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Brazilian president raps papal attitude toward Amazon

February 14, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro criticized Pope Francis for suggesting in Querida Amazonia that “the Amazon is his, the world’s, everyone’s.” Bolsonaro, who has upheld the property rights of Brazilian landowners, suggested that the Pontiff was interfering in the country’s domestic politics. (The Brazilian leader made his remarks on the same day that the Pope held a friendly meeting with his predecessor and bitter rival, Luiz “Lula” da Silva.)

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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Feb. 16, 2020 2:25 AM ET USA

    Agree! To make a statement that much of a country belongs to the world ignores the sovereignty of the country. Much of the Amazon is part of Brazil last map I saw. He assumes a lot for himself. Next he might say that the United States belongs to the indigenous people with little thought of history which is so mistaught these days. If the statement is to satisfy some agenda he is wrong. He always opens a can worms then tries to put the lid back on.