Bolsonaro government thanked Johnson for Amazon fire support

Bolsonaro government thanked Johnson for Amazon fire support UK prime minister’s refusal to criticise Amazon fires and sharp rise in deforestation praised by Brazilian ambassador Boris Johnson was personally thanked by the Brazilian government for refusing to support European action over the Amazon fires, according to documents obtained by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.As the rainforest burned last summer – fuelled by a sharp rise in deforestation that critics blame partly on President Jair Bolsonaro’s agenda – Johnson criticised a threat by the French president, Emmanuel Macron, to block the EU’s Mercosur trade deal with Brazil. Continue reading… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/30/bolsonaro-government-thanked-johnson-for-amazon-fire-support