Under Pressure, Brazil’s Bolsonaro Forced to Fight Deforestation

RIO DE JANEIRO — A year ago, as fires engulfed the Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil reacted to criticism from abroad with indignation: “The Amazon is ours,” he said, arguing that the fate of the rainforest was for his country to decide. Much has changed in a year. Under pressure from European governments, foreign […]

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Brazil’s President Bolsonaro gets new positive coronavirus test result

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for the second time with the coronavirus Wednesday, a week after he first announced he was positive for COVID-19. “I did the test yesterday, and at night the result came back that I am still positive for coronavirus,” Bolsonaro said. “I hope that in the coming days I will […]

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro imposes 4-month ban on agricultural fires to preserve Amazon

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday banned setting agricultural and forest fires as the country enters the dry season at a moment when the government faces pressure from local and foreign companies to show greater commitment to environmental protection. Bolsonaro’s 120-day decree, published in the official gazette, comes just ahead of […]

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Brazil’s President Bolsonaro bitten by ostrich-like bird during coronavirus quarantine: local media

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday was bitten by an ostrich-like bird he was trying to feed while entering into his second week of quarantine at the presidential palace in the capital Brasilia, local media reported. He was bitten a week after announcing he tested positive for the coronavirus. A rhea, a type of large, […]

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Journalists sue Brazil’s Bolsonaro for putting them at risk following coronavirus diagnosis

A group representing Brazilian journalists say they are planning to file a lawsuit against President Jair Bolsonaro for endangering their health after he took off his mask to speak with reporters about his COVID-19 diagnosis. “Despite knowing he was infected with COVID-19, President Jair Bolsonaro continues to act in a criminal manner and endanger the lives of others,” […]

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Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

By MARCELO DE SOUSA and DAVID BILLER RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity. Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia. “I’m well, normal. I even want to take a walk […]

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Brazilian President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the coronavirus, he told reporters on Tuesday. The embattled right-leaning leader revealed Monday night he had undergone testing for COVID-19 after developing symptoms, including a high fever. “I’m well, normal. I even want to take a walk around here, but I can’t due to medical recommendations,” Bolsonaro, […]

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro undergoes lung test after reported coronavirus symptoms

Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian president who has been widely criticized over his handling of the coronavirus outbreak in his country said his lungs were clean after reports that he showed symptoms of COVID-19, Reuters reported. “I came from the hospital,” he told Foco do Brazil, which was described by Reuters as a pro-government Youtube channel. […]

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Brazil political risk looms large again over markets

© Reuters. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro attends the inauguration ceremony of the Main Space Operations Center of the Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications Satellite in Brasilia By Jamie McGeever BRASILIA (Reuters) – Political risk is again emerging as a major source of market instability in Brazil, as a series of setbacks for President Jair Bolsonaro […]

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Gun Ownership Soars in Brazil Under Bolsonaro

BRASÍLIA — President Jair Bolsonaro has galvanized gun culture in Brazil. His trademark campaign sign was a hand folded into the shape of a gun. One of his first moves in office was to ease gun ownership rules. His three oldest sons, politicians themselves, have been fierce proponents of expanding gun ownership through policy proposals […]

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Bolsonaro calls Brazilian cities’ coronavirus lockdowns a ‘crime’

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, said local leaders who were locking down cities amid the coronavirus outbreak were committing a “crime.” Latin America’s largest nation has reported 2,433 cases and 57 deaths, and public health experts have warned the outbreak could […]

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The week in pictures, March 14 – March 20

https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2020/03/918/516/14_AP20075682464651.jpg?ve=1&tl=1 A man wears a mask during a rally supporting Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, March 15, 2020.  AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2020/03/918/516/14_AP20075682464651.jpg?ve=1&tl=1

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Brazil President Bolsonaro’s son claims father tested negative for coronavirus despite earlier reports

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has tested negative for coronavirus, his son Eduardo told Fox News, contradicting earlier reports that the South American leader had tested positive. Reports out of Brazil had initially indicated Bolsonaro had tested positive, and his son appeared to confirm this to Fox News earlier Friday, adding that further testing was being done […]

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Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus, Fox News can confirm. Bolsonaro’s son Eduardo told Fox News that they are doing further testing to confirm the diagnosis, adding that they expect the second set of testing results later Friday. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE The positive diagnosis comes just days after the […]

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Brazilian official who met with Trump tests positive for coronavirus, Bolsonaro to be tested

Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is being monitored and will be tested for the coronavirus after one of his deputies tested positive for the disease days after they met with President Trump in Florida. Bolsonaro met with President Trump in Mar-A-Lago on Saturday, where they are said to have discussed the crisis in Venezuela, trade and other […]

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Trump Welcomes Brazil’s Bolsonaro but Leaves Tariffs on the Table

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump hosted President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil for a festive dinner at his Florida estate on Saturday but refused to rule out steel and iron tariffs that have created tension in the relationship between the two most populous countries of the Western Hemisphere. As he welcomed Mr. Bolsonaro to Mar-a-Lago, […]

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