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Jair Bolsonaro: President of Brazil
Jair Messias Bolsonaro is a Brazilian politician and retired military officer who is the 38th president of Brazil. Elected in 2018 as a member of the conservative Social Liberal Party before cutting ties with them, he has been in office since 1 January 2019. He previously served in the country's Chamber of Deputies, representing the state of Rio de Janeiro between 1991 and 2018.

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Brazil's Bolsonaro Botches Pandemic Response, But He's More Popular Than Ever [Video]

Brazil's Bolsonaro Botches Pandemic Response, But He's More Popular Than Ever

The death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic in Brazil appears to be climbing in direct proportion to the popularity of President Jair Bolsonaro. Business Insider reports that in December of..

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Greenpeace raises a statue of Brazil's Bolsonaro in burnt Pantanal wetlands [Video]

Greenpeace raises a statue of Brazil's Bolsonaro in burnt Pantanal wetlands

Greenpeace activists raise a four-meter statue of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro in the burnt Pantanal wetlands to criticise his environmental policy.View on euronews

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Bolsonaro criticises Argentina for handling of economy [Video]

Bolsonaro criticises Argentina for handling of economy

Brazilian president accuses President Alberto Fernandez’ government of bad economic policies during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Fires continue to ravage Brazil's Amazon rainforest, Pantanal wetlands [Video]

Fires continue to ravage Brazil's Amazon rainforest, Pantanal wetlands

Despite the destruction of its natural treasures, President Jair Bolsonaro has said that Brazil is an ‘example for the world’ in its handling of the environment.

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As fires burn, Bolsonaro touts Brazil's environment [Video]

As fires burn, Bolsonaro touts Brazil's environment

As data shows fires raging in Brazil's Amazon rainforest and Pantanal wetlands with historic force, President Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday (September 17) that Brazil "should be congratulated for the..

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Land-Grabbers And Wildcat Ranchers Are Turning The Amazon To Ash [Video]

Land-Grabbers And Wildcat Ranchers Are Turning The Amazon To Ash

Often likened to the world's 'lungs,' the Amazon rainforest in Brazil seems to be suffering from a bad case of smoker's cough. CNN reports that for the second year in a row, countless uncontrolled..

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Brazil's President Bolsonaro lashes out at journalists [Video]

Brazil's President Bolsonaro lashes out at journalists

The truce with the media is over - Brazil's president has taken aim at journalists over a corruption scandal.

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Brazilian spies ‘tracked country’s own delegates’ at international climate conference

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Jair Bolsonaro’s government has been accused of sending spies to keep track on Brazilian negotiators and environment campaigners attending the Cop25 climate talks in Madrid in 2019. At least four..
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President Trump is the latest world leader to test positive for the coronavirus. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro both recovered from COVID-19. Elizabeth..
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Brazilian president released from hospital after bladder stone surgery

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SAO PAULO, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was discharged on Saturday after undergoing an operation to remove a bladder stone at the Albert Einstein Hospital in the city...
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Bolsonaro, on Argentina: “It is going towards a regime similar to Venezuela”

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The president of Brazil once again strained the relationship with the government of Alberto Fernandez. In a message provided on the Facebook Live platform, the president of the neighboring country said..
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Bolsonaro to world: Brazil is victim of environmental smear

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro defended his administration’s record protecting the Amazon rainforest, telling the United Nations’ virtual meeting of global leaders on..
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In the Amazon, forest degradation is outpacing full deforestation

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro says COVID-19 vaccinations will not be mandatory

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, who has consistently downplayed the severity of the coronavirus outbreak, reiterated on Thursday that COVID-19 vaccinations will..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro to have kidney stone removed in September

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BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will undergo a procedure to remove a small kidney stone in September, CNN Brasil reported on Monday,...
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Brazil President Bolsonaro threatens to punch reporter in face over corruption question

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was caught on camera threatening to punch a reporter in the face after he was asked a question about alleged corruption by his family members. The journalist had..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro: Journalist 'wimps' more likely to die of COVID-19

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro continued his attack on journalists during a public event on Monday, describing reporters as "wimps" and saying they have a heightened chance of dying of COVID-19..
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Brazilians back reporter whom Bolsonaro 'felt like punching'

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro told a reporter he "felt like covering your face in punches".
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Bolsonaro 'led Brazilian people into a canyon', says ex-health minister

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Bolsonaro's popularity surges to high despite pandemic

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'They won’t find any spot of fire': Bolsonaro denies existence of Amazon blazes

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Jair Bolsonaro Is Pushing Brazil’s Democracy To Its Breaking Point

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Brazil surpasses 100,000 coronavirus deaths, three million cases

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Brazil has surpassed 100,000 coronavirus-related deaths and three million cases of infection, crossing the grim milestone after President Jair Bolsonaro said he had a "clear conscience" on his response..
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How a yellow jersey is dividing Brazil

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Brazil Bolsonaro: Facebook told to block accounts of president's supporters

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Brazil's Bolsonaro removes mask in public after coronavirus recovery

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Brazil President Bolsonaro says new Covid-19 test came back negative

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SAO PAULO: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday that he has tested negative for the novel coronavirus after weeks quarantined in his residence due to an infection. In a photo posted to..
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Twitter, Facebook block accounts of Bolsonaro allies

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Twitter and Facebook suspended the accounts Friday of 16 allies of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro after a Supreme Court judge ordered them blocked as part of a probe into an alleged disinformation..
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Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19 for third time

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Brazil press group files criminal complaint against Bolsonaro for removing mask

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Facebook removes false accounts linked to Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro

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Brazil: Bolsonaro reportedly uses homophobic slur to mock masks

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COVID-19: Brazil approves law requiring masks on streets, public transport

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