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Brazil’s Bolsonaro catches coronavirus, shrugs off health risks

07 July, 2020 9:35 am 9:35 am

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he tested positive for the novel coronavirus after months minimizing the severity of the pandemic and defying medical experts, even as the virus has killed more than 66,000 people in his country. The right-wing populist gave the news to reporters at his official residence standing just … Read More

Bolsonaro, threatens, WHO, exit, COVID-19, kills, Brazilian per minute

Bolsonaro threatens WHO exit as COVID-19 kills ‘a Brazilian per minut...

06 June, 2020 8:29 am 8:29 am

BRASILIA (Reuters) – President Jair Bolsonaro threatened on Friday to pull Brazil out of the World Health Organization after the UN agency warned Latin American governments about the risk of lifting lockdowns before slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus throughout the region. A new Brazilian record for daily COVID-19 fatalities pushed the county’s death … Read More

Brazil, loses, new health minister, Bolsonaro, grabs, reins, coronavirus crisis

Brazil loses new health minister as Bolsonaro grabs reins in coronavirus cr...

05 May, 2020 9:09 am 9:09 am

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil lost its second health minister in a month on Friday after President Jair Bolsonaro demanded wider use of unproven anti-malarial drugs to fight the coronavirus outbreak, adding to turmoil in one of the pandemic’s worst global hotspots. Brazilians banged pots from windows and health experts reacted with outrage at the resignation … Read More

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro suffers first defeat in Congress

02 February, 2019 10:17 am 10:17 am

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s lower chamber handed right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro his first defeat in Congress, the day before his government presents its most important legislative proposal to rein in a gaping budget deficit and spur growth. The house voted overwhelmingly to suspend an executive order by the Bolsonaro government that altered Brazil’s freedom of … Read More

Brazil inaugurates far-right firebrand Bolsonaro as president

01 January, 2019 11:45 pm 11:45 pm

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro, who has vowed to crack down on political corruption, violent crime and ignite a moribund economy with deregulation and fiscal discipline, was sworn in as Brazil’s president on Tuesday. The former Army captain and seven-term fringe congressman rode a wave of anti-establishment anger to became Brazil’s first far-right … Read More

Brazil far-right candidate Bolsonaro in serious condition after stabbing

09 September, 2018 8:34 am 8:34 am

JUIZ DE FORA, Brazil (Reuters) – The leading candidate in Brazil’s presidential election is in serious but stable condition after being stabbed by an assailant at a campaign rally, doctors said, pushing an already chaotic campaign into further disarray. Far-right firebrand Congressman Jair Bolsonaro, a controversial figure who has enraged many Brazilians for years with … Read More