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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 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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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..
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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..
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Trump's metals tariff tweet roils Brazil, Argentina [Video]Trump's metals tariff tweet roils Brazil, Argentina

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he would restore tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Brazil and Argentina, surprising officials in the two South American countries who sought..

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Leonardo DiCaprio fires back at Brazilian president's accusations over Amazon rainforest fires [Video]Leonardo DiCaprio fires back at Brazilian president's accusations over Amazon rainforest fires

Leonardo DiCaprio has hit back after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro slammed him for donating to officials at non-profit organisations accused of igniting the Amazon rainforest fires.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Denies Financing Amazon Fires: Accusation By Brazilian President [Video]Leonardo DiCaprio Denies Financing Amazon Fires: Accusation By Brazilian President

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed, without evidence, that actor Leonardo DiCaprio is financing the fires that are ravaging the Amazon rainforest. Bolsonaro took aim at the environmentally..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Brazil's President Goes After Leonardo DiCaprio [Video]Brazil's President Goes After Leonardo DiCaprio

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro went after Hollywood megastar Leonardo DiCaprio on Friday. Without evidence, he claimed DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest. This Leonardo..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Brazil’s Deforestation Increases 30 Percent From 2018 [Video]Brazil’s Deforestation Increases 30 Percent From 2018

Development, most of it illegal, destroyed more than 9700 square kilometers of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. A government estimate shows that the destruction has increased 30 percent from the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Guaido backers access Venezuela embassy in Brasilia [Video]Guaido backers access Venezuela embassy in Brasilia

Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido took over the country's embassy in Brasilia on Wednesday, leading to a standoff with backers of leftist President Nicolas Maduro, that could..

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'I am back': Fresh from prison, Lula greets supporters [Video]'I am back': Fresh from prison, Lula greets supporters

Supporters cheer former Brazilian president, who vows to take on conservative leader Bolsonaro at next elections.

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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..
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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..
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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".
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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Brazil's President Bolsonaro launches new political party

Jair Bolsonaro says his Alliance for Brazil will fight corruption and advance Christian values.
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Brazil Amazon deforestation soars to 11-year high under Bolsonaro

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose to its highest in over a decade this year, government data on Monday showed, confirming a sharp increase under the leadership of right-wing President..
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Brazil and China hail strong ties, sources cite port deal

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Chinese President Xi Jinping praised their countries' strong bilateral relations at a meeting on Wednesday, as sources said a Chinese state firm was prepared to..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro vows order after Guaido backers enter Venezuelan embassy

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said his government was working to avoid violence after supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido gained access to the country's embassy in Brasilia on..
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Bolsonaro and Xi cheer strong and growing Brazil-China relations

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday praised strong bilateral relations between their countries and signaled a desire to expand two-way trade in a brief..
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Brazil says Bolsonaro unaware of planned 'invasion' of Venezuela embassy

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was not aware of plans by supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido for an "invasion" of the country's embassy in Brasilia, security advisors to..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro to quit divided PSL party, found new one

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will quit his fractious right-wing Social Liberal Party (PSL) and start a new one by March 2020, PSL lawmakers Daniel Silveira and Bia Kicis said on Tuesday after..
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BRICS summit marks recovery of China-Brazil relations

Jair Bolsonaro's repeated bashing of China on the campaign trail last year left diplomats on both sides worried he might take a wrecking ball to one of the world's biggest trading partnerships.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro absent as Congress ratifies pension reform

Brazil's Congress officially ratified the government's landmark social security reform bill into law on Tuesday, in a ceremony notable for the absence of President Jair Bolsonaro.
Reuters - Published

In Brazil, newly freed Lula sets up clash with Bolsonaro's right-wing

Brazil's former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday attacked right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro for impoverishing working Brazilians and vowed to unite the left to win the 2022 elections in a..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro swipes at newly released Lula

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Twitter took a first swipe at political rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday after the leftist former leader was released from prison, highlighting deep..
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Brazil unveils reform package to tackle huge fiscal deficit

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's government unveiled a bundle of wide-ranging reforms on Tuesday, aimed at cutting spending and reducing the size of the state to drive down its chronic fiscal..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro eyes cuts to public-sector wages

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he would push for a constitutional amendment to allow the government to cut public sector employee salaries, hours and benefits to help it comply with..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro delivers new economic proposals to Congress

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro and his Economy Minister Paulo Guedes on Tuesday went to Congress to deliver a wide-ranging bundle of proposed economic reforms to tackle a budget deficit, hoping to..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro pushes new reforms in skeptical Congress

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will try to build momentum for his government's market-friendly reforms on Tuesday, proposing new measures to tackle a budget deficit that are likely to be met with..
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Brazil to submit administrative reform bill to Congress next week

Brazilian House Speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Thursday that President Jair Bolsonaro has promised to submit next week a proposal for administrative reform aimed at reducing public spending.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro rejects link to murder case, threatens TV network's license

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday deplored a TV network's report linking him with a former police officer accused of assassinating a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman and threatened to..
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Bolsonaro threatens Brazil's Globo TV over 'villainous' report linking him to murder case

President Jair Bolsonaro threatened on Wednesday to cancel the license of Brazil's largest TV network, Globo, accusing it of "villainous journalism" after a report connecting him with a former police..
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Brazil justice minister calls for investigation into testimony linking Bolsonaro to murder case

Brazil's Justice Minister Sergio Moro said on Wednesday that he has asked the top public prosecutor to investigate a statement by a Rio de Janeiro doorman that links President Jair Bolsonaro to..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro threatens to cancel license of network linking his name to murder case

President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday he could cancel the license of Brazil's largest TV network Globo after it reported an allegation connecting him with a former police officer accused of the..
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Left's win in Argentina strains Brazil ties, deepens regional divide

The election of leftist Alberto Fernandez in Argentina, who Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has called a "red bandit," sets the stage for a run-in between South America's two biggest..
Reuters - Published

Argentina-Brazil relations tense up with Peronist election victory

The election of Peronist Alberto Fernandez in Argentina, whom Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has called a "red bandit," sets the stage for a run-in between South America's two biggest..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro criticized over plans to attend Copa final

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, an admirer of Latin America's military dictatorships, courted controversy on Friday when he said he might go to next month's Copa Libertadores final in the Chilean..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro aims to patch up with Arab nations on Gulf trip

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro arrives in Abu Dhabi on Saturday for a tour of three Gulf states, hoping to turn the page on a diplomatic storm last year with Arab nations over a proposal to move..
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Brazil says it will no longer require visas from Chinese, Indian citizens

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday the South American nation will drop its requirement that visiting Chinese and Indian tourists or businesspeople obtain visas.
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Brazil president confirms Foster tapped for embassy in Washington

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed on Thursday the nomination of Nestor Foster to be ambassador in Washington after backtracking on appointing his son, lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro.
Reuters - Published

Brazil president urges recount of Bolivian vote after Morales claims win

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday called for a recount of the votes in the Bolivian election, in which leftist Evo Morales claims to have secured another term as president.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's president sees Mercosur bloc at risk if opposition wins in Argentina

A possible victory of opposition candidate Alberto Fernández in Argentina's presidential election on Sunday could put the Mercosur trade bloc at risk, Brazil's right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro,..
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Son of Brazil's president gives up bid for ambassador in Washington

Brazilian lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of President Jair Bolsonaro, said on Tuesday he will no longer pursue an appointment as the country's ambassador in Washington after his father said publicly..
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Brazil pension reform clears Congress, stocks hit new highs

Brazil's Senate on Tuesday approved a sweeping overhaul of the country's pension system to stabilize public finances and restore business confidence, setting up President Jair Bolsonaro to sign his..
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Brazil's PSL party seeks to suspend Bolsonaro's son

President Jair Bolsonaro's right-wing Social Liberal Party opened disciplinary proceedings against 19 of its lawmakers on Tuesday, including Bolsonaro's son Eduardo, in an ongoing battle for control of..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro reconsiders son's appointment as U.S. envoy

President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he would rather his son Eduardo stayed in Brazil to deal with a crisis in the government's right-wing Social Liberal Party (PSL) instead of becoming Brazil's..
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Brazil's Eduardo Bolsonaro takes over as PSL lower house whip

Lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, took over the leadership of the Social Liberal Party (PSL) in the lower house of Congress on Monday in a bruising struggle for..
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