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Supreme Court ruling forces Bolsonaro to restore detailed COVID-19 data on website

Brazil on Tuesday restored detailed COVID-19 data to its official national website following controversy over the removal of cumulative totals and a ruling by a Supreme Court justice that the full set of information be reinstated. The move came after days of mounting pressure from across the political spectrum and allegations the government was trying […]

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Big blow to Brazilian President as judge orders release of expletive-ridden video

Brazil’s Supreme Court has released a video showing President Jair Bolsonaro expressing frustration that he was unable to change security officials and vowing to protect his family. The video forms part of an investigation into allegations that the president attempted to replace senior members of the federal police. Mr Bolsonaro denies any wrongdoing. The growing […]

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Brazil’s president bets on killer drug, to save people from coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro neatly sums up how thoroughly politics has hijacked the debate over using malaria drugs against the new coronavirus: “Right-wingers take chloroquine”. The far-right leader made the remark Tuesday, a day before his government recommended widespread use of chloroquine and a less-toxic derivative, hydroxychloroquine, to treat Covid-19 even in mild cases, despite […]

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Former Brazil President fears ‘GENOCIDE’ due to ‘CALLOUSNESS’ of current President Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has said that he fears a ”genocide” in Brazil due to the ”callousness” of current President Jair Bolsonaro. He accused Bolsonaro of steering Brazil toward “chaos” with his calls to reopen the economy despite the country emerging as one of those hardest hit by the new coronavirus […]

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Brazilian President mocks coronavirus by joining anti-quarantine protests

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro came out in public to support a rally that defended military intervention, amid the coronavirus-enforced lockdown. The president, hence, infringed his own ministry’s recommendation to maintain social distancing, prompting criticism across the political spectrum. On the day Brazil celebrates its army, Bolsonaro made an appearance at the protest held in front […]

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India’s 71st Republic Day Chief Guest – Jair Bolsonaro

President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro would be India’s chief guest on its 71st Republic Day. Bolsonaro would be the third Brazilian head of state to attend Republic Day celebrations in India. Bolsonaro received the invitation in November itself after an informal meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bolsonaro on the sidelines of the BRICS summit. […]

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Jair Bolsonaro slips and falls in bathroom, hospitalised

Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro was hospitalized Monday after suffering a fall at his official residence in Brasilia, the latest health scare for the 64-year-old, his office said. Local media reported that Bolsonaro hit his head when he slipped in a bathroom at the Alvorada Palace. He was taken to the Armed Forces Hospital where he […]