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Jair Bolsonaro

Bolsonaro announces testing negative for COVID-19

The right-wing president reported testing positive for coronavirus three times this month, including an initial diagnosis on July 7

26 Jul 2020 10:12 AM

Bolsonaro supporters blocked out of Twitter, Facebook after court rule

Brazil’s Supreme Court ordered them blocked as part of a probe into an alleged disinformation campaign by the president’s allies

25 Jul 2020 11:21 AM

Brazil's Bolsonaro goes for bike rides, chats up with staff despite being corona positive

The far-right leader, who has been called a 'Tropical Trump,' has repeatedly defied social distancing guidelines

24 Jul 2020 12:44 PM

COVID-19 has hit dozens of Latin leaders, including presidents

A review of official statements from public officials across Latin America found at least 42 confirmed cases of new coronavirus in leaders

11 Jul 2020 9:19 AM

What will it take for Bolsonaro to treat this pandemic seriously?

Brazil is the second worst affected country in the world in this pandemic, and now the president himself has been tested COVID-19 positive

08 Jul 2020 2:05 PM

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'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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