RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government announced Tuesday, June 22, that it will provide R$250 billion (about US$50 billion) in public loans for agriculture between 2021 and 2022, an 8% increase over the previous period.
"We feed 1 billion people in the world," President Jair Bolsonaro said in announcing the loans, alluding to Brazil's status as a major exporter of agricultural products.
"It is wrong to say that we have burned the Amazon. That is a lie and serves mainly to limit our potential," he said, alluding to his theory that criticism of his aggressive environmental . . .