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As Amazon burns, Brazil’s Bolsonaro tells rest of world not to interfere

23 August 2019, 9:59 AM

Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday admitted farmers could be illegally setting the rainforest ablaze but told foreign powers not to interfere.

Brazil inmates ‘suffocated’ during transfer after jail riot

31 July 2019, 7:48 PM

Four inmates involved in one of Brazil’s deadliest prison riots suffocated while being transferred to another jail, officials said Wednesday, taking to 62 the number killed over two days.

Brazil's Economy Minister Paulo Guedes speaks during a seminar about pension reform bill in Brasilia

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says Mercosur will soon sign EU trade deal

7 June 2019, 5:20 AM

Brazil said the Mercosur bloc of South American countries will soon sign a trade deal with the European Union.

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Brazilians demonstrate to pressure Congress to approve Bolsonaro’s reforms

26 May 2019, 8:53 PM

Brazilians gathered in cities on Sunday to show their support for far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and to protest against lawmakers whom they see as putting up roadblocks to the leader’s legislative agenda.

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Brazil court orders Bolsonaro to explain gun decree

11 May 2019, 5:39 PM

A Supreme Court judge has given Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and the justice ministry five days to explain his decree granting millions of citizens the right to carry loaded weapons in public, which critics say is unconstitutional.

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