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.
Brazil's President Jail Bolsonaro railed against the country's lockdown on Sunday in a speech to thousands of anti-confinement demonstrators as the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections passed 100,000, with more than 7,000 deaths.
Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday again attended a public rally and attacked lockdown measures meant to fight the coronavirus, as supporters of the right-wing leader joined political motorcades around the country.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro again took to the streets of Brasilia, drawing crowds and greeting followers in his latest public pushback against social isolation measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
An actress known for decades of work in soap operas said on Wednesday she has agreed to become Brazil's secretary for culture. Regina Duarte, 72, made the announcement to reporters as she left the presidential palace.
The knife used to stab Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during his 2018 election campaign is to be put on display at a police museum due to its historical value, a court ruled.
Brazil’s government on Tuesday slightly raised its 2019 economic growth forecast and said the worst for the economy is probably behind it but showed no sign it is willing to ease up on its commitment to austerity and strict fiscal discipline.
Brazil’s Vice President Hamilton Mourao said on Monday that Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Brazil in November, as the two nations seek to strengthen political and economic ties at a time of global trade tensions.
Vice President Hamilton Mourão will be Brazil's acting president through Thursday while president Jair Bolsonaro recovers from abdominal surgery resulting from his stabbing at a political rally last year, his spokesman said on Sunday.
A new trade facilitation program will support Brazilian businesses to export, which will help boost trade with countries including the UK. The £20 million program will work with existing export promotion and trade facilitation programs across Brazil to help bring businesses of all sizes to international markets.