August 2019

Brazil Will Reject $20 Million International Aid Offer for Amazon Fires

The money was offered at the G7 summit in France on Monday. . Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro told CNN that his country will turn down the money. . Onyx Lorenzoni, Bolsonaro's chief of staff, suggested that the money should be used to help Europe instead. . We are thankful, but maybe those resources would be more relevant to reforest Europe. , Onyx Lorenzoni, via G1 Globo. Bolsonaro and his staff were critical of France and called the aid offer an attack on Brazil's independence. . Macron (France's president) is unable to avoid a preventable fire in a church and he wants to show us what is for our country? He has a lot to look after at home. , Onyx Lorenzoni, via G1 Globo. Brazil is a democratic nation, free and never had colonial or imperialistic practices which might be (the) objective of Frenchman Macron. , Onyx Lorenzoni, via G1 Globo