August 26, 2019 / 1:43 PM / 24 days ago

Don't treat Amazon like a 'colony', says Brazil's Bolsonaro

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro looks on during a Soldier's Day ceremony, in Brasilia, Brazil August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday the idea of creating an international alliance to save the Amazon rainforest would be treating Brazil like “a colony or no man’s land,” calling it an attack on the country’s sovereignty.

On Twitter, Bolsonaro questioned the intentions behind French President Emmanuel Macron’s attempts to garner support for an international action plan to help preserve the Amazon.

Reporting by Eduardo Simões in São Paulo; Writing by Ana Mano; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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