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(FILES) In this file photo Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during the 'Socio-environmental Actions and Adherence to the Adopt a Park Programme' event at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on May 12, 2021. - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has seen happier days: his poll numbers have plunged, his nemesis Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is looming large and the Senate is investigating his chaotic handling of Covid-19. What to do? First: Hop on his trusty blue motorcycle and lead a huge rally of fellow far-right bikers, as he did last May 9, 2021. Second: Ride in on horseback to fire up a demo of conservative farmers, as he reportedly plans to do May 15, 2021.That rally's organizers have called for conservative "soldiers" to protest the "craziness" of pandemic stay-at-home measures and Brazil's Supreme Court, which allowed local authorities to impose such policies over Bolsonaro's objections. (Photo by Sergio Lima / AFP)

Feeling the pressure, Brazil’s Bolsonaro rallies his troops

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has seen happier days: his poll numbers have plunged, his nemesis Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is looming large and the Senate is investigating his chaotic handling of
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EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A bird flies among crosses at the Sao Franciso Xavier Cemetery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 30, 2021, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. - Brazil, with a population of 212,000,000 people, surpassed Thursday the 400,000 deaths due to COVID-19, and is second in number only to the US (Photo by MAURO PIMENTEL / AFP)

Brazil hits 82,000 Covid deaths in April, new monthly record

Brazil registered 2,595 new deaths from Covid-19 on Friday, bringing the total for April to 82,266, the second consecutive monthly record as the country struggles with a devastating surge since the start
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attends the signing ceremony of the Provisional Measure to improve the business environment in Brazil, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on March 29, 2021. - Bolsonaro faces a severe crisis between his foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo and the National Congress where he is the target of criticism for the way he has conducted the Brazilian foreign policy. (Photo by EVARISTO SA / AFP)

Brazil’s Bolsonaro overhauls cabinet amid Covid surge

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro overhauled his government Monday, changing six cabinet members including the foreign, defence and justice ministers, as the far-right leader faced mounting pressure over a deadly surge of Covid-19.
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Burnt areas of the Amazon rainforest, near Boca do Acre, Brazil, in 2019 -- the number of wildfires in Brazil increased 12.7 percent in 2020 Lula SAMPAIO AFP/File

Brazil wildfires surge again in 2020

The number of wildfires in Brazil increased 12.7 percent last year to a decade-high, according to official figures likely to add to pressure on President Jair Bolsonaro's government over the destruction
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speaks to the press after voting during the second round of municipal elections at the Rosa da Fonseca Municipal School, in the Military Village, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on November 29, 2020. - Brazilians go to the polls Sunday to chose mayors in 57 cities, including Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the most rich and populated, in a runoff marked by the economic crisis and an upsurge of the new coronavirus. (Photo by Andre Coelho / AFP)

Losses for Bolsonaro, wins for center-right in Brazil local polls

Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's candidates suffered further defeats Sunday and the traditional centre-right emerged stronger in municipal runoff elections seen as a gauge of where things stand in Brazilian politics ahead of
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A hand out picture released by Brazilian presidency press office shows Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speaking at the G20 Heads of State Meeting that this year was held by video conference, from Planalto Palace in Brasilia on November 21, 2020. - The virtual "gathering" of the Group of 20 rich nations seeks to tackle the novel coronavirus pandemic and the faltering global economy -- but in a scaled-down format and without the behind-the-scenes interactions that are the lifeblood of global diplomacy. (Photo by MARCOS CORREA / BRAZILIAN PRESIDENCY / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Brazilian Presidency /Marcos CORREA " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says won’t take virus vaccine

Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro has said he will not take a vaccine against the coronavirus even after it receives approval from his own government.
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is surrounded by supporters as he visits the residence of an adviser in Brasília, on August 23, 2020. - 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. "I so want to pound your mouth with punches," the far-right president said when a reporter from O Globo, posed the question. (Photo by Sergio Lima / AFP)

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
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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro wears a face mask during a press conference on the coronavirus pandemic COVID-19 at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil on March 20, 2020. - Brazil's government on Friday drastically downgraded its growth projections for 2020 by 2.1 percent to practically zero (0.02 percent) due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Sergio LIMA / AFP)

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.
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View of the main entrance of the Albert Einstein Hospital where Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro underwent an operation to remove a bladder stone, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on September 25, 2020. - Bolsonaro, 65, "underwent endoscopic cystolithotripsy surgery," a minimally invasive procedure under general anesthesia that involves using a laser to break up and remove a bladder stone, the communications ministry said in a statement. (Photo by NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP)

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
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Handout picture released by the Brazilian Presidency on March 12, 2020 showing US President Donald Trump (L), Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (R) and his press advisor Fabio Wajngarten (2-L, behind Trump) during a dinner at Mar a Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida, United States, on March 7, 2020. - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's communications chief, Fabio Wajngarten, who met US President Donald Trump last weekend at his Florida resort, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the government said on March 12, 2020. Wajngarten, chief spokesman for the Brazilian government, travelled with Bolsonaro last Saturday to Tuesday to the United States. (Photo by Alan SANTOS / BRAZILIAN PRESIDENCY / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / BRAZIL'S PRESIDENCY / ALAN SANTOS" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

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.
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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro gives a statement at the Planalto Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, January 25, 2019. Isac Nobrega/Presidency Brazil/Handout via Reuters

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.
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