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106th Day Of Lockdown

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Jair Bolsonaro

'So what?' says Bolsonaro on 5000 corona deaths in Brazil

The far-right leader's off-the-cuff comment has been sparking anger among the public

02 May 2020 12:28 PM

Brazil's coronavirus death toll breaches 5K mark

Experts believe the overall number of COVID-19 cases could be 12 to 15 times higher.

29 Apr 2020 9:47 AM

Under Bolsonaro, Brazil emerges as major Covid-19 hotspot

The development comes amid President Jair Bolsonaro's insistence that it is just a "little flu''.

28 Apr 2020 9:40 AM

Brazil's ICU's reach full capacity as virus cases continue to mount

In Brazil there have been more than 3,300 deaths from COVID-19, with hardest-hit Sao Paulo state home to one-third of the country's cases

24 Apr 2020 9:33 AM

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro joins anti-quarantine protest in the country's capital

On Friday, he sacked his health minister, who supported the restrictions that Bolsonaro says are damaging the economy

20 Apr 2020 4:36 PM

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Churches exempted from lockdown in Brazil amid virus pandemic

The decree adds "religious activities of any kind" to the list of exempted services, alongside supermarkets and pharmacies

27 Mar 2020 10:35 AM

Jair’s repertoire: Racism, misogyny, climate change

Bolsonaro’s penchant for crudity is reminiscent of Rodrigo Duterte, but he wears with pride the tag ‘Trump of the Tropics’.

30 Jan 2020 4:21 AM

Brazil President lost memory after fall that left him hospitalised

The 64-year-old slipped Monday night in a bathroom at the Alvorada Palace.

25 Dec 2019 9:50 AM

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

The presidential office, however, said there is no sign that Bolsonaro has a cancer, adding that he had been to hospital in Brasilia.

12 Dec 2019 9:34 AM

Leonardo DiCaprio refutes Brazilian president's claim that he funded Amazon fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that the Hollywood actor funded nonprofit organisations who are behind the Amazon forest fires.

02 Dec 2019 10:02 AM

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Brazil Prez claims ‘cool guy’ Leonardo DiCaprio paid money to WWF to ‘torch’ Amazon rainforest

Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly lashed out at various factions in casting blame for the forest fires.

30 Nov 2019 11:04 AM

India world's most open, investment friendly economy: PM Modi at BRICS

Prime Minister Modi said the grouping of five countries had led to economic development despite the global economic slowdown.

14 Nov 2019 8:57 AM

Brazilian Prez accepts Modi's invitation, to be chief guest at India's R-Day

During his meeting with Bolsonaro, Prime Minister Modi invited the President of Brazil to be the chief guest at the Republic Day 2020.

14 Nov 2019 8:21 AM

Indians will no longer require visas to visit Brazil, says its President

Earlier this year, the Brazilian government ended visa requirements for tourists and businesspeople from US, Canada, Japan and Australia.

25 Oct 2019 8:58 AM

A year after knife attack, Brazil's Bolsonaro undergoes surgery

The operation at Sao Paulo's Vila Nova Star hospital lasted more than five hours, the medical centre reported.

09 Sep 2019 8:52 AM

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After Brazil President, minister calls French first lady 'truly ugly'

Brazil and France have clashed in recent weeks over the handling of fires in the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest.

06 Sep 2019 9:29 AM

Bolsonaro vows to defend Amazon policy, even if it's 'in wheelchair or stretcher' at UN

Brazil traditionally makes the first speech at the General Assembly meeting, set for September 24.

03 Sep 2019 11:00 AM

Brazil President Bolsonaro fuels spat with Europe, fires soar

This year's total is the highest since 2010 when 132,106 fires were detected across the country.

31 Aug 2019 3:05 PM

Bolsonaro says, 'Amazon nations should decide region's future'

On Wednesday, Bolsonaro said Germany and France had tried to 'buy' Brazil's sovereignty.

29 Aug 2019 12:00 PM

Brazil open to aid for Amazon fires, but will decide how it's used

The office for the French president declined to comment.

28 Aug 2019 2:35 PM

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