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38th President of Brazil

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Jair Bolsonaro: 38th President of Brazil
Jair Messias Bolsonaro is a Brazilian politician and retired military officer who has been the 38th president of Brazil since 1 January 2019. He served in the country's Chamber of Deputies, representing the state of Rio de Janeiro, between 1991 and 2018. He is currently a member of the conservative Social Liberal Party.

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Brazil and China hail strong ties, sources cite port deal

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Chinese President Xi Jinping praised their countries' strong bilateral relations at a meeting on Wednesday, as sources said a Chinese state firm was prepared to..
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PM Modi meets Brazilian President Bolsonaro, holds bilateral talks

Modi, who is in Brazil for the 11th BRICS Summit which will focus on building mechanisms for counter-terrorism cooperation and strengthen India's ties with the world's five major economies, met..
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Guaido backers access Venezuela embassy in Brasilia [Video]Guaido backers access Venezuela embassy in Brasilia

Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido took over the country's embassy in Brasilia on Wednesday, leading to a standoff with backers of leftist President Nicolas Maduro, that could..

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'I am back': Fresh from prison, Lula greets supporters [Video]'I am back': Fresh from prison, Lula greets supporters

Supporters cheer former Brazilian president, who vows to take on conservative leader Bolsonaro at next elections.

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Bolsonaro-backed highway targets heart of Amazon [Video]Bolsonaro-backed highway targets heart of Amazon

Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has vowed to repave an old military highway through the heart of the Amazon. Some scientists say the project could determine the future of the world's..

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Brazil's Bolsonaro at UN: Defiant about fires burning in Amazon [Video]Brazil's Bolsonaro at UN: Defiant about fires burning in Amazon

Despite global outrage, President Jair Bolsonaro says international media has exaggerated problem of Amazon fires.

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Brazil's Bolsonaro vows order after Guaido backers enter Venezuelan embassy

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said his government was working to avoid violence after supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido gained access to the country's embassy in Brasilia on..
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Bolsonaro and Xi cheer strong and growing Brazil-China relations

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday remarked on what they called strong and growing bilateral relations between their countries in a brief public ceremony..
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Brazil says Bolsonaro unaware of planned 'invasion' of Venezuela embassy

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was not aware of plans by supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido for an "invasion" of the country's embassy in Brasilia, security advisors to..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro to quit divided PSL party, found new one

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will quit his fractious right-wing Social Liberal Party (PSL) and start a new one by March 2020, PSL lawmakers Daniel Silveira and Bia Kicis said on Tuesday after..
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BRICS summit marks recovery of China-Brazil relations

Jair Bolsonaro's repeated bashing of China on the campaign trail last year left diplomats on both sides worried he might take a wrecking ball to one of the world's biggest trading partnerships.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro absent as Congress ratifies pension reform

Brazil's Congress officially ratified the government's landmark social security reform bill into law on Tuesday, in a ceremony notable for the absence of President Jair Bolsonaro.
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In Brazil, newly freed Lula sets up clash with Bolsonaro's right-wing

Brazil's former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday attacked right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro for impoverishing working Brazilians and vowed to unite the left to win the 2022 elections in a..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro swipes at newly released Lula

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Twitter took a first swipe at political rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday after the leftist former leader was released from prison, highlighting deep..
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Brazil unveils reform package to tackle huge fiscal deficit

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's government unveiled a bundle of wide-ranging reforms on Tuesday, aimed at cutting spending and reducing the size of the state to drive down its chronic fiscal..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro eyes cuts to public-sector wages

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he would push for a constitutional amendment to allow the government to cut public sector employee salaries, hours and benefits to help it comply with..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro delivers new economic proposals to Congress

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro and his Economy Minister Paulo Guedes on Tuesday went to Congress to deliver a wide-ranging bundle of proposed economic reforms to tackle a budget deficit, hoping to..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro pushes new reforms in skeptical Congress

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will try to build momentum for his government's market-friendly reforms on Tuesday, proposing new measures to tackle a budget deficit that are likely to be met with..
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Brazil to submit administrative reform bill to Congress next week

Brazilian House Speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Thursday that President Jair Bolsonaro has promised to submit next week a proposal for administrative reform aimed at reducing public spending.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro rejects link to murder case, threatens TV network's license

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday deplored a TV network's report linking him with a former police officer accused of assassinating a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman and threatened to..
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Bolsonaro threatens Brazil's Globo TV over 'villainous' report linking him to murder case

President Jair Bolsonaro threatened on Wednesday to cancel the license of Brazil's largest TV network, Globo, accusing it of "villainous journalism" after a report connecting him with a former police..
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Brazil justice minister calls for investigation into testimony linking Bolsonaro to murder case

Brazil's Justice Minister Sergio Moro said on Wednesday that he has asked the top public prosecutor to investigate a statement by a Rio de Janeiro doorman that links President Jair Bolsonaro to..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro threatens to cancel license of network linking his name to murder case

President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday he could cancel the license of Brazil's largest TV network Globo after it reported an allegation connecting him with a former police officer accused of the..
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Left's win in Argentina strains Brazil ties, deepens regional divide

The election of leftist Alberto Fernandez in Argentina, who Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has called a "red bandit," sets the stage for a run-in between South America's two biggest..
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Argentina-Brazil relations tense up with Peronist election victory

The election of Peronist Alberto Fernandez in Argentina, whom Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has called a "red bandit," sets the stage for a run-in between South America's two biggest..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro criticized over plans to attend Copa final

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, an admirer of Latin America's military dictatorships, courted controversy on Friday when he said he might go to next month's Copa Libertadores final in the Chilean..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro aims to patch up with Arab nations on Gulf trip

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro arrives in Abu Dhabi on Saturday for a tour of three Gulf states, hoping to turn the page on a diplomatic storm last year with Arab nations over a proposal to move..
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Brazil says it will no longer require visas from Indian citizens

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday the South American nation will drop its requirement that visiting Chinese and Indian tourists or businesspeople obtain visas. Bolsonaro, a far-right..
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Brazil president confirms Foster tapped for embassy in Washington

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed on Thursday the nomination of Nestor Foster to be ambassador in Washington after backtracking on appointing his son, lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro.
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Brazil's president sees Mercosur bloc at risk if opposition wins in Argentina

A possible victory of opposition candidate Alberto Fernández in Argentina's presidential election on Sunday could put the Mercosur trade bloc at risk, Brazil's right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro,..
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Brazil president urges recount of Bolivian vote after Morales claims win

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday called for a recount of the votes in the Bolivian election, in which leftist Evo Morales claims to have secured another term as president.
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Son of Brazil's president gives up bid for ambassador in Washington

Brazilian lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of President Jair Bolsonaro, said on Tuesday he will no longer pursue an appointment as the country's ambassador in Washington after his father said publicly..
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Brazil pension reform clears Congress, stocks hit new highs

Brazil's Senate on Tuesday approved a sweeping overhaul of the country's pension system to stabilize public finances and restore business confidence, setting up President Jair Bolsonaro to sign his..
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Brazil's PSL party seeks to suspend Bolsonaro's son

President Jair Bolsonaro's right-wing Social Liberal Party opened disciplinary proceedings against 19 of its lawmakers on Tuesday, including Bolsonaro's son Eduardo, in an ongoing battle for control of..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro reconsiders son's appointment as U.S. envoy

President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he would rather his son Eduardo stayed in Brazil to deal with a crisis in the government's right-wing Social Liberal Party (PSL) instead of becoming Brazil's..
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Brazil's Eduardo Bolsonaro takes over as PSL lower house whip

Lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, took over the leadership of the Social Liberal Party (PSL) in the lower house of Congress on Monday in a bruising struggle for..
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Brazil president's son Eduardo Bolsonaro confirmed at PSL lower house leader

Brazilian lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of President Jair Bolsonaro, has assumed the leadership of the Social Liberal Party in the lower house of Congress after a bruising struggle for control of the..
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Rift between Brazil's president and his party deepens in Congress

A push by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to make his son the leader of his party in the lower house of Congress was rejected on Thursday, deepening a rift with party leaders that could further..
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Brazil's government appoints economist Geraldo Melo as new land rights chief

The Brazilian government has appointed economist Geraldo Melo Filho as the new head of the agency responsible for rural land rights, replacing a general who was fired by President Jair Bolsonaro last..
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Brazil aims to forge more trade accords as Bolsonaro heads to Asia

Brazil aims to conclude free trade agreements between the South American free trade bloc Mercosur and Singapore and South Korea by next year, as it also eyes deals with several other Asian countries, a..
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Brazil graft probe targets head of Bolsonaro's PSL party: source

Brazilian police launched a corruption probe on Tuesday into the head of President Jair Bolsonaro's right-wing Social Liberal Party (PSL) Luciano Bivar, a police source told Reuters, adding to tensions..
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Brazil pension reform to clear Congress by October 22: senator

President Jair Bolsonaro's government is confident it will win final Congressional approval for its pension overhaul by Oct. 22 now that lawmakers have agreed on how to share surplus oil revenues, his..
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Poll shows Brazilian Catholics do not agree with Bolsonaro on Amazon

A majority of Brazilian Catholics believe global warming is a scientific fact and preservation of the Amazon rainforest is vital to reduce the effects of climate change, contrary to the view of..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro says beach oil slicks could be criminal or shipwreck

President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday that oil polluting the country's northeastern beaches was not produced or sold in Brazil and could be the result of criminal activity or a shipwreck, though its..
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Brazil senate approves pension reform in first-round vote after savings hit

Brazil's Senate on Wednesday approved a landmark pension reform bill in a first round of voting, in a relief for far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, although senators voted down an amendment in a move..
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Bolsonaro-backed highway targets heart of Brazil's Amazon

Deforestation in Brazil is the story of highways.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro to attend Japanese Emperor's enthronement ceremony

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he will attend the enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito scheduled for Oct. 22 as part of a tour of Asia and the Middle East.
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Brazil's Amazon chief Raoni calls on Bolsonaro to step down

Indigenous chief Raoni Metuktire, proposed for the Nobel Peace Prize, said on Wednesday his people would not leave the Amazon and called on Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro to step down, a day after the..
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U.N. Rights chief Bachelet says feels 'sorry' for Brazil under Bolsonaro

U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, who earlier this month came under personal attack from Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, says she feels sorry for Brazil, according to a Chilean media..
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Brazilian climate strikers take aim at Bolsonaro for Amazon fires

Thousands of Brazilians demanded action on climate change on Friday, taking aim in nationwide protests at President Jair Bolsonaro who they say is allowing fires to destroy the Amazon rainforest,..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro to leave hospital on Monday, rest at home

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is ready to leave hospital on Monday and continue his recovery at home after an operation to treat complications from a stab wound, a doctors' statement said.
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Brazil Supreme Court chief says money laundering unit overreached

The Brazilian body that monitors money laundering overreached by acting without judicial approval when it uncovered suspicious deposits in the account of the son of President Jair Bolsonaro, the head..
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