Brazil’s Bolsonaro advocates child labour


This video is about child labour in Brazil.

And this video is the sequel.

Now, like the organisation of Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education in the USA, Betsy De Vos, advocates child labour, including in coal mines

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Brazilian extreme right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro has defended child labour in his weekly Facebook broadcast. His own youth was his most important argument. …

“If a child of nine or ten now works, then people say “slave labour” or “child labour“. But if it smokes crack, then nobody says anything.”

Brazilian law does not allow children under the age of 16 to work. Yet there are around 2.5 million children who do, according to the Brazilian Bureau of Geography and Statistics. …

“Work brings dignity for men and women, their age doesn’t matter”, he added the following day. …

His comments caused a stir in Brazil, both among politicians and on social media. According to socialist politician Marcelo Freixo, the president is the best example of why a child should not work. “If you don’t want a child to grow up to become a person like Bolsonaro, with so much hatred and incompetence.”

Bolsonaro does not shy away from extreme statements and controversy. He previously called the inhabitants of the Amazon “parasites”. He also said in an interview that he would rather see his son dead than being a gay man.

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