Jair Bolsonaro – who won the presidency of Latin America’s biggest country on Sunday – has made broad promises for his government but offered little detail.

Indigenous People Bolsonaro has vowed that no more indigenous reserves will be demarcated and existing reserves will be opened up to mining, raising the alarm among indigenous leaders. “We are in a state of alert,” said Beto Marubo, an indigenous leader from the Javari Valley reserve.

Dinamam Tuxá, the executive coordinator of the Indigenous People of Brazil Liaison, said indigenous people did not want mining and farming on their reserves, which are some of the best protected areas in the Amazon. “He does not respect the indigenous peoples’ traditions” he said.

The Amazon and the environment Bolsonaro campaigned on a pledge to combine Brazil’s environment ministry with the agriculture ministry – under control of allies from the agribusiness lobby. He has attacked environmental agencies for running a “fines industry” and argued for simplifying environmental licences for development projects. His chief of staff, Onyx Lorenzoni, and other allies have challenged global warming science.

“He intends that Amazon stays Brazilian and the source of our progress and our riches,” said Ribeiro Souto in an interview. Ferreira has also said Bolsonaro wants to restart discussions over controversial hydroelectric dams in the Amazon, which were stalled over environmental concerns.

Bolsonaro’s announcement last week that he would no longer seek to withdraw Brazil from the Paris climate agreement has done little to assuage environmentalists’ fears.

“We have a serious risk of seeing the deforestation explode and an increase in violence,” said Marcio Astrini, the public policy director at Greenpeace in Brazil.

Responses to "Brazil new President will open Amazon indigenous reserves to mining and farming"

  1. Another piece of greedy human garbage!

  2. Anonymous says:

    lol just winning and sells his countrys people out

  3. Anonymous says:

    He obviously doesn't represent the people of Brazil. He must be Cabal appointed trash. Cut the heads of the snakes; all of them worldwide before we are all infected with their venom.

  4. These are things he campaigned on. The Brazilian people chose him to lead, so to claim "He obviously doesn't represent the people of Brazil" is just ridiculous nonsense. P.S. What do you guys do for a living?

  5. Unknown says:

    I am horrified and terrified what this monster will do to the world...

  6. Joyce Berube says:

    The People of Brazil Voted for CHANGE same as The People of USA; And Put in Charge a Narcissistic Idiot. All they heard was "Drain Their Swamp" Sound Familiar ?? People of the WOrld get off your butts and make Change Happen !!

  7. Unknown says:

    Ele representa a mudança, foi eleito democraticamente e fará " the brazil great again".Muitas fake news ou meias verdades sao fabricadas como essa dai,enfim Brasil acima de tudo Deus acima de todos

  8. Bill says:

    Be a good President to your people Lol

  9. Chris says:

    The tyranny of democracy.

  10. Mary says:

    What to do? Cant understand the choise the Brasilien voiting at this monster

  11. Anonymous says:

    My prayer is that with our better angels at our side, the good people of the word will stand with the people of Brazil as they move through this valley of darkness.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Brazilian people voted based on a fake news from Bannos, like american people did!

  13. Unknown says:

    ANd the meek of the land will inherit the earth

  14. Here comes the wizard of Oz .What a deep voice he has he must be very big.Or is he just one more bully strutting across the stage I think the fat lady is about to sing it will not be a lullaby.

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