Bolsonaro Favors Developing Parts of Amazon Forest, Even Selling its Oxygen

President Bolsonaro is seeking partnerships with the United States for the exploration of Brazil’s Amazon territory.

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Noting that the Amazon forest is known for being the "lungs" of the world, Brazilian Economy Minister, Paulo Guedes, believes that Brazil should "charge" other countries for the oxygen they use. Guedes, while visiting Manaus on Thursday, July 25th, defended the concept that the country should create a world oxygen exchange in Manaus.

"We want to know if Americans recognize oxygen ownership. We produce oxygen for the world," said the minister, while on a visit with Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro. “We Brazilians are Americans' natural partners, but we want to know if they recognize the oxygen ownership . . .

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