Jair Bolsonaro

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 28, 2022, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during the launching of a national program to provide voluntary civil service at Planalto Palace in Brasilia. - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was admitted to a military hospital in Brasilia late on March 28, 2022, to undergo tests after feeling unwell, local press reported. (Photo by Sergio Lima / AFP)

Brazil’s Bolsonaro hospitalized for skin infection

Former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said Sunday he had been hospitalized for a skin infection.
3 months ago
Brazil's former President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during the launch of Alexandre Ramagem’s pre-candidacy for the Rio de Janeiro mayoral elections in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 16, 2024. - Despite a raft of criminal probes, Brazil's former president Jair Bolsonaro pulls in crowds across the country -- seemingly unbothered by claims he helped incite an attempted coup. Like Donald Trump in the United States, 69-year-old Bolsonaro has retained a core supporter base in a deeply divided nation, even as his legal troubles have multiplied. (Photo by Pablo PORCIUNCULA / AFP)

‘Not afraid,’ Brazil’s Bolsonaro rallies fans despite legal woes

Despite his wide-ranging legal woes, far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro crisscrosses Brazil campaigning, received by rapt crowds seemingly unbothered by claims he helped stoke an attempted coup.
4 months ago
Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (C-L) greets supporters next to his wife Michelle Bolsonaro (C-R) during a rally in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on February 25, 2024, to reject claims he plotted a coup with allies to remain in power after his failed 2022 reelection bid. - Investigators say the far-right ex-army captain led a plot to falsely discredit the Brazilian election system and prevent the winner of the vote, leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, from taking power. A week after Lula took office on January 1, 2023, thousands of Bolsonaro supporters stormed the presidential palace, Congress and Supreme Court, urging the military to intervene to overturn what they called a stolen election. (Photo by NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP)

Brazil’s Bolsonaro slams election ban as thousands rally behind him

Thousands of Brazilians poured into the streets of Sao Paulo on Sunday as ex-president Jair Bolsonaro flexed his political muscle and hit out at an election ban that has seen him barred
5 months ago
(FILES) Brazilian former President, Jair Bolsonaro, speaks to the press at the Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport in Brasilia on June 30, 2023. - Brazil's former president Jair Bolsonaro will surrender his passport to authorities, his lawyer said on February 8, 2024, as police carried out a series of raids targeting suspects accused of a "coup" attempt. (Photo by Sergio Lima / AFP)

Bolsonaro to surrender passport as Brazil probes ‘coup’

Brazilian police carried out dozens of raids Thursday targeting suspects accused of orchestrating an invasion of the seat of power last year, including far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro, whose lawyer confirmed he would
6 months ago
(FILES) Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro invade Planalto Presidential Palace while clashing with security forces in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. - Brazil marks on January 8, 2024, the first anniversary when ex-president Jair Bolsonaro's supporters stormed the seat of power in the Brazilian capital. Alleging foul play in Bolsonaro's narrow loss in Brazil's bitterly divisive October 2022 elections, they smashed through doors and windows, vandalized priceless artworks and trashed the premises, urging the military to intervene to oust President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. (Photo by Sergio Lima / AFP)

Still divided, Brazil marks anniversary of Jan 8 riots

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will convene Brazil's political bigwigs Monday to mark the first anniversary of the far-right riots that rocked the capital but with key absences undermining his message
7 months ago
View of Brazil's high court during the opening trials over the January 8 riots by former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's supporters in Brasilia on September 13, 2023. - Brazil's high court opened the first trials Wednesday over the January 8 riots in Brasilia by supporters of far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro, who were demanding the ouster of his successor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. (Photo by Sergio Lima / AFP)

Brazil opens trials over pro-Bolsonaro riots

Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday opened its first trials over the January 8 riots by supporters of far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro, putting four accused in the dock in one of the buildings
10 months ago
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during the celebration of Amazon Day at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on September 5, 2023. - Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced the demarcation of two new indigenous reserves, considered major barriers to deforestation, during an Amazon Day ceremony. (Photo by EVARISTO SA / AFP)

Brazil’s Lula draws in center-right parties to ease passage of laws

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announced on Wednesday a shuffle that brings into his government two center-right parties once allied with his political nemesis, far-right former president Jair Bolsonaro.
11 months ago
Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Brazil police to probe Bolsonaro bank accounts: media

A Supreme Court judge in Brazil has authorized police to access the bank records of ex-president Jair Bolsonaro and his wife, Michelle, over allegations they embezzled jewelry and other official gifts, media
11 months ago
Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a "Power of the People Rally" at Trump National Doral resort in Miami, Florida, on February 3, 2023. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP)

Bolsonaro trial poised for verdicts in Brazil

Judges are set to start delivering their verdicts Tuesday as Brazilian ex-president Jair Bolsonaro's trial resumes in electoral court on charges of abusing his office, a case that could sideline him from
1 year ago
Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro gestures while leaving the Federal Police headquarters after testifying in Brasilia on April 26, 2023. - Bolsonaro arrived to the federal police headquarters in Brasilia to testify about the January 8 riot in the Brazilian capital, when thousands of his followers invaded the headquarters of the three powers, a police source confirmed. (Photo by TON MOLINA / AFP)

Brazil’s Bolsonaro testifies over capital riots

Former Brazilian far-right president Jair Bolsonaro appeared before federal police on Wednesday to testify over anti-government riots by his supporters in January, a police source told AFP.
1 year ago
Former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro greets supporters from a window at the Liberal Party headquarters of n Brasilia on March 30, 2023. - Disconsolate over his "unjust" defeat in Brazil's divisive 2022 elections, Bolsonaro was uncharacteristically quiet when he slipped out of Brazil in the twilight of his presidential term for a self-imposed exile in Florida. (Photo by EVARISTO SA / AFP)

Bolsonaro returns to Brazil for first time since election loss

Three months after leaving for the United States in the final hours of his term, Brazil's ex-president Jair Bolsonaro returned home Thursday to reenter politics -- complicating life for his successor and
1 year ago
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