Press Release – Withdraw Invitation to President Bolsonaro

Release Date: December 2021

The document is a press release calling for the withdrawal of an invitation to Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, citing his harmful policies towards the Amazon and its indigenous peoples. It references a global petition signed by over a million people, urging the International Criminal Court to investigate Bolsonaro for crimes against humanity. The release criticizes Bolsonaro’s support for illegal mining and logging, his dismissal of environmental laws, and the resulting 20% increase in Amazon destruction. It also mentions Bolsonaro’s controversial statements blaming NGOs for Amazon fires and highlights domestic dissatisfaction with his administration. The document concludes by urging the rescinding of Bolsonaro’s invitation due to the threat his policies pose to the climate and indigenous peoples. Signatories of the statement are listed at the end.
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