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Jair Bolsonaro

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Jair Bolsonaro: 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 in several parties between 1991 and 2018. He was elected president as a member of the conservative Social Liberal Party.

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Bolsonaro threatens WHO exit as Brazil's coronavirus toll soars [Video]

Bolsonaro threatens WHO exit as Brazil's coronavirus toll soars

Accusing WHO of 'ideological bias', Bolsonaro says he may follow US president's footsteps and leave the UN health body.

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Brazil: Rival rallies held for and against Bolsonaro [Video]

Brazil: Rival rallies held for and against Bolsonaro

Thousands protest in Brazil, as anger over racism and the handling of the COVID-19 crisis spills into the streets.

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Brazil's President Bolsonaro Tests Positive for Coronavirus [Video]

Brazil's President Bolsonaro Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Bolsonaro announced his test results himself via Brazilian television on Tuesday.

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'Life goes on': Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus [Video]

'Life goes on': Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Brazilian leader has repeatedly played down the threat from COVID-19, describing it as 'a little flu'.

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Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus [Video]

Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he tested positive for the novel coronavirus, after months of playing down the severity of the virus which he has called a "little flu." This report..

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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19 [Video]

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for Covid-19 after months of downplaying the severity of coronavirus.

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Brazil's President tests positive for COVID-19 [Video]

Brazil's President tests positive for COVID-19

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus. The 65-year-old has repeatedly undermined the pandemic and have flouted social distancing. Jair Bolsonaro had symptoms of COVID-19..

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Virus-hit Brazil split on Bolsonaro [Video]

Virus-hit Brazil split on Bolsonaro

A thousand crosses placed in front of Brazil's Congress to honour people who have died from COVID-19 and to denounce President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the pandemic, set against Bolsonaro..

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Brazil COVID-19: Protests over Bolsonaro's handling of outbreak [Video]

Brazil COVID-19: Protests over Bolsonaro's handling of outbreak

Protests against the Brazilian president say he is a threat to democracy and is not managing the pandemic well.

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Brazil protests: Mass rally against gov’t response to outbreak [Video]

Brazil protests: Mass rally against gov’t response to outbreak

Blaming Brazil's Bolsonaro, thousands rally against the president's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Brazil protests show political split amid virus [Video]

Brazil protests show political split amid virus

People marched both for and against President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday (June 14) as the number of COVID-19 cases increased 17,000 from a day before. Caroline Malone reports.

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Brazil restores COVID-19 data after court ruling [Video]

Brazil restores COVID-19 data after court ruling

On Tuesday Brazil brought detailed COVID-19 data back to its national website after a Brazilian Supreme Court justice ruled the full set of information, removed over the weekend, be reinstated. Gloria..

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Brazil President Accused Of Censorship After COVID-19 Data Deleted [Video]

Brazil President Accused Of Censorship After COVID-19 Data Deleted

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro was accused of censorship after months of data from its official COVID-19 tracker were deleted. Brazil’s G1 Globo noticed the health ministry’s “Coronavirus..

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Brazil anti-racism rallies: Protesters blame Bolsonaro [Video]

Brazil anti-racism rallies: Protesters blame Bolsonaro

Police brutality and racism in Brazil, a problem protesters say President Jair Bolsonaro is only making worse.

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Bolsonaro accused of exploiting COVID-19 for political gains [Video]

Bolsonaro accused of exploiting COVID-19 for political gains

Protesters and supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro clash in Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo, as Brazil reports a record 33,000 infections on a single day, bringing the total number of cases to half a..

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Tear gas fired at Sao Paulo protest, Bolsonaro joins rally against Brazil's top court [Video]

Tear gas fired at Sao Paulo protest, Bolsonaro joins rally against Brazil's top court

Demonstrations in Sao Paulo became violent on Sunday (May 31) as opponents of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took to the main Paulista avenue to protest against "fascism" and clashed with riot..

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Police tear gas Sao Paulo protest, Bolsonaro joins rally against Brazil's top court [Video]

Police tear gas Sao Paulo protest, Bolsonaro joins rally against Brazil's top court

Demonstrations in Sao Paulo became violent on Sunday (May 31) as opponents of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took to the main Paulista avenue to protest against "fascism" and clashed with riot..

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Supporters greet Bolsonaro amid controversy over cabinet video [Video]

Supporters greet Bolsonaro amid controversy over cabinet video

It comes three days after the country's supreme court released a video of a cabinet meeting in which Bolsonaro is alleged to have tried to interfere with the federal police. View on euronews

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Bolsonaro attends rally as Brazil political scandal heats up [Video]

Bolsonaro attends rally as Brazil political scandal heats up

Protest took place as the US mulls a ban on travellers from Brazil after a surge in coronavirus cases.

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Video of cabinet meeting puts Brazil's Bolsonaro under fire [Video]

Video of cabinet meeting puts Brazil's Bolsonaro under fire

Video is a key component of a criminal probe against Bolsonaro into allegations made by ex-Justice Minister Sergio Moro.

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Brazil soccer club Atletico Mineiro step up hygiene rules in return to training [Video]

Brazil soccer club Atletico Mineiro step up hygiene rules in return to training

Atletico Mineiro return to training under strict hygiene regulations with Brazil suffering high casualties from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Brazil coronavirus: Bolsonaro's cabinet gets tested

A number of senior ministers are getting tested after President Jair Bolsonaro became ill.
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Coronavirus: Brazil's President Bolsonaro tests positive

The president, who has belittled the risks posed by the virus, took the test after developing symptoms.
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Coronavirus: Brazil's Bolsonaro waters down law requiring face masks

Brazil's president vetoes articles making masks obligatory in shops, churches and schools.
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Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro ordered to wear mask in public

The Brazilian leader has belittled the risk posed by coronavirus and attended anti-lockdown rallies.
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Brazil corruption: Police arrest ex-aide to Jair Bolsonaro's son Flavio

An ex-aide to the president's son is arrested - the latest development in a growing political drama.
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Brazil police arrest former aide to president's son in graft probe

Brazilian police on Thursday arrested a former aide to President Jair Bolsonaro's eldest son in a graft investigation threatening to undermine his campaign promises to crack down on corruption.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro says time to end 'abuses' of Supreme Court

Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday launched a new attack on the country's Supreme Court which has authorized probes into some of his activities, accusing the court of "committing..
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Brazil court allows police to access Bolsonaro allies' phone, bank records

Brazil's top court on Tuesday granted police permission to inspect financial and phone records of federal lawmakers allied with President Jair Bolsonaro as part of a probe into anti-democratic rallies,..
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Brazil police raid Bolsonaro backers in probe of rallies

Brazilian police raided the homes and offices of President Jair Bolsonaro's allies on Tuesday as part of an investigation into the financing of anti-democratic rallies in support of the right-wing..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro says military will not remove elected president

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday that the country's military would not obey any order to remove an elected president, deepening a war of words with the judicial branch that has led to..
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Governor shuts streets in Brasilia to stop protesters reaching Congress, Supreme Court

The governor of the federal district in which Brazil's capital Brasilia is located closed the area around the presidential palace, ministries, Supreme Court and Congress on Sunday to keep right-wing..
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Coronavirus: Fracas on Brazil's Copacabana over Covid-19 'graves'

A symbolic monument to Brazil's coronavirus victims is mocked by Bolsonaro supporters, organisers say.
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Facing criticism, Brazil's Bolsonaro restores Ministry of Communications

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has decided to recreate the defunct Ministry of Communications as he faces criticism for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro tells actress to 'get out' after she criticizes pandemic response

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro told an actress to "get out of here" after she criticized his response to the coronavirus pandemic in a gathering outside his official residence on Wednesday morning.
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Coronavirus: Brazil judge orders Bolsonaro to publish full data

President Bolsonaro's government was accused of censorship, after Covid-19 reporting changed.
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Brazil takes down COVID-19 data, hiding soaring death toll

Brazil removed from public view months of data on its COVID-19 epidemic on Saturday, as President Jair Bolsonaro defended delays and changes to official record-keeping of the world's second-largest..
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Bolsonaro defends later, partial release of Brazil COVID-19 data

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Saturday defended his government's move to partially withhold official data on the scale of the world's second-largest coronavirus outbreak.
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Bolsonaro threatens WHO exit as COVID-19 kills 'a Brazilian per minute'

President Jair Bolsonaro threatened on Friday to pull Brazil out of the World Health Organization after the U.N. agency warned governments about the risk of lifting lockdowns before slowing the spread..
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Bolsonaro calls WHO 'political,' threatens Brazil exit

President Jair Bolsonaro threatened to pull Brazil out of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday unless it stops being a "partisan political organization."
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Brazil's COVID-19 deaths surpass Italy's, daily toll hits record high

Brazil reeled on Friday at a record daily number of COVID-19 deaths, pushing the toll past Italy's ahead of planned protests over the weekend against the government of far-right President Jair..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro 'failed' on coronavirus, says climate activist Greta Thunberg

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has failed in managing the coronavirus crisis, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Friday, a day after a record rise in deaths in the South American..
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Bolsonaro asks security forces to act if protests against his government exceed limits

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday called groups protesting in favor of democracy "terrorists" and "delinquents", saying he had asked security forces to act if demonstrations expected on..
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COVID-19 crisis shakes Brazil, but Bolsonaro keeps impeachment at bay

One of the world's worst coronavirus outbreaks, a paralyzed economy sending investors fleeing for the exit, and accusations that he has undermined Brazil's young democracy have not loosened President..
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Brazil court to hear cases seeking to invalidate election on Tuesday

The head of Brazil's top electoral court will hear arguments on Tuesday related to two cases seeking to nullify the 2018 presidential election which was won by current President Jair Bolsonaro, the..
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Exclusive: Flush with corruption cash, Brazilian states step up deforestation fight

Brazilian states are bolstering the fight against destruction of the Amazon rainforest with millions of dollars from an oil company's corruption settlement that allows them to partially compensate for..
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Trump and Bolsonaro discussed research effort on using hydroxychloroquine to fight coronavirus, White House says

U.S. President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro discussed a joint research effort on using the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as both a prophylaxis and treatment for the..
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Brazil's Supreme Court judge shelves request to seize Bolsonaro's cellphone

Brazil's Supreme Court Judge Celso de Mello shelved on Monday night a request made by political parties to seize President Jair Bolsonaro's cellphone as part of an investigation on whether or not he..
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After protests shake Brazil, Bolsonaro tries to rein in his backers

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro urged his supporters on Monday to put off their protests against the country's Supreme Court next weekend after counter-demonstrations triggered violent clashes on..
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Brazil House Speaker Maia says he will decide on impeachment at 'appropriate time'

Rodrigo Maia, the speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress, said during an online event on Monday that he would decide whether to open impeachment proceedings against President Jair Bolsonaro at..
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Bolsonaro tries to rein in backers as protests shake Brazil

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro told his supporters on Monday they should put off their protests against the country's Supreme Court next weekend after counter-demonstrations triggered violent..
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Bolsonaro joins rally against Brazil's top court; judge warns democracy at risk

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro joined a rally on Sunday on horseback as supporters urged the closing of the Supreme Court for investigating the right-wing leader, as one of its justices compared..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro urges Supreme Court to shelve 'fake news' probe

President Jair Bolsonaro slammed Brazil's Supreme Court on Thursday for investigating an alleged disinformation and intimidation campaign by his supporters, as a political crisis deepened amid the..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro slams top court investigation of allies for alleged fake news

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro complained on Thursday that a Supreme Court investigation into fake news was aimed at silencing the social media that got him elected and said his opponents were..
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Bolsonaro signs into law $11.3 billion aid to states and municipalities

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed into law 60-billion-real ($11.3 billion) of federal government aid to states and municipalities affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but vetoed a section..
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Brazil police raid presidential allies in fake news probe

Brazil's federal police searched the homes and offices of allies of President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday in an investigation into alleged fake news attacks on social media against the country's..
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Brazilian media boycott Bolsonaro residence due to harassment

Brazil's four largest news media outlets said they have withdrawn their reporters from coverage of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's official residence due to the lack of security to protect them..
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Brazil police raid Rio governor's residences amid COVID-19 probe

Brazilian federal police on Tuesday raided the residences of Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel as part of a COVID-19 corruption probe, targeting one of President Jair Bolsonaro's political foes as..
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Brazil's Rio governor denies wrongdoing in criminal probe; attacks Bolsonaro

The governor of Brazil's Rio de Janeiro denied any wrongdoing after the federal police searched his residences in connection with a corruption probe, according to a strongly worded statement on..
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Special Report: Bolsonaro brought in his generals to fight coronavirus. Brazil is losing the battle

In mid-March, Brazil took what seemed to be a forceful early strike against the coronavirus pandemic.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro says he expects top court to end probe into his conduct over police

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro expects the Supreme Court to find no wrongdoing and end an investigation into potential political interference in the federal police, according to a statement from..
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U.S. travel ban on Brazilians follows established benchmark: Bolsonaro advisor

An advisor to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Sunday the U.S. restrictions on travel from Brazil had followed previously established benchmarks, playing down the slight from U.S. President..
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Bolsonaro joins protesters as Brazil political scandal heats up amid pandemic

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday hailed supporters rallying in the country's capital to back his administration as an unfolding political scandal adds to the public health crisis driven by..
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In video, Bolsonaro says wanted cops replaced to stop family being 'screwed'

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he was unwilling to see his family get "screwed" because of his inability to change law enforcement officials, according to a video released on Friday set to..
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Brazil court releases foul-mouthed Bolsonaro video

It is part of a probe into allegations the president tried to replace top federal police officials.
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Bolsonaro says in video he tried to change police to prevent family being 'screwed'

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he was unwilling to see his family get "screwed" because of his inability to change law enforcement officials, according to a video released on Friday set to..
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Bolsonaro sought to protect family from being 'screwed' by police: video

Bolsonaro told his ministers he was unwilling to see his family or friends get "screwed" due to his inability to change his own law enforcement officials, according to a video released by a Supreme..
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Brazil Supreme Court rules to release video of Bolsonaro's alleged interference

A justice on Brazil's Supreme Court on Friday ruled to release a video in which far-right President Jair Bolsonaro allegedly tried to interfere in law enforcement appointments to protect his family..
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Bolsonaro will sign $10.7 billion coronavirus package but wants public pay freeze

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said he will sign off on Thursday or Friday a 60 billion-real ($10.72 billion) federal aid program for states and cities hit by coronavirus, but asked governors for..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro to sign $11 billion coronavirus aid package Thursday or Friday

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said he is due to sign a 60 billion reais ($10.77 billion) aid package on Thursday or Friday, adding that it is normal for governments to lose support after more than..
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