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Brazil's Bolsonaro offers his son the post of ambassador in Washington

Eduardo Bolsonaro, currently a federal congressman, told reporters separately he would accept the role if nominated. His father said earlier that the appointment would hinge on his son's acceptance.

Brazil struggles through President Jair Bolsonaro's first six months

Congress blocks his plans, his policies are not implemented and his Cabinet is in disarray. Clearly Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro cannot govern. And it seems he doesn't even care to try.


Cocaine found on Brazil President Bolsonaro's security plane bound for G-20 summit

The officer was part of the president's security for the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. Bolsonaro confirmed the news in a statement on Tuesday night.

Brazilians hold general strike to protest pension overhaul

The nationwide strike was called by Brazil's unions and mainly targeted the pension reform Bolsonaro is currently pushing for in Congress. Police launched tear gas at protesters who attempted to block Avenida Brasil

Brazil's Bolsonaro signs decree easing gun import, ammunition limits

Tuesday's decree raised a limit on ammunition purchases to 5,000 cartridges per year for normal guns. The previous cap was 50 cartridges per year for average citizens, with discretionary limits for soldiers, police, hunters and some other categories left to the Brazilian military.

Benjamin Netanyahu embraces Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro in Israel

During his first state visit to Israel, the Brazilian leader is also expected to decide whether to follow President Donald Trump's lead and move the Brazilian Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move that he has repeatedly promised.


Bolsonaro struggles to sell Brazil pension bill as markets tumble

Bolsonaro again warned that failure to overhaul the creaking social security system would bankrupt the country, while Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said he would quit if the president or Congress chose not to follow his policy recommendations.

Brazil's President Bolsonaro approves commemorations of dictatorship

Bolsonaro, a former army captain, does not believe there was a military coup in 1964 and has repeatedly praised the 1964-1985 authoritarian regime.

Brazilian President Bolsonaro shocks with Brazil 'golden shower' tweet

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has sparked shock and outrage by tweeting a video showing one man urinating on another during his country's massive annual street carnival.

Brazil's Bolsonaro pledges action to 'restore democracy' in Venezuela

The right-wing government of Bolsonaro said it recognized Juan Guaido, a Venezuelan opposition leader who is head of the Congress, as the rightful president of Venezuela - even though Guaido himself has not proclaimed himself president.