Bolsonaro defends his policies on coronavirus, Amazon in UN speech

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro defended his government’s controversial environmental policies and handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying false information had been spread about both subjects, during a speech to the UN General Assembly.Brazil has been targeted by “a most brutal disinformation campaign about the Amazon and the Brazilian wetlands,” the president said, in reference to two ecologically valuable regions his government is accused of not sufficiently protecting.The government maintains a “zero tolerance policy towards environmental crime,” Bolsonaro said, claiming that the “…

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