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Tag: President Jair Bolsonaro

Bolsonaro blamed as UN, activists denounce Amazon murders

The United Nations as well as environmental and rights groups expressed outrage Thursday at the murder of British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, which they linked to President Jair Bolsonaro’s willingness to allow commercial exploitation of the Brazilian Amazon.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro defends pardon for ally

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday defended his decision to grant a pardon to a controversial ally convicted of attacking democratic institutions, saying “I free people who are innocent.”