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Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro officially launches reelection campaign

July 25, 2022 8:41 pm

Several supporters of the president told The Associated Press that if Bolsonaro doesn't win a second term, Brazil will follow the catastrophic lead of Venezuela.

Threats, then guns: A journalist and an expert vanish in the Amazon

June 09, 2022 1:43 pm

From 2009 through 2020, there were 139 killings of environmental activists and defenders in the Amazon, according to data compiled by a journalism project called Tierra de Resistentes.

Video of Brazil cops gassing Black man draws fury after his death

May 27, 2022 12:58 pm

A preliminary autopsy concluded the Black man died of respiratory failure due to “mechanical asphyxia,” George Fernandes, a spokesperson for Sergipe state's forensic institute, told The Associated Press.

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro hikes environmental fines to protect Amazon rainforest

May 25, 2022 12:42 pm

The decree raises the potential value of fines for falsifying documents to cover up illegal logging, clarifies heavier consequences for repeat environmental offenders and will help to reduce the backlog of fines pending collection.

Brazil's Supreme Court suspends Telegram, a key Bolsonaro platform

March 19, 2022 8:32 am

Speaking at a religious event in the western state of Acre, Bolsonaro said the court's decision was "inadmissible."

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro knocks vaccinating children, criticizes health regulator

January 07, 2022 7:29 pm

Bolsonaro has bragged about not being vaccinated himself, and has consistently cast doubt on the efficacy and safety of coronavirus vaccines.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro discharged from hospital after gut blockage cleared

January 05, 2022 10:21 pm

🔴 Bolsonaro, who has been in power since 2019 and plans to stand for re-election in a presidential vote scheduled for October, said he will maintain his regular agenda, including a trip to Russia in February.

Brazil's Bolsonaro recovering in hospital from gut blockage linked to 2018 stabbing

January 05, 2022 8:01 am

The blockage was Bolsonaro's latest complication from a 2018 stabbing.

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro hospitalized with abdominal pain, condition stable

January 03, 2022 5:41 pm

The president's office said earlier that he had been suffering abdominal pain.

Brazil's Bolsonaro says daughter, 11, will not get COVID-19 jab

December 28, 2021 8:26 am

"Children have not been dying in a way that justifies a vaccine for children," he told reporters in the southern state of Santa Catarina.


Amazon again under threat from forest fires

August 17, 2020 7:39 pm

Fires in the Brazilian Amazon have surged so far in August, outstripping the same period of 2019 and renewing concerns about the forest's destruction.

Republic Day celebration photos from across India

January 27, 2020 8:56 am

India Republic Day 2020 Images, Photos: Breaking decades-old tradition, the Republic Day proceedings this year will not begin from India Gate but instead will begin from the National War Memorial, where PM Modi will lay a wreath.

Bolsonaro in India: Brazil President accorded ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan

January 26, 2020 7:42 am

The Brazilian president is in India primarily to grace the Republic Day celebrations on Sunday as chief guest and explore ways to boost trade ties with India at a time when both the large economies are hit by slowdowns.

Behind the scenes photos of the Republic Day parade rehearsals

January 23, 2020 7:39 am

During the Republic Day parade, the IAF will showcase its might and glory, with its tableau depicting scaled-down models of five systems recently added to its inventory—Rafale aircraft, Tejas, Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), surface-to-air guided weapon Aakash missile and Astra missiles.

Greta Thunberg, Boris Johnson, Carrie Lam, K Sivan: Global newsmakers of 2019

January 01, 2020 11:30 am

From Sanna Marin who took oath in December as Finland's Prime Minister to Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg being named Time Magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year, 2019 has been an eventful year. Here is a recap of the year in photographs