Tue. Nov 12th, 2019

Macron and Bolsonaro’s war of words over Amazon fires, aid and their wives

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Tensions rose between France and Brazil after the French president, Emmanuel Macron, tweeted that the fires burning in the Amazon amounted to an international crisis and should be made a top priority at the G7 summit. Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian president, reacted by accusing Macron of having a ‘colonialist mentality’. The diplomatic row between the leaders escalated when Bolsonaro expressed approval of a Facebook post implying that Macron’s wife, Brigitte Macron, was not as good-looking as his own wife

Macron rebukes Bolsonaro for ‘extraordinarily rude’ comments about wife ► https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/26/macron-rebukes-bolsonaro-over-extraordinarily-rude-comments-about-wife

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