“Brazil is a Virgin That Every Foreign Pervert Wants,” Says Bolsonaro on the Amazon

In another verbal jab, Bolsonaro criticized foreigners' influence in the process of expanding environmental preservation areas and land demarcation.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Bolsonaro said on Saturday, July 6th, that Brazil is a "virgin that every foreign pervert wants." The statement came when the president was discussing the process of demarcation of indigenous lands and deforestation in the Amazon.

According to Bolsonaro, European countries are defending Amazon's preservation because they intend to exploit it in the future. In his view, in "Europeans' minds," the region does not belong to Brazilians.

"Is the Amazon for Brazilians, in the minds of Europeans? No. No. [...] The first world wants to manage this area for themselves," said the president. "Brazil is . . .

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