Jair Bolsonaro

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's president-elect, on October 28, 2018
Brazil's Bolsonaro: Journalist 'wimps' more likely to die of COVID-19

"You only know how to do evil, to use a pen largely for evil. Your chance of surviving is quite a bit lower."

By REUTERS
25/08/2020
Brazil's Bolsonaro appoints evangelical pastor as new education minister

The court had included Weintraub in an investigation of an alleged libel and disinformation network run by Bolsonaro's supporters.

By REUTERS
11/07/2020
An aerial view of a deforested plot of the Amazon in Boca do Acre, Amazonas state, Brazil August 24,
Brazil Amazon deforestation up in June, set for worst year in past decade

If there is another increase in deforestation in July, Brazil is headed for annual deforestation of more than 15,000 square kilometers, or an area larger than Connecticut.

By REUTERS
10/07/2020
Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's president-elect, on October 28, 2018
Bolsonaro vetoes plans to offer COVID-19 support to indigenous people

The president's office said those provisions in the law, approved by Congress, were "against the public interest" and "unconstitutional."

By REUTERS
08/07/2020
Oren Boljover, cantor at the Associacao Religiosa Israelita synagogue, sings on camera.
How Rio Jews are adapting to the coronavirus pandemic

Brazilians had the second-highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world behind the United States: nearly 1.6 million, including some 65,000 deaths.

By MARCUS M. GILBAN / JTA
08/07/2020
Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's president-elect, on October 28, 2018
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Bolsonaro is reportedly feeling better after starting treatment, which includes taking the drugs hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin.

By REUTERS
07/07/2020
Brazil's COVID-19 deaths surge past UK, now second in the world

Bolsonaro has minimized the gravity of the novel coronavirus, dismissing it "a little flu," and has accused state governments of exaggerating the number of infections and deaths to undermine him.

By REUTERS
13/06/2020
Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's president-elect, on October 28, 2018
Brazil takes down COVID-19 data, hiding soaring death toll

"The cumulative data ... does not reflect the moment the country is in," Bolsonaro said on Twitter.

By REUTERS
07/06/2020
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