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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, no stranger to controversy, sparked a new brouhaha this week by repeatedly defending the practice of child labor.

"I've been working since I was eight years old... and today I am what I am," the president said during his weekly live forum on Facebook.

"Look, when a child of eight or nine years old works somewhere, many people denounce it as 'forced labor' or 'child labor,'" he added. "But if that child smokes coca paste, nobody says anything."

"Work brings dignity to men and women, no matter their age," he . . .

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