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Bolsonaro: Amazon Deforestation Criticism by EU Countries “Entirely Unfounded”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday, November 6th, that criticism from European Union countries regarding deforestation in Brazil is "entirely unfounded", particularly with respect to the Amazon.

The statement came as representatives of European countries participated in the last day of a visit to the North of Brazil, accompanied by Vice-President Hamilton Mourão, Minister of Environment Ricardo Salles, and Minister of Agriculture Tereza Cristina.

"No one in the world, I don't know of any, has clean energy sources like we have. Take the countries most critical of us, part of the European Union . . .

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