Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said on Wednesday that after the coup attempt that took place on January 8 he had the impression that former president Jair Bolsonaro knew about everything, during an exclusive interview with Globonews news channel.
According to a report released Wednesday by Brazil's Institute of Man and Environment of the Amazon (Imazon), deforestation in 2022 hit new highs, with 10,573 km² of forest vegetation lost, Agencia Brasil reported. That surface is tantamount to that of nearly 3,000 football fields, it was explained.
As Brazil continues to expand its agriculture frontiers and farming techniques, two cereals of which the country has been historically an importer are becoming increasingly self-sufficient. This is particularly true for wheat and rice, with most crops in the southern states of the country.
Brazil's Justice Minister Flávio Dino Tuesday announced the creation of the National Observatory of Violence against Journalists, Agencia Brasil reported. The observatory is to function within the Ministry of Justice and Public Safety and the idea stemmed from the National Federation of Journalists (Fenaj).
Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE) Justice Benedito Gonçalves Monday gave former President Jair Bolsonaro three days to explain the scope of the documents found among the belongings of then-Justice Minister Anderson Torres.
Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday that he regretted the assault on the headquarters of the three branches of government staged in Brasilia by a group of his followers on Jan. 8.
Brasilia's Acting Governor Celina Leao Monday ordered security deployments in front of public buildings be doubled after the Jan. 8 attacks. Hence, 500 military police officers will be summoned to the so-called Esplanade of the Ministries instead of the current 248 effective immediately, it was announced Monday.
By Gwynne Dyer – Pundits are making much of the similarities between the attempted coup in Washington by Donald Trump supporters two years ago and the one by Jair Bolsonaro supporters in Brasilia two Sundays ago, but they are missing the biggest one.
The opening of the floodgates at the Itaipú dam during the weekend is expected to bring some relief to the people along the Paraná river shores after 2023 also started with a downspout, although not quite as severe as in previous years.
President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva sacked the entire management of the Brazilian State-run media over what he thought was a sloppy coverage of the Jan. 8 riots in Brasilia.