According to documents leaked to the Brazilian daily newspaper Folha de São Paulo, top military officials in the country believe that France poses the greatest external threat to the Latin American country and that it could invade the country by the year 2035.

The secret report, titled “Defense scenarios 2040,” is the product of roughly five hundred individual interviews with high ranking army officials in which they discussed what they believed were the biggest issues facing Brazil’s military security.

While it was quickly dismissed by the French Embassy in Brazil, which even saluted the “limitless imagination of [the report’s] authors,” it does reflect growing tensions between Paris and Brasilia. Following last year’s massive wildfires in Amazon, which were partially caused by policies of the current Brazilian government, France’s President Emmanuel Macron came out publicly and criticized Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro.

As a result of 2019’s diplomatic spat, it seems as if some in the Brazilian military believe that France could push for a United Nations’ sponsored intervention in the Amazon. Brazil has a 730-kilometer border with French Guiana, an overseas department and region of the French Republic.