Tag: Jair Bolsonaro

Brazilian rapper warns of coronavirus danger in Brazil’s slums

The 46-year-old rapper lives next to City of God, a sprawling complex of slums made famous in a hit 2002 movie of the same name and where the first case of coronavirus in Rio's favelas was reported last weekend. Armed gangs and militias in the slums have imposed strict curfews and are stopping outsiders from entering to stop the virus spreading.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro, who met with Trump last week, tests negative for...

Some media had earlier reported that a first test had been positive.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro to quit divided PSL party, start new one

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will quit his fractious right-wing Social Liberal Party (PSL) and found a new one by March 2020, PSL...

Lula leaves prison, firing up Brazil’s left and right

Brazil's leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva left prison on Friday after a judge ordered his release, startling financial markets and reigniting...

Bolsonaro-backed highway targets heart of Brazil’s Amazon

 Deforestation in Brazil is the story of highways.For more than 50 years, the destruction has almost always begun...

Photos: Pope says deforestation must be treated as a global threat

Pope Francis said on Saturday rapid deforestation and the loss of biodiversity in individual countries should not be treated as local issues since they...

Pope calls for universal commitment to save planet’s lungs

Pope Francis has said that if there is universal commitment to put the Amazon Rainforest fires, they ‘might be contained as soon as possible.’The...

PD calls on Malta to take leading role in protecting Amazon

Partit Demokratiku (PD) is calling for Malta to take a leading role in protecting the Amazon by joining France and Ireland in threatening to...

Brazil markets soar as new government vows to shrink state

President Jair Bolsonaro's far-right government launched a barrage of measures on its first day in office on Wednesday to crack down on crime and...

Photos: Brazilians elect right-wing firebrand Bolsonaro in major shift

Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right firebrand former Army captain, won Brazil's presidential election in convincing fashion, wooing voters with promises to gut endemic political corruption...