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President of Brazil since 2019

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Jair Bolsonaro: President of Brazil since 2019
Jair Messias Bolsonaro is a Brazilian politician and retired military officer who has been the 38th president of Brazil since 1 January 2019. He served in the country's Chamber of Deputies, representing the state of Rio de Janeiro in several parties between 1991 and 2018. He was elected president as a member of the conservative Social Liberal Party.

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Bolsonaro attends rally as Brazil political scandal heats up [Video]

Bolsonaro attends rally as Brazil political scandal heats up

Protest took place as the US mulls a ban on travellers from Brazil after a surge in coronavirus cases.

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Video of cabinet meeting puts Brazil's Bolsonaro under fire [Video]

Video of cabinet meeting puts Brazil's Bolsonaro under fire

Video is a key component of a criminal probe against Bolsonaro into allegations made by ex-Justice Minister Sergio Moro.

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Brazil soccer club Atletico Mineiro step up hygiene rules in return to training [Video]

Brazil soccer club Atletico Mineiro step up hygiene rules in return to training

Atletico Mineiro return to training under strict hygiene regulations with Brazil suffering high casualties from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Bolsonaro touts hydroxychloroquine as Brazil virus crisis deepens [Video]

Bolsonaro touts hydroxychloroquine as Brazil virus crisis deepens

At least 1,179 deaths recorded on Tuesday as country reports third-highest number of cases behind Russia and US.

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Brazil hospitals buckle under coronavirus [Video]

Brazil hospitals buckle under coronavirus

Brazil has announced a total of 254,220 confirmed cases, overtaking Britain to become the country with the third-highest number of coronavirus infections and doctors are now airlifting patients out of..

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Brazil's president and supporters protest lockdown as coronavirus toll climbs [Video]

Brazil's president and supporters protest lockdown as coronavirus toll climbs

Brazil's public health officials remain adamant that quarantines and social distancing are still needed, but President Jair Bolsonaro continues to urge his supporters to protest against them, while..

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Brazil health minister Teich resigns just weeks into the job [Video]

Brazil health minister Teich resigns just weeks into the job

Nelson Teich disagreed with right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro over the country's coronavirus response.

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Brazil's president defiant as coronavirus death toll soars [Video]

Brazil's president defiant as coronavirus death toll soars

Grief grips Brazil as deaths from COVID-19 spike sharply but Bolsonaro insists the country must get back to work.

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VP Pence Self-Isolates After Exposure To COVID-19 [Video]

VP Pence Self-Isolates After Exposure To COVID-19

US Vice President Mike Pence is self-isolating away from the White House. According to Reuters, the move comes after an aide was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Pence has repeatedly..

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Bolsonaro called biggest threat to Brazil's coronavirus response [Video]

Bolsonaro called biggest threat to Brazil's coronavirus response

As country reports record number of daily deaths, The Lancet urges president to 'drastically change course' on COVID-19.

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Brazil's Bolsonaro rallies the right amid coronavirus criticism [Video]

Brazil's Bolsonaro rallies the right amid coronavirus criticism

Bolsonaro has turned to military-linked advisers as his relationship with legislators and the courts has cooled.

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Brazil Supreme Court blocks Bolsonaro's federal police chief pick [Video]

Brazil Supreme Court blocks Bolsonaro's federal police chief pick

An opposition party argued Alexandre Ramagem, a Bolsonaro family friend, may give the president inappropriate influence.

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Brazil justice minister resigns, accuses Bolsonaro of meddling [Video]

Brazil justice minister resigns, accuses Bolsonaro of meddling

Sergio Moro is one of the stars of Bolsonaro's government due to his record of fighting corruption.

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Brazil's Bolsonaro joins protest against coronavirus restrictions [Video]

Brazil's Bolsonaro joins protest against coronavirus restrictions

Brazil's president appears at a protest calling on the army to intervene in the handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Brazilian President Bolsonaro defends firing of health minister [Video]

Brazilian President Bolsonaro defends firing of health minister

At new health minister's inauguration, Bolsonaro doubled down on plan to end restrictions and reopen Brazil's economy.

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Bolsonaro fires health minister, calls to reopen economy [Video]

Bolsonaro fires health minister, calls to reopen economy

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro fired his health minister on Thursday after clashing with him over how to fight the new coronavirus, and again called for states to end stay-at-home orders that he..

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Riding out the pandemic, Rio surfers catch a wave of controversy [Video]

Riding out the pandemic, Rio surfers catch a wave of controversy

Despite stay-at-home orders aiming to protect people from the new coronavirus, many of Rio de Janeiro's famous beaches have been buzzing with surfers seeking to catch the season's first big swell

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'A little flu': Brazil's Bolsonaro playing down coronavirus crisis [Video]

'A little flu': Brazil's Bolsonaro playing down coronavirus crisis

While half of the world’s population remains on lockdown, Jair Bolsonaro is advocating for Brazilians to go back to work.View on euronews

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Deny and defy: Bolsonaro's approach to the coronavirus in Brazil [Video]

Deny and defy: Bolsonaro's approach to the coronavirus in Brazil

President Jair Bolsonaro's 'economy first' plan costs the president politically and puts lives at risk, analysts say.

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Coronavirus in Brazil: "The greatest menace facing Brazil is the President Bolsonaro" [Video]

Coronavirus in Brazil: "The greatest menace facing Brazil is the President Bolsonaro"

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U.S. travel ban on Brazilians follows established benchmark: Bolsonaro advisor

An advisor to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Sunday the U.S. restrictions on travel from Brazil had followed previously established benchmarks, playing down the slight from U.S. President..
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Bolsonaro joins protesters as Brazil political scandal heats up amid pandemic

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday hailed supporters rallying in the country's capital to back his administration as an unfolding political scandal adds to the public health crisis driven by..
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In video, Bolsonaro says wanted cops replaced to stop family being 'screwed'

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he was unwilling to see his family get "screwed" because of his inability to change law enforcement officials, according to a video released on Friday set to..
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Bolsonaro says in video he tried to change police to prevent family being 'screwed'

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he was unwilling to see his family get "screwed" because of his inability to change law enforcement officials, according to a video released on Friday set to..
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Bolsonaro sought to protect family from being 'screwed' by police: video

Bolsonaro told his ministers he was unwilling to see his family or friends get "screwed" due to his inability to change his own law enforcement officials, according to a video released by a Supreme..
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Brazil Supreme Court rules to release video of Bolsonaro's alleged interference

A justice on Brazil's Supreme Court on Friday ruled to release a video in which far-right President Jair Bolsonaro allegedly tried to interfere in law enforcement appointments to protect his family..
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Bolsonaro will sign $10.7 billion coronavirus package but wants public pay freeze

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said he will sign off on Thursday or Friday a 60 billion-real ($10.72 billion) federal aid program for states and cities hit by coronavirus, but asked governors for..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro to sign $11 billion coronavirus aid package Thursday or Friday

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said he is due to sign a 60 billion reais ($10.77 billion) aid package on Thursday or Friday, adding that it is normal for governments to lose support after more than..
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Brazil clears way for use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19

Brazil's Health Ministry on Wednesday issued new guidelines clearing the way for the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat patients with COVID-19, days after a second health minister in a row quit under..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro says culture secretary has resigned after two months

Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said in a video posted on his Twitter account that Culture Secretary Regina Duarte had resigned after roughly after two months in the post, the..
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Brazil suffers record coronavirus deaths, Trump mulls travel ban

Brazil's daily death toll from the new coronavirus jumped to a record 1,179 on Tuesday as President Jair Bolsonaro doubled down on chloroquine as a possible remedy and U.S. leader Donald Trump said he..
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Bolsonaro says Brazil to issue new chloroquine protocol on Wednesday

Brazil's Health Ministry will issue new guidelines on Wednesday expanding the recommended use of chloroquine for treating the novel coronavirus, President Jair Bolsonaro said, days after the health..
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The new coronavirus hotspot: Australian residents fear for family in Bolsonaro's Brazil

Australia might be overcoming COVID-19, but for those with family in Brazil - where cases have surpassed Spain and Italy - the fear is crippling.
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Bolsonaro snaps photos with children at Brazil protest, defying health advice

Wearing a face mask, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro posed for photographs with children plucked out of a crowd of supporters on Sunday, disregarding public health advice aimed at containing one of..
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Brazil loses new health minister as Bolsonaro grabs reins in coronavirus crisis

Brazil lost its second health minister in a month on Friday after President Jair Bolsonaro demanded wider use of unproven anti-malarial drugs to fight the coronavirus outbreak, adding to turmoil in one..
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Brazil health minister quits, deepening Brazil coronavirus crisis

Brazil lost its second health minister in a month on Friday after President Jair Bolsonaro demanded an endorsement of risky anti-malarial drugs to fight the coronavirus outbreak, adding to turmoil in..
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Brazil outgoing health minister thanks Bolsonaro, gives no reason for quitting

Brazil's outgoing health minister Nelson Teich said in a press briefing on Friday that he had decided to resign from his position, becoming the second person to leave the top public health position in..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro says he may release tape in police probe

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said he is considering releasing a video that sources say shows him explaining that he needs a friendly police chief in Rio de Janeiro to shield his..
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Brazil's coronavirus cases pass Germany's as Bolsonaro fights to open gyms

Brazil's confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus passed Germany on Tuesday, as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro fought states over his wish to reopen gyms and beauty parlors even as his country..
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On tape, Bolsonaro cites protecting his family in push to swap top Rio cop: source

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said in an April cabinet meeting that he needed to change Rio de Janeiro's chief of the federal police to protect family members under investigation, a person with..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro challenges governors to sue over gym reopenings amid COVID

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday that governors protesting his decree to reopen gyms and hair salons can file lawsuits against it, escalating a dispute over local lockdowns instituted..
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As coronavirus crisis saps his popularity, Brazil's Bolsonaro courts former foes

Facing a criminal investigation that could oust him from office, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is courting political power brokers he once decried as corrupt in a bid to survive a crisis worsened..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro says he is not worried about investigations

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he is not worried about an investigation authorized by the Supreme Court into his motives for replacing the federal police chief, adding that the..
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Poll shows more Brazilians spurn Bolsonaro's COVID-19 response

Support for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has dropped as criticism grows of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a poll released on Tuesday, driving home his political isolation..
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Bolsonaro allows Brazilians to go to the gym as coronavirus cases surge

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday declared gyms and hair salons as essential services that can stay open through the new coronavirus outbreak, easing measures to control the disease despite..
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Biggest threat to Brazil coronavirus response? President Bolsonaro, says The Lancet

The biggest threat to Brazil's ability to successfully combat the spread of the coronavirus and tackle the unfolding public health crisis is the country's president, Jair Bolsonaro, according to..
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Bolsonaro puts Brazil military in charge of fighting Amazon destruction

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday authorized deployment of armed forces to fight destruction of the Amazon rainforest, giving them authority over environmental agencies in the region as..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro says must get economy back on track as soon as possible

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that some states went too far in their social isolation measures to combat coronavirus, and that the steps must be taken as soon as possible to bring..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro readies troops to fight Amazon rainforest destruction

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday authorized deployment of armed forces into the Amazon region to fight fires and deforestation, three months earlier than in 2019, after a jump in..
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Spokesman for Brazil's President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's spokesman has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his office said on Wednesday, raising further questions about the president's exposure to the virus.
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Rio police chief swap adds to federal probe of Bolsonaro

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed on Tuesday the replacement of the federal police chief in Rio de Janeiro, adding to scrutiny from the country's top prosecutor into the right-wing..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro confirms his top cop appointee replaced Rio police chief

Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed on Tuesday the replacement of the federal police chief in Rio de Janeiro, where two of his sons are under investigation.
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Bolsonaro picks new top cop after clashing with Brazil's Supreme Court

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday picked a new head of the federal police following a Supreme Court decision to block his effort to appoint a family friend - a tactical retreat a day after..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro headlines anti-democratic rally amid alarm over handling of coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attacked Congress and the courts in a speech to hundreds of supporters on Sunday as the number of coronavirus cases blew past 100,000 in Brazil, underlining the..
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Brazil's top court blocks Bolsonaro move to expel Venezuelan diplomats

A Supreme Court judge issued an injunction on Saturday suspending for 10 days a decision by Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro to expel Venezuela's 30 diplomats and consular staff.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro withdraws name of family friend as top cop

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday withdrew the name of a family friend he had picked to run the federal police, after a Supreme Court justice blocked an appointment that opponents said..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro vows autonomy of federal police under new chief

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said the federal police under the command of the new chief he appointed on Tuesday will have autonomy from the government.
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Bolsonaro taps family friend as Brazil top cop, Supreme Court OKs probe

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday named a family friend to head the federal police, days after his justice minister quit and accused the president of meddling in law enforcement, triggering..
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Despite outcry, Brazil's Bolsonaro taps family friend as top cop amid probes

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday named a family friend to head the federal police, just days after his justice minister quit over alleged meddling in law enforcement, which sparked a..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro names Mendonça as justice minister

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has appointed André Mendonça as the new Justice Minister, replacing Sergio Moro who resigned last Friday after accusing his boss of wrongdoing, according to the..
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Brazil court OKs investigating allegations Bolsonaro tried to interfere with police

A Supreme Court judge on Monday authorized an investigation of allegations that Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro tried to interfere in the work of the country's federal police force for political..
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Brazilians divided on impeachment of President Bolsonaro: poll

Brazilians are split on impeaching President Jair Bolsonaro despite a majority believing accusations by the former justice minister that Bolsonaro tried to interfere with the federal police's work for..
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Close Bolsonaro aide to become Brazil Justice Minister: source

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is expected to name his presidential secretary to replace former Justice Minister Sergio Moro, who accused Bolsonaro of wrongdoing in his resignation on Friday, a..
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Outgoing Brazil minister denies Bolsonaro allegation he sought Supreme Court seat

Outgoing Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro denied in a Twitter post on Friday evening that he had asked President Jair Bolsonaro to be nominated to the Supreme Court before the president dismissed..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro denies trying to interfere in police investigations

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday that allegations that he had tried to interfere in the work of the federal police were "baseless accusations" by outgoing Justice Minister Sergio Moro.
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Brazil public prosecutor Aras asks Supreme Court to authorize Bolsonaro investigation

Brazilian public prosecutor Augusto Aras asked the Supreme Court on Friday to authorize the investigation of allegations made by former minister Sergio Moro against President Jair Bolsonaro, his office..
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Brazil 'super minister' quits in Bolsonaro's worst crisis yet

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro suffered the heaviest blow to his presidency so far as his popular justice minister quit on Friday and accused him of potentially criminal meddling in law enforcement, adding to..
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