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“Unjustified Hysteria,” Says Brazil Embassy Head on Reaction to Amazon Fires

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Nestor Forster, Brazil’s Chargé d’Affaires in the U.S., publicly agreed with the Bolsonaro administration and said on Wednesday, August 28th, that it is "dishonest" to relate the fires in the Amazon to the environmental policy of the Jair Bolsonaro government.

According to the ambassador, the negative international repercussion of forest fires is an "unjustified hysteria."

In an interview with NPR (National Public Radio), Forster said that the Amazon should not only serve as a tourist attraction for Europeans and that the problem in the region is environmental and not political.

"Last June, we . . .

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