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Montevideo, March 26th 2019 - 06:23 UTC

Tag: Bolsonaro

  • Thursday, March 14th 2019 - 07:59 UTC

    Brazil to discuss meat, sugar and ethanol trade with the United States

    “We are preparing documentation and will see if we can reopen this market ... so that all of Brazil’s meat-packers can resume exports to US,” Dias told reporters

    Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said that she will discuss U.S.-Brazil trade in meat, sugar and ethanol in talks next week between officials of the two countries. Dias, who will travel with President Jair Bolsonaro to the United States, said one of her priorities is to reopen the U.S. market for Brazil’s fresh beef exports, which were suspended almost two years ago over safety concerns.

  • Monday, February 18th 2019 - 09:57 UTC

    Bolsonaro learning the hard way: family and politics don't mix

    The furor could divert the president's attention as he tries to focus on the bill to reform Brazil's unsustainable pension system expected this week in Congress

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, one of his politician sons and his ultraconservative party were embroiled in a crisis on Sunday over a campaign finance scandal threatening the leader's anti-corruption image. The 63-year-old far-right president, who is just six weeks into his mandate, spoke with top officials in his government on Friday and Saturday to try to draw a line under the affair, after key allies turned on him.

  • Wednesday, January 16th 2019 - 09:21 UTC

    The Bolsonaro family soap-opera which defeats Brazilian traditional media

    Several times a day Bolsonaro communicates with posts on his social media channels or those of his three eldest sons, all of whom are politically active

    The Bolsonaro family is using social media to present their life as a reality soap opera. The carefully crafted, highly-watched presidential telenovela (soap-opera) is setting the narrative and circumventing traditional media. On the sixth day, the Messia[s] reclines barefoot on the sofa of the Granja do Torto presidential residence. Next to him sits the faithful family dog, Beretta. His glasses casually perched upon his nose, the master browses social media on his smartphone.

  • Tuesday, November 27th 2018 - 09:00 UTC

    Brazil Eyes US$ 30 Billion Offshore Oil Boom

    The area at stake is the so-called ‘transfer of rights’ area, where Petrobas holds 100% of the rights to produce 5 billion barrels of oil

    Over the past few years, Brazil has held several very successful oil auctions under production-sharing contracts in its pre-salt layer, attracting major oil companies to its prized offshore oil area.

  • Friday, October 5th 2018 - 08:34 UTC

    Haddad accuses Bolsonaro's team of fake news about him and his family

    Haddad accused Bolsonaro of sending false WhatsApp messages, including one that the leftist was plotting to let authorities choose the gender of 5-year-olds

    The leading leftist candidate for Brazil's presidency accused front-runner Jair Bolsonaro of spreading falsehoods about him and his family on social media, as new polls showed the far-right candidate's lead widening with days before the vote. The accusations marked a shift in strategy for Workers' Party candidate Fernando Haddad, who had earlier avoided direct attacks on Bolsonaro.

  • Thursday, September 27th 2018 - 08:57 UTC

    Latest poll in Brazil shows extreme right Bolsonaro losing ground

    Bolsonaro has held his lead ahead of the Oct. 7 election with 27% of voter support, the survey by polling firm Ibope commissioned  by CNI indicated

    Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro has only a six-point lead over surging Workers Party candidate Fernando Haddad, and would lose a second-round runoff against him next month, a new opinion poll showed on Wednesday. However both leading candidates lost one percentage point over last week's poll and only Ciro Gomes climbed from 11% to 12%

  • Monday, September 17th 2018 - 09:13 UTC

    Bolsonaro sends message from hospital bed and accuses rival PT of willing to win through fraud

    Bolsonaro alleged PT was willing to win through fraud, attacking the Workers Party and casting doubt on the country's electronic voting system.

    Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro attacked the rival Workers Party (PT) and raised the prospect of voter fraud in an address on Sunday from his hospital bed in Sao Paulo, where he is recovering from an assassination attempt.