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Brazil’s anti-LGBT president Jair Bolsonaro cancels NY trip after protests

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro will no longer be visiting New York City after protests from LGBT+ and environmental campaigners. Bolsonaro’s spokesman General Otavio Rego Barros announced the news on Friday (May 3), Brazilian media reported. He mentioned “the resistance and deliberate attacks of the mayor of New York and the pressure of interest groups” as reasons to cancel the trip. Bolsonaro was due to receive the person of the year award by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce at a gala event on May 14 in New York City. What was...
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