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Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil posts record single-day toll of 3,251 virus deaths

Public health experts and economists have said Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is presenting a false choice between preserving health and economic well-being.

Thousands take to streets protesting Brazil’s Bolsonaro

The president has long resisted lockdown measures against the new coronavirus, arguing economic damage would be worse than the disease.

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro thanks India for supplying vaccine

"Thank you for assisting us with the vaccines exports from India to Brazil. Dhanyavaad!," he added.

Brazil private clinics seek deal for Indian Covid vaccine

The Brazilian Association of Vaccine Clinics (ABCVAC) confirmed on its website it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian firm to purchase its Covaxin vaccine

Deforestation surges in Amazon

The latest annual deforestation figure was the highest since 2008, when 12,911 square kilometers of forest were destroyed in the Brazilian Amazon. 

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says won’t take virus vaccine

Bolsonaro faces criticism for his handling of the pandemic, which has included playing down the virus, opposing lockdown measures.

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro ‘indirectly’ censors media: RSF

The most extreme case last quarter, according to Reporters Without Borders, was when he threatened a journalist who asked him about corruption allegations implicating the president's wife in August.

Everyone will probably contract COVID-19 at some point: Bolsonaro

"I knew I was going to catch it someday, as I think unfortunately nearly everyone here is going to catch it eventually," the BBC quoted the President as saying to reporters during a visit to the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul on Friday.

Brazil’s president tests positive for COVID-19 for third time

Following his third positive test, taken on Tuesday, the office in Brasilia issued a statement saying the head of state was nevertheless "in good condition", Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday.

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

The president has often appeared in public to shake hands with supporters and mingle with crowds, at times without a mask

Fertile grounds for pandemics

Though there is no cure, authoritarian regimes continue to abhor the next best solution -- consensus, cooperation and discipline

Brazil removes COVID-19 data from government website

On Saturday, the Health Ministry removed from its official website the COVID-19 data it had been documenting over time and by state and municipality, reports the BBC.

Bolsonaro threatens to withdraw Brazil from WHO

Addressing the media on Friday, Bolsonaro said Brazil will consider leaving the WHO unless it stops being a "partisan political organization", reports Xinhua news agency.

After Twitter, FB deletes Brazil president’s videos for ‘misinformation’

In a statement on Monday, Facebook that it decided to delete the videos, which were also shared on Instagram, because its policy does not allow "misinformation that could lead to physical harm

Brazil President tests positive for COVID-19

Positive test comes after Bolsonaro's press secretary was found to have the infection following a trip to the US

US President Trump refuses to halt rallies as coronavirus surges

"We will have tremendous rallies and we're doing very well, and we've done a fantastic job with respect to that subject."

Brazilian Prez given ceremonial welcome in Rashtrapati Bhavan

"I am very excited to be here in India and to take part in the national Republic Day."

Brazilian President arrives on four-day India visit

Bolsonaro will be the chief guest at India's 71st Republic Day Parade on January 26

Leonardo DiCaprio blamed for Amazon fires by Brazil President

DiCaprio has been accused of funding non-profit groups, which Bolsonaro feels were responsible for fires in the Amazon rainforest, reports

Brazil’s Bolsonaro signs decree easing gun laws  

Bolsonaro signed the presidential decree surrounded by supporting lawmakers who applauded and made finger-gun gestures with their hands.

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