French NGOs Want Macron to Cancel Forum With Brazilian Officials

Critics say France cannot host a forum whose main guest is a government that supports the opening up of the Amazon region to mining and industrial companies

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Echoing the mobilization seen in New York in April, France’s non-government organizations (NGO) are coming together to  ask Emmanuel Macron's government not to lay out the "red carpet for Brazil’s extreme right" next month and to cancel an event at Bercy, reports French newspaper Libération.

“We, French citizens, Franco-Brazilians and Europeans, collectives, associations and NGOs, Brazilian democrats living in Brazil or in exile, and engaged citizens of the United States, categorically reject that an event incompatible with the values of democracy can be held . . .

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