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38th President of Brazil

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Jair Bolsonaro: 38th President of Brazil
Jair Messias Bolsonaro is a Brazilian politician and retired military officer who has been the 38th president of Brazil since 1 January 2019. He served in the country's Chamber of Deputies, representing the state of Rio de Janeiro, between 1991 and 2018. He is currently a member of the conservative Social Liberal Party.

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Rift between Brazil's president and his party deepens in Congress

A push by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to make his son the leader of his party in the lower house of Congress was rejected on Thursday, deepening a rift with party leaders that could further..
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Brazil's government appoints economist Geraldo Melo as new land rights chief

The Brazilian government has appointed economist Geraldo Melo Filho as the new head of the agency responsible for rural land rights, replacing a general who was fired by President Jair Bolsonaro last..
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Bolsonaro-backed highway targets heart of Amazon [Video]Bolsonaro-backed highway targets heart of Amazon

Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has vowed to repave an old military highway through the heart of the Amazon. Some scientists say the project could determine the future of the world's..

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Brazil's Bolsonaro at UN: Defiant about fires burning in Amazon [Video]Brazil's Bolsonaro at UN: Defiant about fires burning in Amazon

Despite global outrage, President Jair Bolsonaro says international media has exaggerated problem of Amazon fires.

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A nun's brutal death shows lawlessness in Brazil's Amazon [Video]A nun's brutal death shows lawlessness in Brazil's Amazon

Deaths related to land disputes highlight the problem of policing the vast Amazon, where this year loggers, cattle ranchers, and farmers have been accused of triggering a sharp rise in fires and..

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Brazilian farmer 'can't keep up' with the fires [Video]Brazilian farmer 'can't keep up' with the fires

Brazil's wildfires continue to burn across the Amazon and some residents - facing encroaching flames - feel they're fighting a losing battle. Nathan Frandino has more.

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Germany, Norway halt aid funding over Brazil's Amazon policies [Video]Germany, Norway halt aid funding over Brazil's Amazon policies

At least two European countries freeze donations to Amazon Fund over record fires under Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro's administration.

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Amazon fires: burning continues despite ban [Video]Amazon fires: burning continues despite ban

Amazon continues to burn despite Bolsonaro issuing 60-day ban on fires in the region.

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Amazon fires scorch Bolsonaro's reputation abroad, but not in Brazil [Video]Amazon fires scorch Bolsonaro's reputation abroad, but not in Brazil

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro may have drawn sharp criticism on the international stage for his handling of the wildfires raging in the Amazon, but at home the crisis may have fueled his..

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Brazil's president calls for more development in Amazon despite outrage [Video]Brazil's president calls for more development in Amazon despite outrage

Jair Bolsonaro's statement came despite condemnation over his handling of a record number of wildfires apparently linked to illegal farming and logging.

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Brazilians 'support' Bolsonaro in Macron spat: FM [Video]Brazilians 'support' Bolsonaro in Macron spat: FM

Brazil's foreign minister Ernesto Araujo said on Wednesday that the Brazilian public supported President Jair Bolsonaro in his ongoing spat with French president Emmanuel Macron, sparked by his..

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Bolsonaro softens on Amazon aid after spat with Macron over 'insults' [Video]Bolsonaro softens on Amazon aid after spat with Macron over 'insults'

Bolsonaro said Macron must apologise "before we talk or accept anything from France " but a spokesman later said Brazil would accept foreign aid.

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Drone footage reveals desolation of Amazon fires [Video]Drone footage reveals desolation of Amazon fires

A few charred trees are all that remain in this patch of the Amazon after it was ravaged by fires, a sombre scene which has angered the international community as a record number of fires in the Amazon..

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Brazil tops list of countries with highest deforestation rate [Video]Brazil tops list of countries with highest deforestation rate

Record fires devastating Amazon forests come under President Jair Bolsonaro's administration.

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Soldiers join in Amazon firefighting effort [Video]Soldiers join in Amazon firefighting effort

Brazilian troops have been deployed in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry. Some 44,000 troops will be..

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Brazil Deploys Troops to Fight Amazon Rainforest Wildfires [Video]Brazil Deploys Troops to Fight Amazon Rainforest Wildfires

Brazil deployed around 44,000 soldiers to fight the rampant fired in the Amazon rainforest. Officials said they also dispatched two C-130 firefighting planes. Brazil’s National Institute for Space..

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G7 close to deal on tackling Amazon fires [Video]G7 close to deal on tackling Amazon fires

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday the leaders of the world's major industrialized nations were close to an agreement on how to help fight the Amazon forest fires and try to repair the..

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States In The Amazon Region Request For Military Help [Video]States In The Amazon Region Request For Military Help

Six states in Brazil’s Amazon region requested military help to fight fired running through the rainforest. According to Reuters, President Jair Bolsonaro authorized the military to step in a day..

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Trump To 'Help' With Amazon Fires After Conversation With Brazil President Bolsonaro [Video]Trump To 'Help' With Amazon Fires After Conversation With Brazil President Bolsonaro

President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he had a very exciting conversation with Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who is currently facing scrutiny for his inaction in the face of raging..

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Amazon fire: Bolsonaro sends army after EU threat on trade deal [Video]Amazon fire: Bolsonaro sends army after EU threat on trade deal

As EU threatens trade retaliation, the far-right leader announces he has authorised troops to help contain raging fires.

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Bolsonaro to send troops to Amazon amidst international pressure over wildfires [Video]Bolsonaro to send troops to Amazon amidst international pressure over wildfires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he will deploy federal troops with appropriate equipment to fight the fires in the Amazon rainforest, blaming dryer-than-normal weather for the spike..

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Trump Offers Aid With Amazon Rainforest Fires To Brazilian President [Video]Trump Offers Aid With Amazon Rainforest Fires To Brazilian President

President Donald Trump said he recently spoke with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. He said he offered help to Brazil if it’s needed, in dealing with the Amazon rainforest fires. According to..

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Indigenous protesters and environmental activists call to protect rainforest [Video]Indigenous protesters and environmental activists call to protect rainforest

Protesters from climate activist group Extinction Rebellion gathered at the Brazilian embassy in London on Friday (August 23) to call on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to protect the Amazon..

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Oxfam climate protests on eve of G7 summit meeting [Video]Oxfam climate protests on eve of G7 summit meeting

Oxfam held a climate change protest on the eve of the G7 summit in Biarritz, as world leaders put pressure on Brazil to do more to save the amazon rainforest from wildfires. Joe Davies reports.

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'Our house is burning': Macron urges G7 action on Amazon fires [Video]'Our house is burning': Macron urges G7 action on Amazon fires

French president's call for G7 action on record Amazon blazes prompts sharp rebuke from Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro.

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Amazon fires: Scientists mythbust Bolsonaro claims with satellite images [Video]Amazon fires: Scientists mythbust Bolsonaro claims with satellite images

A NASA scientist has contradicted Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro over his defiance concerning fires raging in the Amazon rainforest using satellite images to back up his position.

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Brazil aims to forge more trade accords as Bolsonaro heads to Asia

Brazil aims to conclude free trade agreements between the South American free trade bloc Mercosur and Singapore and South Korea by next year, as it also eyes deals with several other Asian countries, a..
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Brazil graft probe targets head of Bolsonaro's PSL party: source

Brazilian police launched a corruption probe on Tuesday into the head of President Jair Bolsonaro's right-wing Social Liberal Party (PSL) Luciano Bivar, a police source told Reuters, adding to tensions..
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Brazil pension reform to clear Congress by October 22: senator

President Jair Bolsonaro's government is confident it will win final Congressional approval for its pension overhaul by Oct. 22 now that lawmakers have agreed on how to share surplus oil revenues, his..
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Special Report: A surge in killings by police roils Bolsonaro's Brazil

Just before leaving her teaching job on the afternoon of May 17, Alessandra Mattos received a panicked voice message.
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Poll shows Brazilian Catholics do not agree with Bolsonaro on Amazon

A majority of Brazilian Catholics believe global warming is a scientific fact and preservation of the Amazon rainforest is vital to reduce the effects of climate change, contrary to the view of..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro says beach oil slicks could be criminal or shipwreck

President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday that oil polluting the country's northeastern beaches was not produced or sold in Brazil and could be the result of criminal activity or a shipwreck, though its..
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Brazil senate approves pension reform in first-round vote after savings hit

Brazil's Senate on Wednesday approved a landmark pension reform bill in a first round of voting, in a relief for far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, although senators voted down an amendment in a move..
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Bolsonaro-backed highway targets heart of Brazil's Amazon

Deforestation in Brazil is the story of highways.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro to attend Japanese Emperor's enthronement ceremony

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he will attend the enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito scheduled for Oct. 22 as part of a tour of Asia and the Middle East.
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Brazil's Amazon chief Raoni calls on Bolsonaro to step down

Indigenous chief Raoni Metuktire, proposed for the Nobel Peace Prize, said on Wednesday his people would not leave the Amazon and called on Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro to step down, a day after the..
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Amazon rainforest belongs to Brazil, says Jair Bolsonaro

President Jair Bolsonaro insists that the Amazon rainforest is his country's sovereign territory.
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U.N. Rights chief Bachelet says feels 'sorry' for Brazil under Bolsonaro

U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, who earlier this month came under personal attack from Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, says she feels sorry for Brazil, according to a Chilean media..
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Brazilian climate strikers take aim at Bolsonaro for Amazon fires

Thousands of Brazilians demanded action on climate change on Friday, taking aim in nationwide protests at President Jair Bolsonaro who they say is allowing fires to destroy the Amazon rainforest,..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro to leave hospital on Monday, rest at home

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is ready to leave hospital on Monday and continue his recovery at home after an operation to treat complications from a stab wound, a doctors' statement said.
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Brazil Supreme Court chief says money laundering unit overreached

The Brazilian body that monitors money laundering overreached by acting without judicial approval when it uncovered suspicious deposits in the account of the son of President Jair Bolsonaro, the head..
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Brazil Amazon: Old enemies unite to save their land

Rival indigenous groups say they have a common enemy: Brazil's President Bolsonaro and his policies.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro to spend four more days recovering after surgery

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who recently underwent surgery to treat complications from a stab wound, will spend four more days recovering on the advice of his medical team, the president's..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro hopes to return to work on Friday after surgery: spokesman

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, currently in hospital recovering from a hernia operation, hopes to resume presidential duties on Friday, his spokesman Otavio Rego Barros said on Thursday.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro hoping to resume presidential duties on Friday: spokesman

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, currently in hospital following surgery this week, hopes to resume presidential duties on Friday, his spokesman Otavio Rego Barros said on Thursday.
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Another of Brazil president's sons facing civil, criminal probe: prosecutors

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's son Carlos is under investigation by the Rio de Janeiro state prosecutor's office, it said on Wednesday, making him the second of the far-right leader's sons to be..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro recovering well, returns Thursday

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday in a video from his hospital bed that he is ready to go back to work after having a hernia operation and his spokesman said he will reassume the..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro recovering from surgery to treat year-old stab wound

Vice President Hamilton Mourão will be Brazil's acting president through Thursday while President Jair Bolsonaro recovers from abdominal surgery resulting from his stabbing at a political rally last..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro picks top prosecutor who agrees with him on environment

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Thursday that he picked Augusto Aras to be the country's new top public prosecutor, succeeding Raquel Dodge when her two-year term ends in two weeks.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro irks Chile with personal attack on U.N.'s Bachelet

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro caused friction with regional ally Chile on Wednesday when he accused its former leader Michelle Bachelet of meddling in Brazil's affairs by criticizing rising police..
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Bolsonaro accuses U.N.'s Bachelet of meddling in Brazil's sovereignty

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused Chile's former leader Michelle Bachelet, now the United Nations human rights chief, of meddling in his country's affairs after she criticized a rise..
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Amazon fires: Jair Bolsonaro to miss summit for surgery

A spokesman for President Jair Bolsonaro says he cannot attend as he has to prepare for surgery.
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Disapproval of Bolsonaro presidency jumps after Amazon crisis: poll

Brazilians saying that President Jair Bolsonaro is doing a "bad or terrible" job rose to 38% from 33% previously, in the first major poll since the government faced global outcry over its handling of..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro to undergo surgery next week, his third after stabbing attack

Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, who was stabbed in the abdomen at a campaign rally a year ago, will undergo surgery next week, his third surgical procedure since the attack although..
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Brazil officials, Bolsonaro's son meet with Trump to discuss Amazon fires

Brazil's foreign minister and President Jair Bolsonaro's son met with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday to discuss the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest, although no concrete measures to deal..
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Why is Bolsonaro wary of foreign Amazon aid? Ask Brazil's military

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's furious reaction to foreign criticism of his handling of Amazon fires reflects the sacred place the vast region occupies in the minds of Brazil's military, for whom..
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Bolsonaro says conversation with Merkel reaffirms Brazil sovereignty over Amazon

Brazilian President Bolsonaro said he had a productive conversation on Friday regarding fires in the Amazon with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which reaffirmed Brazil's sovereignty over the world's..
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Brazil weighs offers from U.S. and others to help fight Amazon fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may have news later in the day on his request to U.S. President Donald Trump for help fighting the Amazon rainforest fires, as the country also..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro awaits news on U.S. help for Amazon

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may have news later in the day on his request to U.S. President Donald Trump for help fighting the Amazon rainforest fires.
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Brazil president's son Eduardo Bolsonaro to meet with Trump on Friday

The son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Eduardo Bolsonaro, will meet U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday, he said on Thursday in Brasilia.
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Amazon fires scorch Bolsonaro's reputation abroad, but not in Brazil

President Jair Bolsonaro has drawn sharp criticism on the international stage from European leaders and environmental groups for his handling of wildfires raging in the Amazon, but at home few..
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