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Bolsonaro: ‘Media is lying’ about Amazon devastation

Bolsonaro says sensational reporting 'aroused our patriotic sentiments'.

Brazil’s president to skip Amazon summit on doctor’s orders

Brazil is considering sending a substitute or even asking that the meeting be postponed.

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro to undergo surgery for fourth time

The surgery is to fix an incisional hernia, a result from previous procedures performed after Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed during his 2018 presidential campaign.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro fuels spat with Europe as Amazon fires soar

Jair Bolsonaro has accused France and Germany of 'buying' Brazil's sovereignty after the G7 group of nations offered US$20 million in Amazon fire aid.

US ready to fight Amazon fires in cooperation with Brazil

On Monday, the countries of the G7 pledged US$20 million (€18 million) to tackle blazes engulfing parts of the world's largest rainforest .

Brazilians support Bolsonaro after Macron’s ‘offence’, says foreign minister

Jair Bolsonaro waded into a particularly nasty spat with Macron, who led criticisms of Brazil's environmental practices at the recent Group of Seven wealthy nations summit.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro open to G7 aid if Macron ‘withdraws insults’

To talk or accept anything from France, with the best possible intentions, he (Macron) must withdraw the insults he made against me, says Bolsonaro

Macron slams Bolsonaro after insults about wife

Emmanuel Macron says Jair Bolsonaro’s rude comments about his wife is sad for the Brazilian and his citizens.

Brazil warplanes dump water on Amazon to fight fires

President Jair Bolsonaro authorised military operations in seven states to combat raging fires in the Amazon.

Brazilian states want military help as Amazon fires rage

Six states requests for military help to combat the Amazon’s forest fires while 44,000 troops are already stationed across the country.

Hundreds of new fires in Brazil as Amazon outrage grows

The fires in the world's largest rainforest have triggered a global outcry and are dominating the G7 meeting in Biarritz in southern France.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro authorises army to help fight Amazon fires

Criticism from the international arena over Brazil's poor handling of the Amazon fires prompts President Bolsonaro to deploy armed forces to combat raging fires.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro tells world not to interfere as Amazon burns

President Jair Bolsonaro responds angrily to world interference on forest fires raging Brazil's Amazon believed to be illegal acts perpetrated by Brazilian farmers.

Venezuelans fleeing to Brazil in record numbers amid political turmoil

Some 850 Venezuelans cross the boarder to Brazil on Tuesday by foot, the government said, compared with the usual range of between 250 and 300.

The apprentice meets the master as Bolsonaro visits Trump

President Bolsonaro has embraced Trump enthusiastically, and his son Eduardo recently addressed a Trump rally in Florida, urging the crowd to “build that wall.”

Rio’s carnival set for last night of partying and political protest

Despite budget cuts, Rio de Janeiro's samba schools continue to perform wholeheartedly to help fellow Brazilians forget their woes through festive cheer.

Samba schools ready to roll for giant Rio Carnival

Brazil's elite samba schools continue to celebrate Carnival despite conservative President Bolsonaro's disapproval.

Brazil president sacks close aide amid political scandal

The allegations of improper campaign financing are the latest scandal to hit Bolsonaro's party.

Gay Brazilian lawmaker leaves job, country over death threats

President Jair Bolsonaro enjoys strong support from ultra-conservative Christians.

Bolsonaro: Brazil open to hosting US military base

The newly elected president has quickly deepened ties with the US and Israel.

Bolsonaro grants sweeping powers over NGOs in Brazil

The temporary decree will expire unless it is ratified within 120 days by Congress.

Far-right Bolsonaro sworn in as Brazil’s new president

The 63-year-old former paratrooper takes power with sky-high approval ratings and high hopes from many of Brazil's 210 million inhabitants.

The challenges facing Bolsonaro as he takes power in Brazil

Brazil is a commodity-exporting powerhouse but it's still limping out of a record-breaking recession that eradicated many gains from the stellar period of prosperity it enjoyed just a decade ago.

China offers congratulations to new Brazil president

In the run-up to the election, Bolsonaro had portrayed China, its largest trading partner, as a predator looking to dominate key sectors of its economy.