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Lula: “Amazon is the Brazilian people and not hostage to the perversions of this government”
Amid the rampant increase in Amazon deforestation, former President Lula says protecting the forest is a matter of national sovereignty; “The Bolsonaro government’s surrender logic begins to reach the heart of one of our greatest assets,” says Lula on Twitter;
247 – Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva criticized on Tuesday (6) the increase in deforestation rates in the Amazon rainforest after the investiture of Jair Bolsonaro.
In a message published by the official profile of the former president, Lula calls for the defense of the forest and states that protecting the Amazon is a matter of national sovereignty.
“The Bolsonaro government’s surrender logic begins to reach the heart of one of our greatest assets. Defending the Amazon is an urgent matter of national sovereignty. The forest belongs to the Brazilian people and is not hostage to the perversions of this government, ”said Lula.
According to data from the Detection of Real Time Deforestation (Deter), released on Tuesday, 6, by the National Institute for Space Research (Inpe), deforestation in the Amazon in July this year had a growth of 278% compared to the same month of the year. last year.
In June this year, Deter pointed to an 88% growth in deforestation compared to June 2018.