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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.

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.
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