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Montevideo, May 28th 2023 - 06:21 UTC

Tag: Jair Bolsonaro

  • Sunday, May 7th 2023 - 13:27 UTC

    Lula insists Brazilians need to get vaccinated against Covid-19

    “The Federal Government will promote health, science, and research in our country. It will act to preserve lives,” Lula stressed from London.

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva highlighted during the weekend the end of the Covid-19 international emergency. The South American country was the second with the most deaths recorded from the malady. Lula blamed his predecessor Jair Bolsonaro's denialism for that fact.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 10:38 UTC

    Brazil's Supreme Court lifts secrecy on Bolsonaro's alleged vaccination card fraud

    “President Bolsonaro will be available to the competent authorities, as he always has been, as soon as the defense has access to the records,” said Wajngarten

    Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexander De Moraes lifted the seal of secrecy from the probe into former President Jair Bolsonaro's alleged use of a fake vaccination card to enter the United States, Agencia Brasil reported. In the case, Colonel Mauro Barbosa Cid, a former aide of Bolsonaro's, has been placed under arrest.

  • Thursday, May 4th 2023 - 10:12 UTC

    Police raid Bolsonaro's home in Covid-19 vax card probe

    “I did not take the vaccine and that's the end of it,” Bolsonaro told reporters

    Brazilian Federal Police Wednesday morning raided Jair Bolsonaro's home in Brasilia and seized the former President's mobile phone and other evidence in a probe into allegations that the retired Army captain had falsified his Covid-19 vaccination certificate to enter the United States, which he denied.

  • Friday, April 28th 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    Brazil's Security Cabinet sacks military personnel involved in Jan. 8 riots

    Cappelli said he was following President Lula's instructions

    Brazilian authorities have sacked 28 military personnel and one civilian for their conduct during the Jan. 8 uprising in Brasilia, Acting Institutional Security Cabinet (GSI) Minister Ricardo Cappelli announced Thursday in a statement.

  • Thursday, April 27th 2023 - 10:44 UTC

    Bolsonaro insists he was not behind Jan. 8 riots

    Bolsonaro had said that Lula had not been elected by the people but by the courts of justice

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro denied being behind the Jan. 8 riots in Brasilia whereby some of his followers were trying to lure the Armed Forces into staging a coup d'état against President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

  • Saturday, April 22nd 2023 - 10:49 UTC

    Why was Lula not quite welcome in Lisbon?

    Brazil's President landed in Portugal on an official visit seeking to reverse the isolation from the Bolsonar years

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Friday landed in Lisbon for the first stop of his European tour seeking to overcome the isolation the South American country sank into under Jair Bolsonaro. However, it was not all cheers and smiles following his remarks regarding Ukraine and Russia, whom he both blamed for starting the current war.

  • Saturday, April 15th 2023 - 08:33 UTC

    Brazil: Bolsonaro's disenfranchisement requested

    Bolsonaro is believed to have committed “abuse of power” when he summoned the foreign diplomatic corps to warn them of an alleged glitch with the electronic ballot boxes

    Brazil's Electoral Public Prosecutor's Office requested the disenfranchisement of former President Jair Bolsonaro, it was reported. The former head of state has been charged with “abuse of power” for casting doubts about the legitimacy of the electoral system and the electronic ballot boxes in use since 1996.

  • Sunday, April 2nd 2023 - 10:49 UTC

    Bolsonaro given 2 days to reply to TSE, faces disenfranchisement

    Bolsonaro is under investigation for speaking evil of Brazil's electronic ballot box without supporting evidence

    Superior Electoral Court (TSE) Justice Benedito Gonçalves gave former President Jair Bolsonaro two working days to submit his closing arguments in a case that may render him ineligible for public office, Agencia Brasil reported Saturday.

  • Friday, March 31st 2023 - 08:18 UTC

    Bolsonaro returns to Brazil despite being under investigation

    Bolsonaro plans to regroup Brazil's rightwing forces against Lula

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro landed in Brasilia on a Gol Airlines flight from Orlando at 6.37 am local time Thursday after having left the country while he was still head of state in late December to skip Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva's inauguration.

  • Tuesday, March 28th 2023 - 15:41 UTC

    Jair Bolsonaro: “it never crossed our mind” to stage a coup d'état

    Bolsonaro had announced over the weekend that he would return to Brazil on Thursday

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stated that he “never” considered staging a coup. The former president is currently being investigated by the Brazilian Supreme Court for “inciting” his followers to violently invade the headquarters of the three branches of government on January 8th.