President Bolsonaro Announces Brazil Leaving Global Migration Pact

Bolsonaro’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Ernesto Araújo stated that the pact was an ‘inadequate instrument to deal with the problem’.

By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Less than a month after adhering to the United Nations’ Global Pact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, Brazil’s new commander and chief, Jair Bolsonaro, has announced the country is leaving the agreement to ‘preserve national values’.

"Brazil is sovereign to decide whether or not to accept migrants," said the president in his social media account. "No to the migration pact."

Bolsonaro, however, also stressed that the . . .

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