Amnesty International Says Bolsonaro has “Toxic Rhetoric”

The organization also said Bolsonaro is infringing the rights of Brazil's indigenous people and "quilombola" communities of the descendants of enslaved people.

By Newsfeed/AP

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Amnesty International published an open letter Tuesday criticizing the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro, saying they will lead to more homicides and deny some Brazilians their human rights.

The group said Bolsonaro's "anti-human rights" rhetoric throughout his career is now "being translated into concrete measures and actions that threaten and violate the human rights of all people in Brazil."

The letter outlined measures like Bolsonaro's moves to ease gun laws, more stringent new drug policy, and what it said are attempts "to interfere unduly in the work of civil society . . .

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