Bolsonaro on Environmental NGOs: ‘I Can’t Kill This Cancer’

Bolsonaro has been severely criticized by NGOs for the increase in deforestation in Brazil under his government.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Criticized for his administration's environmental policy, President Jair Bolsonaro named Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working in the area as a "cancer". "You know that NGOs, for the most part, do not have a chance with me. I'm going all out to break these people, I can't kill this cancer, mostly called NGOs," said the President during his weekly live stream on social media.

During the stream, Bolsonaro ironized questions about the record increases in patch-burn grazing in the Amazon and Pantanal region since last year. "People think somewhere is on fire and . . .

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