In his first six turbulent months as president, Brazil's Jair Messias Bolsonaro has squandered much political capital and proved even more of a disappointment than expected. Only 32% of Brazilians are satisfied with his work, according to a poll published on Thursday. And that number is predicted to drop.
More than half of Brazilians say they lack confidence in President Jair Bolsonaro, whose support has steadily eroded since winning a commanding victory in October’s election, according to an opinion poll released on Thursday.
Following on a court order, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro issued a retraction note to opposition Congresswoman Maria do Rosário (PT-RS) because of his statements about rape. During a discussion in 2003, when Bolsonaro was still congressman, he said that Mary of the Rosary did not deserve to be raped because she was too ugly.
Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in cities across Brazil on Wednesday to rally against education spending freezes in the biggest demonstrations yet against President air Bolsonaro, who called marchers “useful idiots and imbeciles.”
President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday accused Brazilian prosecutors and the media of targeting his son in a corruption probe as an attempt to damage his administration, challenging critics to ”come at me.''
A Brazilian court ordered former president Michel Temer's release from jail with conditions on Tuesday, less than a week after he was detained for a second time in a case related to a corruption scandal that has ensnared several high-profile South American politicians.
A Brazilian court will allow investigators to examine the banking records of President Jair Bolsonaro's senator son and his former driver in a money-laundering investigation.
Former Brazilian President Michel Temer has been transferred to a new police station in Sao Paulo for detention while he is investigated in several corruption cases. Temer was moved to the shock police command on Monday, days after he was ordered back to jail during the investigation.
Brazil's legendary indigenous chief Raoni arrived in Paris on Sunday for the start of a three-week tour across Europe where he will meet heads of state, celebrities and the Pope to highlight growing threats to the Amazon.