Mr. Diplomacy: Joe Biden manages to enrage Brazil

Here's a piece of post-debate fallout news that slipped under the radar. According to Reuters: BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro reacted angrily on Wednesday to U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s call for a world effort to offer Brazil $20 billion to end Amazon deforestation or face unspecified “economic consequences.Bolsonaro wrote on Facebook he interpreted Biden’s comment in a U.S. presidential debate on Tuesday night as a threat of economic sanctions if Brazil did not take the offer. Bolsonaro wrote in Portuguese and English that he does not accept “bribes” or “coward threats.” The president said Brazil was taking action on deforestation and reasserted that he views foreign interest in the Amazon as financially motivated and an attempt to undermine Brazilian sovereignty. “The greed of some countries towards the Amazon is a well-known fact,” Bolsonaro said....(Read Full Post)
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