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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 […]

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Facebook globally blocks Jair Bolsonaro supporters’ accounts over fake news

Facebook on Saturday announced that it has globally blocked certain accounts controlled by supporters of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro implicated in a fake news inquiry, a day after it was fined for not complying with a Supreme Court judge’s order to do so. A spokesperson for Facebook said the order was “extreme” and threatens “freedom […]

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Coronavirus leaves mold in Jair Bolsonaro’s lungs

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has a “mold in the lung” after having spent weeks in isolation after catching Covid-19. In his first Facebook live video since recovering from Covid-19, Bolsonaro said: “I’ve just taken a blood exam. I was a bit weak yesterday. They have also found a bit of an infection. I’m taking antibiotics […]

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Large bird sinks beak into Brazil’s President’s hand during feeding

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s president was bitten by a large bird after complaining of “horrible” quarantine early this week. Bolsonaro tested positive for COVID-19 last Tuesday and has been in isolation for more than a week now. He was bitten when he was taking a stroll through the grounds of his official residence and decided to […]

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus. This was his fourth test, he took it after developing symptoms, including a high temperature. Bolsonaro made the announcement in a TV interview on Tuesday. He said the fever he had been experiencing had gone down and that he felt “very well”. The president said that […]

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Brazilian judge orders President Jair Bolsonaro to wear mask in public

A Brazilian judge ordered President Jair Bolsonaro to wear a protective mask when he is out in public spaces in the capital, Brasilia, and the surrounding federal district. The far-right president has been accused for belittling the risk posed by coronavirus. He initially dismissed it as “a little cold” at the start of the pandemic. […]