Sputnik News: How Bolsonaro Turned Amazon Sovereignty into a Shield Against Criticism

In an article on the Sputnik News portal, Adriana Erthal Abdenur, CIPÓ’s Executive Director, commented on the history of the national sovereignty discourse around the Amazon and how Bolsonaro has used this discourse to avoid criticism regarding forest deforestation: ” The difference is that previous presidents, such as Lula or Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1995-2003), did not see international cooperation in the Amazon as a threat, and Bolsonaro does (…) the current discourse tries to frame any type of cooperation as a threat to Brazil’s national integrity”.

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