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Current President of Brazil

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Jair Bolsonaro: Current 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, between 1991 and 2018. He was elected president as a member of the conservative Social Liberal Party, before leaving them to found the party Alliance for Brazil.

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Brazilian tribes and forest tappers unite against Bolsonaro

Brazilian indigenous tribes and rubber tappers joined forces on Wednesday to oppose steps by Brazilian far-right President Jair Bolsonaro that they say are destroying the Amazon forest they depend on.
Reuters - Published

Amazon tribes gather to plan resistance to Brazil government

Brazilian indigenous leaders on Tuesday began a four-day tribal gathering in the Amazon to plan their opposition to far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's push to open their reservations for commercial..
Reuters - Published

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Brazil's indigenous oppose Amazon development plans [Video]Brazil's indigenous oppose Amazon development plans

Tribal leaders seeking a way to counter President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policies, which they say are devastating their communities.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:04Published

Amazon tribes gather to plan resistance to Brazilian president Bolsonaro [Video]Amazon tribes gather to plan resistance to Brazilian president Bolsonaro

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:50Published

Indigenous tribes gather to protect the Amazon [Video]Indigenous tribes gather to protect the Amazon

Brazilian indigenous leaders began a four-day tribal gathering in the Amazon on Tuesday to plan their opposition to far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's push to open their reservations for commercial..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:55Published

2019: the year the climate crisis found its voice [Video]2019: the year the climate crisis found its voice

Inspired by a Swedish schoolgirl, millions took to the streets in 2019 - as the world suffered extreme weather and major powers continued to block the radical action scientists say is needed to steer..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 03:18Published

Greta Thunberg World's Savviest Twitter Troll [Video]Greta Thunberg World's Savviest Twitter Troll

At 16 years old, Greta Thunberg has become the face of the youth climate movement. On Wednesday, Time magazine named her its 2019 person of the year. President Donald Trump criticized Time's choice as..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump's metals tariff tweet roils Brazil, Argentina [Video]Trump's metals tariff tweet roils Brazil, Argentina

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he would restore tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Brazil and Argentina, surprising officials in the two South American countries who sought..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Leonardo DiCaprio fires back at Brazilian president's accusations over Amazon rainforest fires [Video]Leonardo DiCaprio fires back at Brazilian president's accusations over Amazon rainforest fires

Leonardo DiCaprio has hit back after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro slammed him for donating to officials at non-profit organisations accused of igniting the Amazon rainforest fires.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:46Published

Leonardo DiCaprio Denies Financing Amazon Fires: Accusation By Brazilian President [Video]Leonardo DiCaprio Denies Financing Amazon Fires: Accusation By Brazilian President

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed, without evidence, that actor Leonardo DiCaprio is financing the fires that are ravaging the Amazon rainforest. Bolsonaro took aim at the environmentally..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Brazil's President Goes After Leonardo DiCaprio [Video]Brazil's President Goes After Leonardo DiCaprio

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro went after Hollywood megastar Leonardo DiCaprio on Friday. Without evidence, he claimed DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest. This Leonardo..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Brazil’s Deforestation Increases 30 Percent From 2018 [Video]Brazil’s Deforestation Increases 30 Percent From 2018

Development, most of it illegal, destroyed more than 9700 square kilometers of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. A government estimate shows that the destruction has increased 30 percent from the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

 

Brazil: Bolsonaro, one year on

For the past year, Brazil has been led by far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, who promised during his election campaign to "change the destiny of Brazil", eradicate corruption and turn the economy..
France 24 - Published

Brazil's president not to attend World Economic Forum

brazil's president not to attend world economic forum
RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro will not attend the upcoming World Economic Forum at...
WorldNews - Published

Brazil cancels Davos trip for President Bolsonaro, citing security

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has canceled a planned trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos this year, presidential spokesman Otavio Rego Barros told reporters on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro to discuss Iran with foreign minister

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he will talk to the foreign minister about Iran's decision to summon Brazil's charge d'affaires over comments about the death of a senior Iranian..
Reuters - Published

Bolsonaro pokes at Macron, Thunberg over Aus bushfires

bolsonaro pokes at macron, thunberg over aus bushfires
Brasilia, Jan 3 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has poked at his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg over the destructive bushfires raging in..
WorldNews - Published

Amazonian chief Raoni Metuktire: 'Bolsonaro has been the worst for us'

amazonian chief raoni metuktire: 'bolsonaro has been the worst for us'
At close to 90 years old, Brazil’s most venerated indigenous leader, Raoni Metuktire, has returned to the spotlight to challenge the man he calls the worst president of his lifetime, Jair Bolsonaro...
WorldNews - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro keeps far-right entering tough 2nd year

brazil's bolsonaro keeps far-right entering tough 2nd year
SAO PAULO (AP) � Heading into his second year as Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro has held firm to his combative culture-warrior policies while feuding with critics at home and abroad � an..
WorldNews - Published

Bolsonaro signs law ending disciplinary detention for military police and firefighters

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed into law a bill that eliminates jail time as a punishment for military police and firefighters convicted of disciplinary offenses, according to the..
Reuters - Published

Bolsonaro signs anti-crime bill designed to tackle violence in Brazil

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed into law an anti-crime bill that toughens measures to stem a rampant deadly crime wave, although he vetoed some parts of the bill, the government said on..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he had partial memory loss after a fall this week

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday night that he briefly lost his memory after falling at his presidential residence in Brasilia, the capital, earlier this week.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro 'fine' now, lost memory after fall

brazil's bolsonaro 'fine' now, lost memory after fall
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro temporarily lost his memory after hitting his head in a fall at his official residence, he said in an interview on Tuesday. The 64-year-old slipped Monday night in a..
WorldNews - Published

Brazil’s Bolsonaro grants police officers Christmas pardon

brazil’s bolsonaro grants police officers christmas pardon
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has granted a Christmas pardon to police officers convicted of involuntary crimes, according to an item in the country’s official..
WorldNews - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro released from hospital after spending the night

brazil's bolsonaro released from hospital after spending the night
Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro was discharged from hospital on Tuesday, having spent the night under observation after falling at his official residence in the capital Brasilia, his..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Brazil's Bolsonaro goes to hospital after fall, no injuries detected

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro fell at his presidential residence in the capital Brasilia on Monday and was taken to a hospital for a scan, according to a statement.
Reuters - Published

Bolsonaro says U.S. won’t impose tariffs on Brazilian steel

bolsonaro says u.s. won’t impose tariffs on brazilian steel
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said his American counterpart Donald Trump assured him on Friday that he will not impose tariffs on the South American country’s steel and..
WorldNews - Published

Brazil poll shows rising rejection of Bolsonaro

The approval rating of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's government is dropping steadily and its negative rating is climbing, a CNI/Ibope poll showed on Friday, as his combative political style and..
Reuters - Published

Far-right Brazilian president defends son in corruption probe

far-right brazilian president defends son in corruption probe
Brazil’s far-right president has defended his politician son from accusations of corruption. Jair Bolsonaro has attacked the state prosecutors leading an investigation into Flavio Bolsonaro's alleged..
WorldNews - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro defends son against deepening graft probe

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday defended his son from accusations of corruption and attacked the Rio de Janeiro state prosecutors leading an investigation of Senator Flavio Bolsonaro's..
Reuters - Published

Bolsonaro's son Flávio denies 'chocolate shop money laundering'

The shop in Rio de Janeiro was one of 24 addresses raided by anti-corruption investigators.
BBC News - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro says bill to allow mining on native reserves ready

brazil's bolsonaro says bill to allow mining on native reserves ready
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that a bill authorizing mining on protected indigenous reserves was ready and only needed to be...
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Brazil investigators carry out raids amid graft probe into Bolsonaro's son

Rio de Janeiro state prosecutors on Wednesday raided properties of the former staff of Flavio Bolsonaro, the son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and relatives of the president's ex-wife,..
Reuters - Published

Brazil to move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem – Bolsonaro’s son

brazil to move its israel embassy to jerusalem – bolsonaro’s son
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s son Eduardo has said that his father will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, following the lead of US President Donald Trump. Bolsonaro described the move..
WorldNews - Published

Amazon sees alarming rise in deforestation

amazon sees alarming rise in deforestation
Brazil's state space agency reports a 100% increase in the destruction of the world's largest tropical rainforest in November, compared to last year. President Bolsonaro denies his environmental..
WorldNews - Published

Brazil’s Bolsonaro: God made me president

brazil’s bolsonaro: god made me president
President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday God, a...
WorldNews - Published

From Trump to Bolsonaro, climate skeptics stir green activism

from trump to bolsonaro, climate skeptics stir green activism
It's not just a Trump phenomena anymore. From the U.S. to Brazil and Australia, grassroots environmental activism is growing in places where leaders are skeptical about climate change. The effort..
WorldNews - Published

Possible skin cancer after hospital visit, says Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro

possible skin cancer after hospital visit, says brazil president jair bolsonaro
Brazil: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that he has a possible skin cancer, after a medical visit...
WorldNews - Published

Brazil president Bolsonaro says he has a possible skin cancer

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that he has a possible skin cancer, after a medical visit where he had a mole removed from his ear.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro takes softer tone on Argentine president

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro toned down his criticism of Argentina's new left-leaning Peronist government on Wednesday and said he was open to a visit from incoming President Alberto Fernandez,..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro wishes Argentina well under new government

Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, who has criticized Argentina's new left-leaning Peronist government, said on Wednesday he hopes his neighbor will do well because it is the largest..
Reuters - Published

Greta Thunberg accuses world leaders of 'creative PR' at climate summit

The teenage activist's speech came after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro called her a "brat".
BBC News - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro calls activist Thunberg a 'brat'

Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro called Swedish climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg a "brat" on Tuesday after she criticized mounting violence against indigenous people in which two..
Reuters - Published

France to forge partnership with Brazil states on Amazon, bypassing Bolsonaro

France and a group of Brazilian states plan to announce a partnership to preserve the Amazon rainforest, the group's leader said on Monday, bypassing Brazil's federal government after a spat between..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's president urges Mercosur to quickly implement trade deals

brazil's president urges mercosur to quickly implement trade deals
BENTO GONÇALVES — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that the South American trade bloc Mercosur needs to hurry up and implement agreements the group has...
WorldNews - Published

Brazilian Indigenous Leader Davi Kopenawa: Bolsonaro is Killing My People & Destroying the Amazon

brazilian indigenous leader davi kopenawa: bolsonaro is killing my people & destroying the amazon
Democracy Now! sat down with Indigenous leader Davi Kopenawa, one of this year’s Right Livelihood Award honorees, along with the organization he co-founded, Hutukara Yanomami Association. Kopenawa is..
WorldNews - Published

Son of Brazil's Bolsonaro suspended from PSL party

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's lawmaker son Eduardo, once considered for the post of ambassador to the United States, was suspended by his party on Tuesday and could lose the chair of the lower..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro says confident Trump will listen to tariff concerns

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he is almost certain U.S. President Trump will listen to Brazil's economic concerns, after Trump said earlier he would re-impose tariffs on Brazilian..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he may discuss metals tariffs with Trump

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday that he could speak directly with President Donald Trump after the U.S. leader said he would immediately restore tariffs on steel and aluminum imports..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's climate negotiators in dark on Bolsonaro's aims: sources

Brazil's negotiators already face a tough job at United Nations climate talks, given anger at President Jair Bolsonaro's stance on the Amazon, but it has become doubly difficult as they are in the dark..
Reuters - Published

Leonardo DiCaprio Responds to Brazil’s President About Amazon Fires

The actor and environmentalist released a statement on Saturday after President Jair Bolsonaro falsely accused him of funding the fires recently set in the Amazon rainforest.
NYTimes.com - Published

DiCaprio responds to false claim that he funded Amazon fire

President Jair Bolsonaro said DiCaprio helped fund nonprofits that he alleged are partly responsible for the fires.
CBS News - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro says DiCaprio gave cash 'to set Amazon on fire'

The Hollywood actor dismisses Jair Bolsonaro's claim he "gave money to set the Amazon on fire".
BBC News - Published

Brazil President Claims ‘Cool Guy’ Leonardo DiCaprio Paid Money to WWF to ‘Torch’ Amazon Rainforest

brazil president claims ‘cool guy’ leonardo dicaprio paid money to wwf to ‘torch’ amazon rainforest
Sao Paulo: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed on Friday that Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest, without presenting any evidence, the right-wing..
WorldNews - Published

Brazil's president accuses actor DiCaprio of financing Amazon fires, offers no evidence

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed on Friday that Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest, without presenting any evidence, the right-wing leader's..
Reuters - Published

Indict Jair Bolsonaro over indigenous rights, international court is urged

indict jair bolsonaro over indigenous rights, international court is urged
Brazil president encourages genocide, campaigners argue Rights groups seek action by international criminal court Brazilian lawyers and an influential human rights group including six former government..
WorldNews - Published

Brazil nominates diplomat Forster as ambassador to the United States

Brazil's government on Tuesday sent to the Senate the nomination of career-diplomat Nestor Forster to be ambassador to the United States, ending a saga in which President Jair Bolsonaro tried to..
Reuters - Published

Brazil president's son faces fresh corruption probe: state prosecutors

The son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is under a new investigation by Rio de Janeiro state prosecutors for allegedly hiring fake employees during his time as a state lawmaker, the state..
Reuters - Published

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