Jair Bolsonaro, the environmental exterminator

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Brazil, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) New criticisms against the Brazilian government’s policies on the environment emerged after President Jair Bolsonaro signed a bill in early February to allow mining and electricity generation in indigenous reserves.

‘The Indian is a human being exactly like us. He has a heart, he has a feeling, he has a soul, he has a desire, he has needs and he is as Brazilian as we are, ‘said Bolsonaro, echoing a discriminatory position on aboriginal peoples.

By such an inappropriate comment, the coordinator Sonia Guajajara, of the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB), announced that she would go to court against the ruler for the crime of racism.

‘We, the indigenous peoples, who come from this land, demand respect. Bolsonaro once again tears apart the Constitution by denying our existence as human beings. We must stop this pervert, ‘Guajajara published on the social network Twitter.

Indigenous leaders presented to the head of the Chamber of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia, a package of complaints against the bill of the former army captain, marked PL-191, which threatens the native communities.

‘The indigenous peoples are the cure of the Earth because where there is an indigenous presence there is clean water, protected forest, healthy food. This manifesto of ours is against the genocide, ethnocide and ecocide that have taken place in Brazil, ‘Guajajara reiterated.

The indigenous issue gained strength in July with the death of a leader in the Wajãpi territory in Amapá and in August the questions against the ex-military were multiplied by the situation of burning and deforestation in the Amazon that crowned in a crisis that reached abroad.

For the ignitions in the lung of the planet, Bolsonaro is also responsible, who in the rainbow of problems could not respond to the origin of the oil spill that affected more than 100 locations on the coast of the country at the beginning of September.

Elizabeth Uema, executive secretary of the National Association of the Career of Environmental Specialists, predicted to Orbe that the scenario should get worse in 2020.

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