Bolsonaro says he will either be arrested, killed or win Brazil’s next election
“I am sure that the first alternative, to be arrested, will not happen. No man on Earth scares me. I am aware that I am doing the right thing. I owe nothing to anyone,” Bolsonaro added, who was stabbed. in the stomach during a campaign rally in 2018.
Bolsonaro was in the central Brazilian state of Goias to meet with political leaders and businessmen to discuss national affairs, such as the economy, the pandemic situation and the prolonged drought in Brazil.
“We are also facing one of the biggest hydrological crises in Brazil, which will partly affect our agriculture and have affected energy production, but God willing the September and October rains are coming,” Bolsonaro said. .
Bolsonaro also referred to an indigenous protest taking place in the capital, saying he did not understand the reasons for the protests.
“There are now around 5,000 people camped in Brasilia. The vast majority, almost all of them, don’t know what they are doing there,” Bolsonaro said.
“These are people who are gathered by the MST (Movements of Workers Without Rural Lands), people who are gathered by the Cimi (Indigenous Missionary Council, linked to the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil), natives who are there to protest against who knows what, “Bolsonaro added.
The protests come as the Brazilian Congress examines a bill that would limit the rights of indigenous peoples to claim traditional lands, an issue also being considered by the Supreme Court. Human Rights Watch says the proposed law violates the rights of indigenous peoples under international law.
A July 7-8 Datafolha poll currently shows Bolsonaro, who has repeatedly raised doubts about the electoral system, more than 20 points behind his main opponent, former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in a first ballot.