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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.

Brazil President Bolsonaro has successful surgery

S - Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, underwent surgery Monday to successfully remove a colostomy bag attached after suffering a serious abdominal wound in a knife attack while campaigning last year, his office said.

Trump praises Brazil's 'Donald Trump' leader

Washington - US President Donald Trump likes Brazil's controversial new leader Jair Bolsonaro -- especially his nickname."They say he's the Donald Trump of South America, do you believe that?

Venezuela's Maduro brands Brazil's Bolsonaro a 'modern Hitler'

Caracas - Leftist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday branded far-right Brazil counterpart Jair Bolsonaro a "modern day Hitler" supported by evangelical Christians.

Bolsonaro vows to govern 'with no distinction' to race, sex, religion

Bras - Brazil's incoming far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, criticized by detractors for his many homophobic, racist and misogynist remarks, vowed Monday to govern "without distinction of social origin, race, sex, age or religion.

Amazon rainforest deforestation 'worst in 10 years', says Brazil

Brazil has released its worst annual deforestation figures in a decade amid fears that the situation might worsen when the avowedly anti-environmentalist president-elect Jair Bolsonaro takes power.

Bolsonaro's Israel embassy move: high-risk mix of religion, politics

Rio De Janeiro - In announcing his intention to move Brazil's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, President-elect Jair Bolsonaro may please his evangelical Christian support base, but would break with a half century of diplomacy.

Latin America braces for 'Bolsonaro effect'

Montevideo - Brazil's Latin American neighbors are bracing for a regional "Bolsonaro effect" after the far-right leader's crushing victory in presidential elections.

Brazilian Congress, crime and conflicts: Bolsonaro's challenges

Bras - Right-wing president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has his work cut out after storming to a widely-expected victory in the Brazil election on Sunday, as he faces a Congress dominated by lobbies and hamstrung by weak parties.

Lula calls for united Brazil front against 'fascist adventure'

Rio De Janeiro - Jailed ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called on "democrats" on Wednesday to put aside their differences and unite in a bid to defeat a "fascist adventure" in Sunday's presidential election run-off.

Brazil presidential candidate Bolsonaro's most controversial quotes

Rio De Janeiro - Right-wing ex-army captain and presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro is a controversial figure in Brazil, not least for a series of comments about torture, rape, homosexuals and women.

'Honest' Bolsonaro the candidate for Brazil's evangelicals

Bras - Jair Bolsonaro may be the most hated candidate standing in Brazil's presidential elections, but his popularity is soaring among the growing evangelical Christian community.

Knife attack set to boost Bolsonaro's Brazil presidential bid

S - Right-wing Brazilian election front-runner Jair Bolsonaro looks set to make a dramatic rise from the emergency room to the presidency, family and analysts predicted on Friday, a day after he was stabbed while campaigning.

Wounded Brazil presidential hopeful moved to Sao Paulo hospital

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's right-wing presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro was transferred Friday to a hospital in Sao Paulo, a day after being stabbed while campaigning, a hospital official said."Patient Jair Messias Bolsonaro recently left...

Brazil's Bolsonaro seriously injured in knife attack

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's right-wing presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro underwent emergency surgery on Thursday after he was attacked with a knife while campaigning in the countryside, officials said.

Once considered too extreme, Brazilian right-winger homes in on presidency

Rio De Janeiro - When Jair Bolsonaro addressed a crowd in a poor, violent area of Rio de Janeiro this week, the man long considered too extreme for the nation's presidency was greeted with shouts of "the myth, the myth!

Right-wing candidate rejects Brazil's guilt over slavery

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian presidential frontrunner, former army captain Jair Bolsonaro, says the country should not feel guilty about having been the world's biggest slave importer.

Nostalgic for Brazil's dictatorship, Bolsonaro sets sites on presidency

Rio De Janeiro - Angry Brazilians long for a return to order, and former army officer Jair Bolsonaro, a fan of the dictatorship that stretched from the 1960s to the 1980s, hopes to ride that wave into the presidency.

Brazilian right wing firebrand pushes presidential bid

Rio De Janeiro - Jair Bolsonaro, a controversial politician often compared to Donald Trump and hard right French leader Marine Le Pen, on Thursday declared himself the "patriot" Brazil needs.

Torture-praising politician seizes limelight in Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - The growing popularity of a lawmaker who praises torture and military dictatorship is the latest sign of Brazil slipping into unpredictable -- and some say dangerous -- political territory.

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