Tag Archives: Brazil

Bolsonaro Plotting Military Coup If He Loses Election

The New York Times reports: President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil has for months consistently trailed in the polls ahead of the country’s crucial presidential race. And for months, he has consistently questioned its voting systems, warning that if he loses October’s election, it will most likely be thanks to a stolen vote. Those claims were largely regarded as talk. But …

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Brazil Invites European Union To Observe Election

Reuters reports: Brazil’s top election authority, the Supreme Electoral Court, told Reuters on Monday it has invited the European Union for the first time to observe its general elections this year, when President Jair Bolsonaro will seek re-election. Bolsonaro has questioned the validity of Brazil’s electronic voting system and made baseless allegations of fraud in the 2018 race, stirring concerns …

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Brazilian Study Finds Ivermetcin Useless As Treatment

The New York Times reports: The anti-parasitic drug ivermectin, which has surged in popularity as an alternative treatment for Covid-19 despite a lack of strong research to back it up, showed no sign of alleviating the disease, according to results of a large clinical trial published on Wednesday. The study, which compared more than 1,300 people infected with the coronavirus …

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Jair Bolsonaro Visits Putin In “Solidarity” With Russia

The Washington Post reports: Russia has troops at Ukraine’s borders. Western powers have warned of an imminent invasion. World leaders have fretted over a military conflict in Europe larger than any since World War II. But Russia and President Vladimir Putin, on the cusp of what could be a mass-casualty event, are nonetheless reaching out to make new friends — …

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Anti-Vax Bolsonaro Tweets Support For Joe Rogan

Agence France-Presse reports: Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro tweeted his support for embattled American podcast host Joe Rogan, whose spreading of disinformation about Covid-19 has caused a firestorm of controversy on streaming service Spotify. The leader known as the “Tropical Trump,” who has himself been accused of spreading disinformation on the pandemic, waded into the Rogan row with a rare …

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Brazil’s Most Prominent Anti-Vaxxer Dies Of Something

The Guardian reports: Olavo de Carvalho, the coronavirus-denying mentor of Jair Bolsonaro and Brazil’s radical right, has died in the United States, with one of his children citing Covid-19 as the cause. “The family … asks for prayers for the professor’s soul,” relatives said on Twitter after announcing the death of the 74-year-old polemicist – a towering figure in contemporary …

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Bolsonaro Hospitalized With Intestinal Obstruction

ABC News reports: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was taken to a Sao Paulo hospital early Monday with a suspected intestinal obstruction, the country’s media reported. Globo reported that Bolsonaro returned to the Brazilian capital during the night from a New Year break on the coast and was immediately taken to Hospital Vila Nova Star. Globo quoted Bolsonaro’s doctor, Antônio Luiz …

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Trump Endorses “Vaccine Causes AIDS” Jair Bolsonaro

The Hill reports: Former President Trump shared his endorsement for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s reelection amid backlash in Brazil over Bolsonaro’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. “President Jair Bolsonaro and I have become great friends over the past few years. He fights hard for, and loves, the people of Brazil—Just like I do for the people of the United States,” …

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Brazilian Senators Petition High Court To Ban Bolsonaro From Social Media After He Links COVID Vax To AIDS

Reuters reports: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro found himself in social media time-out Monday after his video warning of a supposed link between Covid-19 vaccines and AIDS triggered action by Facebook and YouTube. Facebook removed the offending video, while YouTube went further, suspending the far-right leader for one week in addition to blocking the clip. He claimed the reports “suggest that …

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Brazilian Senate Report Calls For “Mass Homicide” Charges Against Bolsonaro Over Coronavirus Response

The New York Times reports: A Brazilian congressional panel is set to recommend mass homicide charges against President Jair Bolsonaro, asserting that he intentionally let the coronavirus rip through the country and kill hundreds of thousands in a failed bid to achieve herd immunity and revive Latin America’s largest economy. A report from a congressional investigation, excerpts from which were …

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Bolsonaro “Bored” By Questions On COVID Death Tally

Reuters reports: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday that he did not want to be “bored” with questions about the milestone of 600,000 COVID-19 deaths that Latin America’s biggest country passed a few days ago. On Monday, Bolsonaro was surrounded by supporters at the beach in Guaruja, in Sao Paulo state, when a journalist asked him about the country’s …

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Whistleblowers: Brazil Foisted Ivermectin On Seniors

The Associated Press reports: Whistleblowing doctors, through their lawyer, testified at the Senate last week that Prevent Senior enlisted participants to test unproven drugs without proper consent and forced doctors to toe the line on prescribing unproven drugs touted by President Jair Bolsonaro as part of a “COVID kit.” Some senators have said it appears Prevent Senior falsified death certificates …

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Bolsonaro’s Wife Got Vaccinated While In New York

The New York Times reports: Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s proudly unvaccinated president, is contending with more fallout from his visit to New York last week to speak at the United Nations: A fourth member of his entourage has tested positive for Covid-19, and his wife, Michelle, opted to get vaccinated before they returned home. Pedro Duarte Guimaraes, an economist who is …

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Brazil’s Health Minister Tests COVID+ During UN Visit

NBC News reports: Brazil’s Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga tested positive for Covid-19 hours after accompanying President Jair Bolsonaro to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, the government said. Queiroga will remain in New York in quarantine, the government’s communications office said. “The minister is doing well,” the statement said. It added that the rest of the …

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Bolsonaro Condemns Vaccine Passports In UN Speech

The New York Times reports: President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil kicked off the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday by defending the use of ineffective drugs to treat the coronavirus and by pushing back on criticism of his government’s environmental record. Brazil’s far-right president said doctors should have had more leeway in administering untested medications for Covid-19, adding that he …

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Bolsonaro To Defy Vaccine Mandate For UN Assembly

The BBC reports: The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, says he will address the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week, despite not having been vaccinated. The New York mayor’s office said all those attending will have to show proof of vaccination to enter the debate hall because it is classified as a convention centre. UN Secretary General …

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REPORT: Trump May Attend Brazil Rally For Bolsonaro

The Daily Beast reports: This summer, according to two people with knowledge of the matter, Trump told confidants that he’s open to publicly endorsing Bolsonaro’s reelection, potentially at a mega-rally in Brazil where he and Bolsonaro could appear together side-by-side, to rail against what they each deem undesired election outcomes. Bolsonaro, who is widely expected to decisively fail in his …

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Ex-Trump Flack Jason Miller Detained By Brazilian Police

The New York Post reports: Former Trump adviser Jason Miller was detained by authorities in Brazil as part of an investigation of “anti-democratic acts” in the South American country, according to local reports. Miller, the founder of the conservative social media site Gettr, was reportedly held back by Federal Police on Tuesday morning as he was about to board a …

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Bolsonaro: I’ll Be Killed, Arrested, Or Declared Winner

Reuters reports: Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday that he had three options: victory in the 2022 presidential election, death or prison. “I have three options: arrest, killing, and victory,” he said at a rally of evangelical leaders. Bolsonaro later added that the first option was out of the question. “No one on earth threatens me.” Bolsonaro follows …

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Bolsonaro Commissions Study To End Use Of Masks

Reuters reports: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro told a radio broadcaster on Monday he had commissioned a study from the health ministry regarding ending the use of facial masks, which is recommended by specialists to prevent against the coronavirus. The South American country has registered 20,528,099 cases Friday since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 573,511, …

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