Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has censured the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, for interfering in the Brazilian internal affairs "along the lines" of French President Emmanuel Macron.
Brazilians saying that President Jair Bolsonaro is doing a "bad or terrible" job rose to 38% from 33% previously, in the first major poll since the government faced global outcry over its handling of record fires in the Amazon rainforest.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday repeated a demand for French leader Emmanuel Macron to withdraw recent remarks, accusing France and Germany of "buying" the Latin American country's sovereignty with Amazon fire aid.
As dozens of fires scorched large swaths of the Amazon, the Brazilian government struggled to contain growing global outrage over its environmental policies, which have paved the way for runaway deforestation of the world’s largest rain forest.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani weighed in on a dossier related to a 120,000-ton cargo of contaminated corn from Brazil that had been stranded for three years at customs yards south of Iran, saying the grains should be annihilated if they cannot be returned to the point of loading.
US President Donald Trump has designated Brazil a so-called major non-NATO ally of the United States, a move that could potentially facilitate the expansion of Washington’s dominance over the Latin American country.
An Iranian official confirmed reports suggesting that Brazil ships a bulk of its annual corn export, around nine million tons, to Iran, saying sanctions imposed by the United States would effectively fail to hamper a massive amount of trade between the two countries.
Brazil’s highest judicial authority has ordered Petrobras to refuel two Iranian grain ships after the Brazilian state-run oil company refused to assist the vessels citing the United States sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic.