Jair Bolsonaro

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
Brazilian Jews rush to help as COVID-19 puts Brazil’s poverty into focus

Brazilian Jews are cooking some 400 meals each week which are distributed in Recife’s streets and poorest neighborhoods, called favelas.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
06/06/2020
Bolsonaro threatens WHO exit as COVID-19 kills 'a Brazilian per minute'

With more than 35,000 lives lost, the pandemic has killed more people in Brazil than anywhere outside of the United States and the United Kingdom.

By REUTERS
06/06/2020
Brazil's media boycott Jair Bolsonaro's residence over harassment

The attacks on journalists have intensified as Bolsonaro's political situation has deteriorated under criticism of mishandling the coronavirus crisis.

By REUTERS
26/05/2020
U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a photo-op with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro before attendin
Brazil surpasses US in daily COVID-19 death toll, US pushes up travel ban

The White House on Monday brought forward by two days restrictions on travel to the United States from Brazil that were announced after the Brazil became the world's No. 2 coronavirus hotspot.

By REUTERS
26/05/2020
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