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Montevideo, July 21st 2019 - 11:05 UTC

Tag: Damares Alves

  • Tuesday, July 9th 2019 - 09:16 UTC

    Bolsonaro involved in child labor controversy: “I've been working since I was eight-year-old”

    “I worked from the age of eight planting corn, picking bananas... while studying at the same time. ”This is not demagoguery, it is the truth.”

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, no stranger to controversy, sparked strong reaction by repeatedly defending the practice of child labor. “I've been working since I was eight years old... and today I am what I am,” the far-right leader said during his weekly live forum on Facebook.

  • Monday, December 17th 2018 - 08:43 UTC

    Gay couples marry before Bolsonaro takes office on January first

    Dozens of people exchanged vows during a collective ceremony held at Casa1, an NGO that provides support to disadvantaged LGBT youth.

    About forty gay couples got married in downtown Sao Paulo on Saturday, tying the knot partly out of fear that the new administration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro could restrict same-sex marriage. Although his campaign did not express views against gay marriage, Bolsonaro's record of homophobic comments has caused alarm.

  • Saturday, December 8th 2018 - 09:34 UTC

    Bolsonaro names evangelical pastor to head a new Women, Family ministry

    Damares Alves, a lawyer, preacher and congressional aide, is a staunch opponent of legalizing abortion

    Brazil's right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro named a pro-life evangelical pastor to head a new ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights that will also take over the agency looking after the country's 850,000 indigenous people. Damares Alves, a lawyer, preacher and congressional aide, is a staunch opponent of legalizing abortion, which is allowed only in cases of rape, anencephaly or when the mother's life is in danger.

  • Tuesday, December 4th 2018 - 06:03 UTC

    Transition official confirms Brazil will split Labour Ministry in three

    Onyx Lorenzoni confirmed Brazil's new policy regarding the Labour Ministry under Bolsonaro.

    The current competences of Brazil's Labour Ministry will be spread into three other ministries when President-elect Jair Bolsonaro takes office next year, Onyx Lorenzoni announced Monday in a radio interview. Lorenzoni is the current minister of transition and will head the Civil House under Bolsonaro.