The EU tried to pawn off 100,000 Syrian refugees on Brazil (the land of zika)
Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 18, 2016
Doesn’t sound like it would have been a very humanitarian thing to do! And besides isn’t Brazil in deep economic doo-doo?
But who knew this was in the works! (No longer in the works!)
Acting President Michel Temer suspended all talks with the EU over resettling refugees in Brazil.
The unelected coup government of Brazil, led by Michel Temer, suspended all talks with the European Union Friday over resettling Syrian refugees in Brazil, ending the “open arms for refugees” policy of President Dilma Rousseff which was put in place in 2013.
BBC Brazil was informed by two people involved in the negotiations over accepting refugees that the suspension was ordered by the new Minister of Justice, Alexandre de Moraes, and sent to advisors and diplomats at a meeting this week.
The refugee plan was initiated under the administration of former Justice Minister Eugene Aragon in 2013.
Brazil sought to obtain international resources to house about 100,000 people fleeing the conflict in Syria over a five year period.
The government of suspended President Rousseff was hailed by international aid organizations over its readiness to provide a home for thousands of Syrian refugees who are facing a strong tide of xenophobia and racism in Europe. (Maybe they were just looking for some cold hard European cash!)
The article goes on to say that the UN High Commissioner for Refugees was in on it too.
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