'Disappointing, Mr. Joe Biden', Says Bolsonaro after American Candidate Talks about Amazon

Democrat said he would guarantee US$ 20 billion for preservation and threatened 'economic consequences'


President Jair Bolsonaro (without a party) called the Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden's speech about the Amazon disappointing and said it was not for sale.

He reacted—in Portuguese and in English—to Biden's statement that happened during the chaotic first debate with his opponent Donald Trump on Tuesday night (29).

Democratic Presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the first presidential debate at the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio on September 29, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) - AFP

In addressing the fires that devastated part of the US West Coast, Biden also mentioned the recent fires in the Amazon and said that one of his proposals is to work with countries worldwide to attack global warming.

"What some still don't understand is that Brazil has changed. Today, its president, unlike the left, no longer accepts bribes, criminal demarcations, or unfounded threats. OUR SOVEREIGNTY IS NON-NEGOTIABLE", Bolsonaro wrote on a social network, highlighting the end of the sentence with capital letters.

The president went on to say that his government is taking "unprecedented actions" to protect the Amazon.

The Minister of the Environment, Ricardo Salles, mocked Biden's speech. "Just one question: is Biden's $ 20 billion aid a year?", He posted on a social network.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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