President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil speaks at the United Nations on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro rejects ‘fallacy’ of Amazon being part of human heritage

  • The far-right leader told the United Nations that the rainforest is his country’s sovereign territory and not ‘the lungs of the world’
  • He also denied that the Amazon was being devastated and accused world leaders of approaching the recent fires in a colonialist manner
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President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil speaks at the United Nations on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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