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Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro calls environmental NGOs a ‘cancer’ amid pressure to better protect the Amazon – SBS News

It comes after a group of NGOs this week launched a campaign calling on potential investors in Brazil to insist on firm government commitments to protect the Amazon.

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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has slammed environmental NGOs as a “cancer” and denounced what he said was an international conspiracy accusing him of being responsible for devastating Amazon wildfires.
“You know that NGOs don’t have a voice with me. I am firm with these people, but I can’t kill this cancer that most NGOs are,” Mr Bolsonaro said during his regular Facebook broadcast on Thursday.
The far-right leader used the broadcast to hit out at “bastards” who accuse him of “setting fire…

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