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Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro -- an outspoken skeptic about the seriousness of the coronavirus -- announced Tuesday he had tested positive but said he was feeling "perfectly well" and had only mild symptoms.

Bolsonaro tells rally Brazil lockdown destroying jobs

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro railed against the country's lockdown Sunday in a speech to thousands of anti-confinement demonstrators as the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections passed 100,000, with more than 7,000 deaths.

President's 'So what?' as 5,000 die sparks fury in Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Rarely have two words ignited such a firestorm of controversy."So what?" said Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday when a journalist asked him about the fact that more than 5,000 Brazilians had died of the coronavirus.

Brazil high court to probe demo attended by Bolsonaro

S - A Brazilian Supreme Court justice called Tuesday for an investigation into a demonstration outside army headquarters attended by President Jair Bolsonaro, where protesters called for military intervention while rallying against stay-at-home orders.

Twitter removes two Bolsonaro tweets questioning virus quarantine

S - Two tweets by Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro in which he questioned quarantine measures aimed at containing the novel coronavirus were removed Sunday, on the grounds that they violated the social network's rules.

Trump to host Brazilian president Bolsonaro in Florida

Washington - President Donald Trump said Friday he will be hosting his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro for dinner at his Florida resort this weekend."We're having dinner at Mar-a-Lago. He wanted to have dinner in Florida," Trump said.

Brazil's Bolsonaro says 'fine' now but lost memory after fall

S - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro temporarily lost his memory after hitting his head in a fall at his official residence, he said in an interview on Tuesday.

Brazil's Bolsonaro hospitalized for domestic accident

S - Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro was hospitalized Monday after an accident at his home in Brasilia, the latest health scare for the 64-year-old, his office said."President Jair Bolsonaro fell at the Alvorada Palace.

Brazil's Bolsonaro slams corruption probe into son

Bras - Brazil's right wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday slammed Rio de Janeiro's public prosecutor over a corruption investigation targeting his eldest son Flavio, a federal senator.

Brazil president's eldest son denies allegations of money laundering

S - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's eldest son denied allegations Thursday that he laundered money embezzled from public funds, after a document leaked by the media revealed he was implicated.

Brazil's Bolsonaro dismisses COP25 'game'

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a climate change skeptic, on Sunday dismissed as a "commercial game" the result of the COP25 climate talks in Madrid.He particularly singled out rich European nations as the players.

Brazil's Bolsonaro says 'worst is yet to come' on oil spill

S - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Sunday that "the worst is yet to come" with an oil spill that has affected more than 200 beaches on the country's coast.

Furious Bolsonaro denies links to Brazil politician's murder

Bras - President Jair Bolsonaro angrily denied links to last year's assassination of a prominent Brazilian politician on Wednesday, after reports that a suspect in the murder investigation visited his residence before the killing.

Bolsonaro feeding via nasal tube following surgery

S - Doctors treating Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday he was feeding via a nasogastric tube due to intestinal problems which prevented him from taking food normally following abdominal surgery.

Post-op, Brazil's Bolsonaro says ready for work

S - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said he would return to work Tuesday following lengthy abdominal surgery at the weekend.

Brazil president to undergo surgery for fourth time

S - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro will undergo surgery to correct an incisional hernia, his fourth operation since he was stabbed nearly a year ago during his presidential campaign, his office said Sunday.

Brazil rejects G7 money — accuses Macron of 'colonialism'

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday that the country would turn down the money that was pledged at the G7 summit in France on Monday to help in fighting the Amazon rainforest fires.

Macron slams Bolsonaro after insults about wife

Biarritz - French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday condemned "extraordinarily rude" comments about his wife Brigitte by his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro in an escalating spat between the two men.

Bolsonaro caves — Sends troops to fight Amazon rainforest fires

Bowing to increasing pressure to act from leaders around the world and protesters in the streets, President Jair Bolsonaro sent Brazil's military to fight forest fires raging in the Amazon rainforest.

Germany cuts funding to Brazil to preserve the Amazon rainforest

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday said his country has “no need” for German aid aimed at helping protect the Amazon rainforest after Berlin said it would suspend funding because of surging deforestation.

'No need' for German Amazon subsidy: Brazil's Bolsonaro

Bras - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday said his country has "no need" for German aid aimed at helping protect the Amazonian forest, after Berlin said it would suspend some payments because of surging deforestation.

Bolsonaro says Washington has approved son's ambassador nomination

Bras - Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday the United States has approved the nomination of his son Eduardo as ambassador to Washington.

Bolsonaro appoints military men to investigate dictatorship abuses

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday appointed two members of the armed forces to a commission investigating deaths and disappearances during the brutal 1964-81 military dictatorship.

Trump says he'd welcome Brazilian president's son as ambassador

Washington - President Donald Trump on Tuesday effusively praised the idea of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro sending his son as ambassador to the United States in the latest flourish of bromance between the two right-wing leaders.

Destruction of the Amazon Rainforest is approaching tipping-point

Brazil's portion of the Amazon rainforest is being cleared away at such a fast rate that it is approaching a "tipping point" beyond which it may not be able to recover, an expert has warned.

Deforestation of Amazon rainforest soars under Bolsonaro

Deforestation in Brazil’s portion of the Amazon rainforest rose more than 88 percent in June compared with the same month a year ago under the rightwing president Jair Bolsonaro.

Racism 'rare' in Brazil, says far right Bolsonaro

Rio De Janeiro - Racism is an insignificant problem in Brazil, according to President Jair Bolsonaro, who has been accused of not just racist but also homophobic and sexist comments in the past.

Judge bars Bolsonaro govt from commemorating Brazil coup

Bras - A Brazilian judge barred President Jair Bolsonaro's government Friday from commemorating the 55th anniversary of the coup that established the military dictatorship -- an initiative that had sparked widespread anger.

Trump floats idea of Brazil becoming NATO member

Washington - President Donald Trump raised the possibility Tuesday that Brazil could become a member of NATO as he hosted far-right President Jair Bolsonaro for security talks at the White House."I...

Trump, right-wing Bolsonaro announce special relationship

Washington - President Donald Trump heaped praise Tuesday on right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro -- and received plenty back -- in announcing a special relationship that he said could even see the Latin American country join NATO.
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