Tag Archives: Jair Bolsonaro

Heavily-Coughing Bolsonaro Eggs On Pro-Dictatorship Protesters Demanding End To Lockdown Rules [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Former presidents, politicians and newspaper editorial boards have lined up to denounce the “moronic” and “anti-democratic” behaviour of Brazil’s far-right leader after he hit the streets to egg on protesters demanding a return to military dictatorship. As the number of deaths caused by Covid-19 rose to nearly 2,500 on Sunday, Jair Bolsonaro left his presidential palace in …

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Bolsonaro: Brazilians Are Naturally Immune To Virus

The Associated Press reports: Even as coronavirus cases mount in Latin America’s largest nation, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has staked out the most deliberately dismissive position of any major world leader, calling the pandemic a momentary, minor problem and saying strong measures to contain it are unnecessary. Bolsonaro says his response to the disease matches that of Trump, labeling the virus …

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro Denies Reports He Tested Positive

Forbes reports: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has denied he is infected with coronavirus after reports he tested positive during an initial test reportedly sent the White House into an emergency meeting about President Trump’s interactions with Bolsonaro at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday. According to Brazillian newspaper Jornal O Dia, Bolsonaro tested positive for coronavirus during initial tests, but is was still …

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Miami Mayor Positive After Meeting With Bolsonaro

The Miami Herald reports: Miami Mayor Francis Suarez confirmed to NBC 6 Friday that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Suarez, 42, had announced Thursday that he would be in self-quarantine after it was learned he may have been in contact with the communications director for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who tested positive for the new coronavirus after …

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Brazilian President Positive For Virus After Meeting With Trump, White House Officials Go Into Urgent Huddle

Fox News reports: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus, Fox News can confirm. The positive diagnosis comes just days after the right-wing Bolsonaro met with President Trump in Mar-A-Lago. In the wake of the news out of Brazil, a number of White House officials were called into an urgent meeting in the chief of staff’s office, Fox …

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Brazilian Official Tests Positive After Meeting Trump

Reuters reports: A Brazilian government official who attended an official meeting at Mr Donald Trump’s resort in Florida on Saturday (March 7) and posted a photo of himself standing next to the US President is being tested for coronavirus, the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper said. Mr Fabio Wajngarten is Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s communications secretary and he accompanied the far-right …

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No Press For Surprise Bolsonaro Mar-A-Lago Meeting

The Guardian reports: The president is heading to his private resort club Mar-a-Lago in West Palm Beach, Florida, later today and is holding a fundraiser this evening. But Donald Trump revealed this morning that he is also meeting with Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro at the club this weekend. “He wanted to have dinner,” Trump told reporters. The meeting is expected …

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BRAZIL: Creationist Tapped To Lead Science Education

Science Magazine reports: The appointment of a creationism advocate to lead the agency that oversees Brazil’s graduate study programs has scientists here concerned — yet again — about the encroachment of religion on science and education policy. President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration on Saturday named Benedito Guimarães Aguiar Neto to head the agency, known as CAPES. Aguiar Neto, an electrical engineer …

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Brazilian Culture Minster Sacked For Quoting Goebbels

The BBC reports: Brazil’s culture minister has been sacked after using parts of a speech by Nazi Germany’s propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels in a video, sparking outrage. In the clip posted on the ministry’s Twitter page, Roberto Alvim detailed an award for “heroic” and “national” art. Lohengrin by Wagner, Hitler’s favourite composer, played in the background. Earlier, Mr Alvim said …

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BRAZIL: President Jair Bolsonaro Accuses Leonardo DiCaprio Of Donating Money To “Torch The Amazon”

Reuters reports: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed on Friday that Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest, without presenting any evidence, the right-wing leader’s latest broadside in casting blame over forest fires that have generated international concern. Bolsonaro appeared to be commenting on social media postings claiming that the environmental organization the World Wildlife Fund …

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Bolsonaro Wants Macron’s Apology Before Taking Aid

NBC News reports: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday that he will accept the offer of international aid to help fight the fires raging across the Amazon rainforest, but that French President Emmanuel Macron must first apologize to him. Bolsonaro appeared offended by Macron’s comments related to his handling of the unfolding crisis in the Amazon, and wanted them retracted. …

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Brazil Rejects G7 Offer Of Aid To Fight Amazon Fires, Ridicules Macron For “Predictable” Fire At Notre Dame

Politico Europe reports: The Brazilian government rejected an offer for a fund from the G7 members to help fight fires in the Amazon rainforest. G7 leaders, hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron in Biarritz, France, agreed Monday to set up a $20 million fund to help Brazil tackle the ravaging fires, which have sparked international concern and condemnation. Brazil Ambassador’s …

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Macron Livid After Bolsonaro Mocks Wife’s Appearance

Sky News reports: A Bolsonaro supporter posted a Facebook meme mocking the appearance of Brigitte Macron, 66, and comparing her unfavourably with Brazil’s first lady Michelle Bolsonaro, 37, along with the caption: “Now you understand why Macron is persecuting Bolsonaro?” Mr Bolsonaro responded: “Do not humiliate the guy, hahaha.” Asked about the comment at the G7 summit in Biarritz, Mr …

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Bolsonaro Defiant As Amazon Fires Raise Global Alarm

The New York Times reports: As dozens of fires scorched large swaths of the Amazon, the Brazilian government on Thursday struggled to contain growing global outrage over its environmental policies, which have paved the way for runaway deforestation of the world’s largest rain forest. The fires, many intentionally set, are spreading as Germany and Norway appear to be on the …

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BRAZIL: Amazonian Rain Forest Loss Accelerates After Bolsonaro Allows Exploitation By Logging And Mining

The New York Times reports: While campaigning for president last year, Mr. Bolsonaro declared that Brazil’s vast protected lands were an obstacle to economic growth and promised to open them up to commercial exploitation. Seven months into his term, that is already happening. Brazil’s part of the Amazon has lost more than 1,330 square miles of forest cover since Mr. …

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Brazil: President May Nominate Son As US Ambassador Because He’s “Friends With Donald Trump’s Children”

ABC News reports: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he’s considering nominating his son to be ambassador to the United States, raising a storm of complaints Friday alleging nepotism and questioning his qualifications. Eduardo Bolsonaro, who is currently a congressman, met with Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo on Friday and told reporters that the minister “expressed support” for his nomination. The president …

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BRAZIL: Millions Turn Out For Sao Paulo Pride [VIDEO]

Agence France-Presse reports: One of the world’s largest LGBT Pride parades took center stage in Sao Paulo on Sunday with the carnivalesque festivities tinged with unease over Brazil’s conservative political climate under President Jair Bolsonaro. As many as three million people took part in the annual march through the heart of Brazil’s economic capital, traditionally an exuberant celebration of camp, …

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Brazil High Court Criminalizes Anti-LGBT Discrimination

USA Today reports: Even as activist groups continue to raise concerns of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s [photo] views toward LGBT people, Brazil’s supreme court voted to criminalize homophobia and transphobia similarly to its laws on racism. Eight of Brazil’s 11 Supreme Federal Court justices ruled today to include homophobia and transphobia within the country’s laws prohibiting racism — a clause …

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BRAZIL: High Court Outlaws Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Well, THIS is a surprising development. The Associated Press reports: A majority in Brazil’s supreme court has voted to make homophobia and transphobia crimes like racism, a decision coming amid fears the country’s far-right president will roll back LGBT social gains. Six of the Supreme Federal Tribunal’s 11 judges have voted in favor of the measure. The five other judges …

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VICTORY: Bolsonaro Cancels US Trip After Protests

Reuters reports: Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has canceled a trip to the United States, his office announced on Friday, after sharp protests against his being honored as the person of the year by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce. Due to Bolsonaro’s past racist, homophobic and misogynist remarks, organizers saw multiple venues in New York refuse to host the gala …

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