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Tag: Jair Bolsonaro

  • Thursday, November 23rd 2023 - 13:54 UTC

    Brazil and Argentina not so confrontational after all, Itamaraty/O'Globo report

    Milei’s VP, Victoria Villarruel, and economist Diana Mondino, and likely chancellor, have been making discreet contacts with the Brazilian embassy in Buenos Aires

    The show must continue, and despite all the theatrics, relations between the incoming government of Argentina's libertarian president Javier Milei and Brazil, (together with China), the leading trade partners, bilateral relations are less confrontational and more fluid than can be expected, so points out an analysis of the situation by O-Globo the leading media consortium from the state of Rio do Janeiro and with good political contacts in Itamaraty.

  • Tuesday, November 21st 2023 - 10:03 UTC

    Bolsonaro attending Milei's inauguration, not a word from Lula

    “It would be a great honor for me,” Milei told Bolsonaro

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Monday confirmed he would be attending Javier Milei's inauguration as President of Argentina in Buenos Aires on Dec. 10. The retired Army captain told Milei so during the telephone conversation when the Brazilian rightwing leader congratulated the Libertarian candidate on his win at Sunday's runoff.

  • Friday, November 10th 2023 - 10:34 UTC

    Brazil’s ruling party criticizes Bolsonaro's meeting with Israeli ambassador

    Hoffman said Ambassador Daniel Zohar Zonshine (photo) was meddling in Brazil’s domestic affairs

    Israel’s Ambassador to Brazil Daniel Zohar Zonshine has been accused of meddling in local politics following his meeting with former President Jair Bolsonaro to watch a video of the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks, it was reported.

  • Thursday, November 9th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    Brazil: Appointment of official with previous office under Bolsonaro sparks controversy

    Fufuca said Medeiros’ background is purely technical

    Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva appointed Antonio Paulo Vogel de Medeiros as Deputy Sports Minister, it was reported Tuesday. The news became relevant since Medeiros worked as the executive secretary (second-in-command) at the Education Ministry under former President Jair Bolsonaro and even served as acting Minister between 2019 and 2020 following the departure of staunch Bolsonarist Abraham Wintraub.

  • Wednesday, November 8th 2023 - 12:44 UTC

    Brazil: poll shows 57% agree Bolsonaro should be indicted due to Congress attack

    In addition to Bolsonaro, Anderson Torres, and Generals Walter Braga Netto and Augusto Heleno are among those indicted for the Jan. 8 events

    A nationwide survey carried out between Oct. 20 and 23 showed 57% of Brazilians believed that the indictment of former President Jair Bolsonaro was the correct decision by the Joint Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPMI) delving into the case of the Jan. 8 riots in Brasilia where the headquarters of ll three branches of government were attacked.

  • Thursday, November 2nd 2023 - 09:08 UTC

    Bolsonaro and Braga Netto guilty of politically using Independence Day celebrations

    Bolsonaro's defense team had argued that the former president did not use the Sept. 7 celebrations for his candidacy

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his running mate in the 2022 elections General Walter Braga Neto were found guilty Tuesday by the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) of using the Sept. 7 Independence Day celebrations for political gain, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Friday, October 20th 2023 - 09:09 UTC

    Brazil: Bolsonaro fined for abusing reporters verbally

    The journalists' union recorded 175 attacks by Bolsonaro against the press in 2020 alone

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was sentenced Thursday by a Sao Paulo court to pay journalists R$ 50,000 (US$ 9,900) for collective moral damages which will go to the State Fund for the Defense of Diffuse Rights.

  • Thursday, October 19th 2023 - 10:34 UTC

    Parliamentary commission votes to prosecute Bolsonaro

    Democracy has been attacked and the masses have been manipulated with hate speech, argued Senator Eliziane Gama

    A Brazilian Joint Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPMI) investigating the Jan. 8 riots in Brasilia approved Wednesday, with 20 votes in favor and one abstention, a motion by case rapporteur Senator Eliziane Gama (PSD-MA) to indict former President Jair Bolsonaro and 60 other people, including five former ministers and eight generals, for attempting a coup d'état during the invasion of the headquarters of the three branches of government, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Wednesday, October 18th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    TSE dismisses cases against Bolsonaro

    Tuesday's rulings did not alter Bolsonaro's 8-year disenfranchisement

    Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE) Tuesday dismissed three election abuse cases against former President Jair Bolsonaro, Agencia Brasil reported. In June, the former head of state was disenfranchised for eight years.

  • Wednesday, October 11th 2023 - 08:21 UTC

    TSE trial of Bolsonaro adjourned

    If convicted, Bolsonaro could become ineligible for eight years for the second time

    Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE) Tuesday adjourned the trial of former President Jair Bolsonaro, who is believed to have abused his political power ahead of last year's elections which he eventually lost to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Agencia Brasil reported.