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‘I can’t wait to get back to work .. get Brazil moving’: President Bolsonaro from hospital

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro could be discharged in the coming days, the Vila Nova Star hospital said where he is being treated. Mr Bolsonaro has been in the hospital since Wednesday after being diagnosed with an obstructed intestine. In a statement on Saturday, the hospital said Bolsonaro will be offered a diet of soups and […]

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Jair Bolsonaro transferred to Sao Paulo, may need emergency surgery to end hiccup bouts

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was transferred to a hospital in Sao Paulo for additional tests to determine whether he needs emergency surgery or not, Brazil’s Special Secretariat for Social Communication said. Local media had earlier reported Bolsonaro felt abdominal pain and was admitted to a hospital in Brasilia to investigate the cause of persistent hiccups, […]

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Brazil: Jair Bolsonaro hospitalised to identify cause of chronic hiccups

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was hospitalized on Wednesday to identify the cause of chronic hiccups, the president’s office said. This is the latest health scare for the far-right leader who was stabbed in the gut on the campaign trail in 2018. Bolsonaro, 66, went to the military hospital in Brasilia and is expected to be […]

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Bolsonaro bans outdoor fires for 120 days ahead of annual burning season, redeploys military

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has issued a broad 120-day ban on unauthorised outdoor fires ahead of the annual burning season in the Amazon rainforest. The decree, published in the official government gazette on Tuesday, comes a day after Bolsonaro redeployed the military in an effort to stop deforestation in the world’s largest rainforest. Deforestation has […]

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Covid-19 related deaths surpass 500,000 in Brazil

The number of deaths related to Covid-19 surpassed 500,000 in Brazil, the second-highest in the world, as experts say the outbreak could worsen amid slow vaccination and the start of winter. The virus continues to spread as President Jair Bolsonaro refuses to back measures like social distancing. The health institute Fiocruz says the situation is […]

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Jair Bolsonaro fined for breaching coronavirus public health rules

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been fined for failing to adhere to health safety regulations at a public event in Maranhao state. State Governor Flavio Dino said health authorities filed the case against Bolsonaro “for the promotion in Maranhao of gatherings with no sanitary safeguards”. “The law applies to everyone,” Dino tweeted, reminding the public […]

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Brazilian Senate opens investigation into President Bolsonaro‘s handling of COVID-19 pandemic

Brazil’s Senate opened an investigation into President Jair Bolsonaro‘s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, as the nation approaches the sombre milestone of 400,000 coronavirus-related deaths. The government of Bolsonaro, a far-right COVID-19 sceptic who has downplayed the virus and rebuffed efforts to enact public health restrictions, is facing widespread criticism for Brazil’s high coronavirus death […]

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Coronavirus Brazil: Supreme Court orders probe into Bolsonaro’s pandemic response

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attacked Supreme Court Justice Luis Roberto Barroso after the judge ordered Congress to begin a probe of the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Bolsonaro criticized the request for the congressional probe to focus on the failures of the federal government in its COVID response. Brazil’s daily COVID-19 death toll […]

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Brazil’s army, navy and air force chiefs resign in protest against Jair Bolsonaro’s leadership style

The heads of Brazil’s army, navy and air force have all resigned as President Jair Bolsonaro struggles to contain a crisis over his leadership. The defence chiefs are reported to have stepped down in protest at what they see as an attempt by Mr Bolsonaro to exert undue control over the military. On Monday, six […]

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Brazil: 6 ministers in Bolsonaro’s cabinet resign as the nation’s Covid-19 situation worsens

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro replaced six of his ministers on Monday as the nation’s Covid-19 situation worsens. Resignation letters were released by now ex-ministers throughout the day, with Former Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva releasing a statement saying he had “preserved the Armed Forces as a State institution.” He will be replaced by Army […]

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Brazil: Pressure against Covid-19 sceptic Bolsonaro mounts as infections and deaths break records

Brazil recorded 90,303 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, as it continues to grapple with mounting coronavirus infections and deaths. The health ministry said that 2,648 additional deaths were recorded over the previous 24-hour period, bringing the country’s total to more than 282,000 deaths, second only to the United States. A day earlier, Brazil recorded […]

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Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro threatens to punch reporter in the face

Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian president has been captured on camera threatening to punch a reporter in the face, after being asked about alleged family corruption. Bolsonaro, who was visiting the Metropolitan Cathedral in Brasilia on Sunday when a group of journalists met him outside, was seen on video threatening the O Globo newspaper reporter after […]