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VIDEO | At the UN, Bolsonaro lies and nods to his base

Also: The proliferation of ineffective drugs against covid-19 in Brazil and the legacy of Paulo Freire

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The brazilian participation in the world's most important diplomatic forum contributed to increase the country isolation - Reuters

In a 12-minute speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Jair Bolsonaro exposed lies about Brazil and its environmental issues. The spech was marked with false remarks about agribusiness, cattle raising, and mining in the territories claimed by indigenous people.

The brazilian far right president spoke of a Brazil that is supposedly champion in environmental preservation and that respects the territories of its indigenous peoples.

A few days later, Bolsonaro said that the "timeframe limitation" would undermine the brazilian agriculture. The "timeframe limitation" thesis, analyzed by the Supreme Court, predicts that the indigenous people could only claim the lands they occupied before the 1988 Brazil's Constitution, disregarding the groups that suffered invasions and were expelled.

Read more: Yanomami indigenous population is attacked by wildcat miners during the pandemic

“I think it's blackmail, but it's a big lie, first and foremost, because the small farmer is the one who feeds the Brazilian people. We usually say that if the countryside doesn't plant, the city doesn't have dinner, and that's true", says the federal deputy Talíria Petrone.

Also on this week’s program: the centenary of the birth of Paulo Freire, a Brazilian on the list of the most important thinkers of the 20th century. And the music of Felipe Cordeiro, a pioneer in mixing guitarrada, carimbó, cumbia, and electronic music.

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Edited by: Arturo Hartmann