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Current President of Brazil

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Jair Bolsonaro: Current 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 was elected president as a member of the conservative Social Liberal Party, before leaving them to found the party Alliance for Brazil.

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Brazil's Bolsonaro gets the Rio samba parade treatment

Top samba "schools" in Brazil's Carnival capital Rio de Janeiro paraded for a second night on Monday, peppering the annual sizzling fusion of music, dance and costume with jabs at the country's..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro offers credit for indigenous farmers as he pushes to open their lands

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday said he was pushing a bill through Congress to allow commercial mining and agriculture on protected indigenous lands, as he met with tribal leaders to..
Reuters - Published

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Brazil's indigenous oppose Amazon development plans [Video]Brazil's indigenous oppose Amazon development plans

Tribal leaders seeking a way to counter President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policies, which they say are devastating their communities.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:04Published

Amazon tribes gather to plan resistance to Brazilian president Bolsonaro [Video]Amazon tribes gather to plan resistance to Brazilian president Bolsonaro

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:50Published

Indigenous tribes gather to protect the Amazon [Video]Indigenous tribes gather to protect the Amazon

Brazilian indigenous leaders began a four-day tribal gathering in the Amazon on Tuesday to plan their opposition to far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's push to open their reservations for commercial..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:55Published

2019: the year the climate crisis found its voice [Video]2019: the year the climate crisis found its voice

Inspired by a Swedish schoolgirl, millions took to the streets in 2019 - as the world suffered extreme weather and major powers continued to block the radical action scientists say is needed to steer..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 03:18Published

 

Bolsonaro and son blast probe of Brazil hit man killed by police

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his son on Tuesday hurled criticism at state authorities investigating the death of an alleged hit man who was suspected of involvement in the murder of a..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro militarizes his inner Cabinet

Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he had picked Army General Walter Braga for his chief of staff, cutting links to political parties in his closest circle of advisors that..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro appoints active-duty general as chief of staff

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he had picked Army General Walter Braga as his chief of staff, replacing Onyx Lorenzoni, who will move to head the Citizenship Ministry.
Reuters - Published

Brazil lawmakers urge Congress to shelve indigenous mining bill

Opposition lawmakers called on Brazil's Congress on Thursday to reject a proposal by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro to open indigenous reservations to commercial mining, saying it endangered some..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro signs into law bill on quarantine rules for coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed into law quarantine rules for Brazilians who will be brought back from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, the Official..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro tells Congress priorities are tax reform, jobs

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said in a message sent to Congress on Monday that his legislative priorities for the year are tax reform, central bank autonomy, job creation and enacting regulatory..
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U.S. travel to Brazil jumps 39% with visa waiver

The number of Americans booking flights to Brazil has jumped 39% since the government of President Jair Bolsonaro waived a visa requirement for U.S. citizens in June, according to its official tourism..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro visits hospital for hernia complication: source

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited a hospital in Brasilia on Thursday night, leaving without speaking to reporters, with a source familiar with the matter saying the president had felt..
Reuters - Published

Brazil´s Bolsonaro fires aide who flew on Air Force jet from Davos

President Jair Bolsonaro fired his deputy chief of staff for the second time this week, after the official used a Brazilian Air Force plane to fly from Davos, Switzerland, to New Delhi last weak.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's indigenous to sue Bolsonaro for saying they're 'evolving'

The main organization representing Brazil's 300 indigenous tribes said on Friday it would sue far-right President Jair Bolsonaro for racism after he said indigenous people were "evolving" and becoming..
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Bolsonaro's popularity jumps as Brazil economy improves, crime drops

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's approval rating has surged, thanks to an improving economy and his government's efforts to fight corruption and make Brazil's cities safer, according to a poll..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro government approval rating on the rise: poll

The approval rating of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has improved, with the number of Brazilians who view his government as great or good increasing to 34.5% from 29.4% in August, according to a..
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Brazilian tribes back manifesto to save Amazon habitat from Bolsonaro

Leaders of native tribes in Brazil issued a rallying call to protect the Amazon rainforest and its indigenous people from what they called the "genocide, ethnocide and ecocide" planned by the country's..
Reuters - Published

Brazilian tribes and forest tappers unite against Bolsonaro

Brazilian indigenous tribes and rubber tappers joined forces on Wednesday to oppose steps by Brazilian far-right President Jair Bolsonaro that they say are destroying the Amazon forest they depend on.
Reuters - Published

Amazon tribes gather to plan resistance to Brazil government

Brazilian indigenous leaders on Tuesday began a four-day tribal gathering in the Amazon to plan their opposition to far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's push to open their reservations for commercial..
Reuters - Published

Brazil cancels Davos trip for President Bolsonaro, citing security

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has canceled a planned trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos this year, presidential spokesman Otavio Rego Barros told reporters on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro to discuss Iran with foreign minister

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he will talk to the foreign minister about Iran's decision to summon Brazil's charge d'affaires over comments about the death of a senior Iranian..
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Bolsonaro signs law ending disciplinary detention for military police and firefighters

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed into law a bill that eliminates jail time as a punishment for military police and firefighters convicted of disciplinary offenses, according to the..
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Bolsonaro signs anti-crime bill designed to tackle violence in Brazil

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed into law an anti-crime bill that toughens measures to stem a rampant deadly crime wave, although he vetoed some parts of the bill, the government said on..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he had partial memory loss after a fall this week

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday night that he briefly lost his memory after falling at his presidential residence in Brasilia, the capital, earlier this week.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro released from hospital after spending the night

Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro was discharged from hospital on Tuesday, having spent the night under observation after falling at his official residence in the capital Brasilia, his..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro goes to hospital after fall, no injuries detected

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro fell at his presidential residence in the capital Brasilia on Monday and was taken to a hospital for a scan, according to a statement.
Reuters - Published

Brazil poll shows rising rejection of Bolsonaro

The approval rating of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's government is dropping steadily and its negative rating is climbing, a CNI/Ibope poll showed on Friday, as his combative political style and..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro defends son against deepening graft probe

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday defended his son from accusations of corruption and attacked the Rio de Janeiro state prosecutors leading an investigation of Senator Flavio Bolsonaro's..
Reuters - Published

Bolsonaro's son Flávio denies 'chocolate shop money laundering'

The shop in Rio de Janeiro was one of 24 addresses raided by anti-corruption investigators.
BBC News - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro says bill to allow mining on native reserves ready

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that a bill authorizing mining on protected indigenous reserves was ready and only needed to be sent to Congress for consideration.
Reuters - Published

Brazil investigators carry out raids amid graft probe into Bolsonaro's son

Rio de Janeiro state prosecutors on Wednesday raided properties of the former staff of Flavio Bolsonaro, the son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and relatives of the president's ex-wife,..
Reuters - Published

Brazil president Bolsonaro says he has a possible skin cancer

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that he has a possible skin cancer, after a medical visit where he had a mole removed from his ear.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro takes softer tone on Argentine president

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro toned down his criticism of Argentina's new left-leaning Peronist government on Wednesday and said he was open to a visit from incoming President Alberto Fernandez,..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro wishes Argentina well under new government

Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, who has criticized Argentina's new left-leaning Peronist government, said on Wednesday he hopes his neighbor will do well because it is the largest..
Reuters - Published

Greta Thunberg accuses world leaders of 'creative PR' at climate summit

The teenage activist's speech came after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro called her a "brat".
BBC News - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro calls activist Thunberg a 'brat'

Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro called Swedish climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg a "brat" on Tuesday after she criticized mounting violence against indigenous people in which two..
Reuters - Published

France to forge partnership with Brazil states on Amazon, bypassing Bolsonaro

France and a group of Brazilian states plan to announce a partnership to preserve the Amazon rainforest, the group's leader said on Monday, bypassing Brazil's federal government after a spat between..
Reuters - Published

Son of Brazil's Bolsonaro suspended from PSL party

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's lawmaker son Eduardo, once considered for the post of ambassador to the United States, was suspended by his party on Tuesday and could lose the chair of the lower..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro says confident Trump will listen to tariff concerns

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he is almost certain U.S. President Trump will listen to Brazil's economic concerns, after Trump said earlier he would re-impose tariffs on Brazilian..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he may discuss metals tariffs with Trump

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday that he could speak directly with President Donald Trump after the U.S. leader said he would immediately restore tariffs on steel and aluminum imports..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's climate negotiators in dark on Bolsonaro's aims: sources

Brazil's negotiators already face a tough job at United Nations climate talks, given anger at President Jair Bolsonaro's stance on the Amazon, but it has become doubly difficult as they are in the dark..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro says DiCaprio gave cash 'to set Amazon on fire'

The Hollywood actor dismisses Jair Bolsonaro's claim he "gave money to set the Amazon on fire".
BBC News - Published

Brazil's president accuses actor DiCaprio of financing Amazon fires, offers no evidence

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..
Reuters - Published

Brazil nominates diplomat Forster as ambassador to the United States

Brazil's government on Tuesday sent to the Senate the nomination of career-diplomat Nestor Forster to be ambassador to the United States, ending a saga in which President Jair Bolsonaro tried to..
Reuters - Published

Brazil president's son faces fresh corruption probe: state prosecutors

The son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is under a new investigation by Rio de Janeiro state prosecutors for allegedly hiring fake employees during his time as a state lawmaker, the state..
Reuters - Published

Bolsonaro says Brazil is prepared in case of protests, but not worried

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday his government is alert and prepared for any possible social unrest after weeks of protests that have sent shockwaves across the region in recent..
Reuters - Published

Amazon tribe demands Bolsonaro stop mining on reservations, hydro dams

Munduruku indigenous people led by 15 tribal chiefs blamed Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday for increased illegal mining on their reservation lands in the Amazon rainforest.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro unveils bill to protect police and soldiers who kill

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday sent a proposal to Congress that seeks to offer greater protection to police and soldiers who kill while on specific operations, known as Guarantee of Law..
Reuters - Published

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