Brazil votes in local polls marked by virus
Brazilians voted Sunday in municipal elections that will test the strength of the country's rightward shift under President Jair Bolsonaro, with the coronavirus pandemic looming large -- and likely denting turnout. These are the first elections since Bolsonaro, a far-right former army captain often compared to US President Donald Trump, surged to victory in 2018,…
Brazil's Bolsonaro 'indirectly' censors media: RSF
Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's government threatens press freedom in Brazil by using "indirect censorship," including virulent attacks against journalists, Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday.
Brazil's Bolsonaro released from hospital after surgery
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was released from the hospital Saturday, the government said, a day after he underwent surgery to remove a bladder stone. "The president... was released from Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo this afternoon at 1:30 pm," said a brief statement issued by the communications ministry and signed by Bolsonaro's medical team.…
Brazil resumes zero-tariff ethanol imports from US
The United States and Brazil said Friday they had reached a deal for the South American country to temporarily resume tariff-free ethanol imports, a political win for President Donald Trump.
Brazil's Bolsonaro to undergo surgery for kidney stone
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Monday he had been diagnosed with a kidney stone and would undergo surgery in September to remove it.
Brazil expands requirements for abortion in rape cases
Brazil expanded its requirements Friday for rape victims seeking an abortion, including a rule that medical staff must tell the woman she can see the embryo or fetus via ultrasound. The new regulations published by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's health ministry also stipulate that the rape "must be reported to police" regardless of the woman's…
Brazil's Bolsonaro threatens to punch reporter in the mouth
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday threatened to punch a reporter repeatedly in the mouth after being asked about his wife's links to an alleged corruption scheme.
Bolsonaro says he tested negative for COVID-19, two weeks after diagnosis
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Saturday he has tested negative for the new coronavirus more than two weeks after being diagnosed on July 7, attributing his recovery
Brazil's President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus again
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for coronavirus again, CNN Brazil said on Wednesday, quoting the far right leader, who underwent a new test on Tuesday. Bolsonaro, who at 65 is in a high-risk group, said he would remain in quarantine at his official residence in Brasilia from where he would continue to work by…
Brazil's Bolsonaro fed up with quarantine, to take new virus test
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has been in quarantine nearly a week after testing positive for the new coronavirus, announced Monday he plans to take another test as he "can't stand" being in isolation.