Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro appealed a court ruling on Friday that requires him to wear a face mask in public during the coronavirus pandemic, calling it unnecessary. The attorney-general's office, which represents the government in legal matters, said the ruling was redundant since face masks are already mandatory in Brasilia.
The association representing staff at the World Bank asked that Brazil’s nomination of Abraham Weintraub to be executive director be reviewed over his past racial comments and other concerns, according to a letter circulated in the bank on Wednesday.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's education minister, Abraham Weintraub, announced his resignation on Thursday after finding himself embroiled in a series of controversies and scandals.
Brazil's education minister has been fined for failing to wear a face mask at a rally for President Jair Bolsonaro, who has himself repeatedly flouted Brasilia's masks-in-public rule amid the coronavirus pandemic.
China demanded an explanation from Brazil on Monday after the conservative government’s education minister linked the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic to the Asian country’s “plan for world domination,” in a tweet imitating a Chinese accent.
Students and teachers from hundreds of universities and colleges across Brazil began a nationwide demonstration on Wednesday in “defense of education” following a raft of budget cuts announced by President Jair Bolsonaro's government.
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro on Monday sacked his education minister, an ultraconservative who had drawn public ire over a range of controversial proposals including a revision of school textbooks to deny the 1964 military coup.