said its data is 95 percent accurate.

Mr Bolsonaro's comments came a day after preliminary satellite data released by the institute showed more than 1000 square kilometres of rainforest had been cleared in the first 15 days of July - an increase of 68 percent from the entire month of July 2018.



Read more: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/394848/amazon-deforestation-data-dismissed-by-president-of-brazil



Bolsonaro says claims of hunger in Brazil 'a big lie'
7 HOURS AGO

Bolsonaro says hunger in the country is "fake news," while the latest figures from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization show 5.1 million Brazilians are "undernourished."



Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro interviews with foreign correspondents at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on July 19, 2019. (AFP)


Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday there was no hunger in the country, citing the lack of rail-thin poor people in the streets as proof.

Speaking to foreign journalists, Bolsonaro blamed "populists" for propagating "a big lie" that some of Brazil's 209 million people did not have enough to eat.

"There is no hunger," the far-right leader said, noting Brazil "was rich in practically every type of crop".

"You don't see poor people in the street with bone-thin bodies like in other countries.

Speaking to foreign journalists, Bolsonaro blamed "populists" for propagating "a big lie" that some of Brazil's 209 million people did not have enough to eat.

More:
https://www.trtworld.com/americas/bolsonaro-says-claims-of-hunger-in-brazil-a-big-lie-28384

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 06:00 AM

1. Bolsonaro is a monster

In additional to the horrific political and economic and human fallout from his Trump-like presidency,the ecological havoc hes causing will have dire consequences not only for Brazil, but for the entire planet.

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Response to MBS (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 06:21 PM

7. Everything I read about this clown.


prior to his presidential "installment"..is he is a cheetox clone...

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 06:36 PM

8. Yes, agreed.n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 06:32 AM

2. Unbelievable !!!!!! tRump's twin brother.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 10:50 AM

3. They voted for him

By huge numbers.

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Response to angrychair (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 11:44 AM

4. There was a massive disinformation campaign leading up to the elections

Thanks to WhatsApp and their parent company facebook.

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Response to EleanorR (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 01:46 PM

6. not just phones and computers, what's doing it here is talk radio. which can reach

a lot of people in rural areas especially

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Response to angrychair (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 05:53 PM

10. just faux "anti-establishment populism"

and the dreaded "I don't care if he IS a fascist bully, literally ANYTHING is an improvement over the same old status quo!"

Which is a mindset that never, ever turns out a happy ending...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 01:44 PM

5. brazil is the kind of place where the republican talk radio model could

work really well

a few hundred very loud radio stations with a brazilian team limbaugh, fed by russian think tanks, would work great for fascism, just like it did here

same in india, for instance

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Response to certainot (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 08:34 PM

9. So many are without access to decent, real information in countries without great education systems.

I hadn't taken time to take that into consideration.

Absolutely no doubt you are right.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 05:55 PM

11. As always, Greenwald was not only unavailable for comment...

He's helping Bolsonaro keep his iron fist in power...

So much for "speaking truth to power" and "sunlight is the best disinfectant"

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