Bolsonaro vowed to show a new Brazil but ‘lie-filled’ UN speech cuts little ice

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:01:44 GMT 8

Bolsonaro vowed to show a new Brazil but ‘lie-filled’ UN speech cuts little ice


Far-right president peddled unproven Covid remedies and made baseless claims about Brazilian politics and the environment

The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, told the United Nations general assembly he had come to showcase “a new Brazil, with its credibility restored before the world”.

But in a 12-minute address, in which the far-right populist preached unproven Covid remedies, denounced coronavirus containment measures and peddled a succession of distortions and outright lies about Brazilian politics and the environment, Bolsonaro did little to repair his country’s mangled international reputation.

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