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Bolsonaro touts ‘new Brazil’ in address to UN – live news

Bolsonaro touts ‘new Brazil’ in address to UN – live

Brazil’s president attacks socialism in Latin America and says freedom only possible with a free market – follow the latest live 2.48pm BST Jair Bolsonaro opens his first UN general assembly adress by touting his fight against socialism in Latin America. “I come here before you today to introduce you to a new Brazil, a country that is now reemerging after coming from the brink of socialism,” he says. 2.40pm BST Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, who will be the first leader to speak this morning, plans to use his appearance to counter his portrayal as a rainforest-destroying foe of Brazil’s indigenous peoples.In a bid to portray himself as an amigo of Brazil’s indigenous communities Bolsonaro has invited one of his few indigenous supporters, Ysani Kalapalo, to accompany him to New York. Continue reading…

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Publish date : 2019-09-24 13:55:09

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