Tag Archives: Jair Bolsonaro

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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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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Boris Johnson Prods Bolsonaro To Get Vaccinated

Sky News reports: Boris Johnson told Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro to “get the AstraZeneca vaccine” in an awkward exchange with the unvaccinated South American leader. Making small talk, Johnson noted that the pandemic had derailed his plans to visit Brazil, and then added, “But we’re working together on the vaccines. AstraZeneca, it’s a great vaccine. I have AstraZeneca, twice.” Bolsonaro …

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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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Fears Rise That Bolsonaro Plans Military Takeover

The Washington Post reports: In a television interview two decades ago, the fringe congressman didn’t hesitate to say it: If he were president, he would shut down the Brazilian congress and stage a military takeover. “There’s not even the littlest doubt,” Jair Bolsonaro said. “I’d stage a coup the same day [I became president,] the same day. Congress doesn’t work. …

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YouTube Deletes Bolsonaro’s Clips For COVID Disinfo

Reuters reports: YouTube said on Wednesday it had removed videos from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s channel for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus outbreak, becoming the latest tech giant to pull his pandemic pronouncements. YouTube said in a press release the decision was taken “after careful review” and without consideration for Bolsonaro’s job or political ideology. The far-right former army captain, …

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Full Trump: Bolsonaro Sows Distrust In Coming Election

Axios reports: In speeches, Bolsonaro, a former military captain, has been questioning the integrity of an electronic ballot system that’s been in place since 1996 and suggesting he might not even allow elections to happen. Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is currently the runaway favorite heading into the October 2022 contest. Driving the news: The Supreme Court opened …

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro Hospitalized For “Chronic Hiccuping”

Reuters reports: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been hospitalised to identify the cause of chronic hiccups, the President’s office said, in the latest health scare for the far-right leader who was stabbed in the gut on the campaign trail in 2018. Bolsonaro, 66, went to the military hospital in Brasilia and is expected to be under observation for 24 to …

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Protests Sweep Brazil As COVID Death Toll Tops 500K

The Associated Press reports: Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in cities across Brazil as the nation’s confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million. It’s a tragedy many critics blame on President Jair Bolsonaro’s attempt to minimize the disease. Thousands gathered Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, waving flags reading “Get out Bolsonaro.” Other marchers hoisted posters …

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Inquiry: Bolsonaro Knew Malaria Drug Doesn’t Work

Reuters reports: Brazil’s former health minister told a parliamentary inquiry on Tuesday that President Jair Bolsonaro’s right-wing government knew full well that the treatment they were advocating for COVID-19 patients had no scientific basis. Luiz Henrique Mandetta, who was fired last April by Bolsonaro for not agreeing to push the malaria drug chloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment, testified before a …

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Bolsonaro To Biden: Pay Me Not To Raze The Rainforest

The Wall Street Journal reports: Brazil’s government, widely criticized by environmental groups as a negligent steward of the Amazon rainforest, has made an audacious offer to the Biden administration: Provide $1 billion and President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration will reduce deforestation by 40%. The proposal was made as the Brazilian president prepares for a virtual environmental summit with roughly 40 heads …

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