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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro affirmed this Tuesday before the UN General Assembly that during his government, he has confronted “the systematic corruption” of the left, in allusion to former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
As president of Brazil and following the UN tradition, he was the first of the heads of state and government to address the General Assembly, and he did so with an indirect attack on Lula.
Bolsonaro, before the General Assembly, said, “During my administration, we have put an end to the systemic corruption that existed in the country. Between 2003 and 2015, the period in which the left presided over Brazil, the level of indebtedness of Petrobras reached $170 billion. The person responsible has been convicted.”
The Brazilian president created a sort of balance in his administration, which began in 2019, and highlighted the topics of his campaign and the defense of conservative values, which Brazil “promotes in all forums,” such as the defense of the family, the right to life from conception and the rejection of gender ideology.
The president also assured that: “Brazil is part of the solution and an example for the world” since “more than 80 percent of the forests have not been touched, contrary to what is mentioned in the media”.
Bolsonaro traveled to New York from London, where he attended the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and held several meetings with Brazilian supporters.
According to his official agenda, before returning to Brazil, he has scheduled a meeting with the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, and another with the President of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso.