Jair Bolsonaro

No longer behind bars, Brazil’s ex-president says the left can win back the country in 2022.

He also called for solidarity with fellow South American countries and lambasted U.S. President Donald Trump, saying his border wall plan is unacceptable and aimed at keeping out poor people.

Rightwing columnist smacks journalist Glenn Greenwald on Brazil radio show.

Greenwald has faced backlash from far-right after series of articles damaging to Jair Bolsonaro’s governmentBrazil’s bitterly divided politics reached a new low on Thursday, when a rightwing columnist smacked the US journalist Glenn Greenwald in t...

Lobo, guardian of the Amazon rainforest, killed by illegal loggers in Brazil.

Paul Paulino Guajajara, also known as Lobo, was ambushed by loggers who wanted to destroy his forest home, Indigenous leaders said.

Brazilian 'forest guardian' killed by illegal loggers in ambush.

Paulo Paulino Guajajara was killed by armed loggers in the Araribóia region in MaranhãoA Brazilian indigenous land defender has been killed in an ambush by illegal loggers in an Amazon frontier region.According to a statement by the Brazilian Indi...

Brazilian president's son suggests using dictatorship-era tactics on leftist foes.

Eduardo Bolsonaro’s incendiary remarks prompted many across the political spectrum to condemn himVoices from across Brazil’s political spectrum have condemned the son of the far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, after he suggested hardline dictator...

Bolsonaro attacks 'putrid' media over Marielle Franco murder revelations.

Brazilian president seethes after investigation revealed suspects met at his compound before leftist politician’s murderBrazil’s far-right president has launched a seething pre-dawn assault on the “putrid” and “immoral” media after a report by the...

Amazon rainforest 'close to irreversible tipping point'.

Forecast suggests rainforest could stop producing enough rain to sustain itself by 2021Soaring deforestation coupled with the destructive policies of Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, could push the Amazon rainforest dangerously to an ...

Oil slicks on beaches could be criminal or from shipwreck: Brazil president.

Bolsonaro told reporters that the crude oil "does not seem to come from an off-shore platform" and suggested it was from another country.

Brazil’s uncontacted tribes face 'genocide' under Bolsonaro, experts warn.

Letter says groups are in danger amid Jair Bolsonaro’s efforts to overturn existing policies to protect indigenous peopleBrazil’s last uncontacted tribes face “genocide” thanks to Jair Bolsonaro’s efforts to overturn existing policies to protect t...

Jair Bolsonaro pictured with second accused in Marielle Franco murder case.

Photos of Brazil’s president with a suspect in the killing of a Rio councillor have emerged – seven months after a similar incidentBrazilian opposition figures and human rights observers are seething after a photo emerged of the country’s far-righ...

Jair Bolsonaro says 'deceitful' media hyping Amazon wildfires.

In a combative UN address Bolsonaro denied – contrary to the evidence – that the world’s largest rainforest was being devastatedBrazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has launched a cantankerous and conspiratorial defense of his environment...

Bolsonaro says world concern for Amazon rainforest sensationalized by ‘lying’ media.

In a speech to the UN, Bolsonaro said any foreign aid to help protect the rainforest must fully respect Brazilian sovereignty.

Trump, Bolsonaro and Johnson to open UN general assembly - live news.

Brazil’s president will speak this morning before Donald Trump, as world leaders gather for the UN’s general debate in New York 2.13pm BST UN secretary general António Guterres opens the general assembly by emphasizing the UN charter’s message to ...

World leaders to talk climate change, regional conflicts at UN General Assembly.

The United Nations, designed to promote a multilateral world, has struggled in the face of increasing unilateralism by the United States and other nations that favor going it alone over the brand of collaboration that the global body advocates.

Brazilian indigenous leaders denounce Bolsonaro before UN speech.

Open letter decries ‘colonialist and ethnocidal policies’President expected to attack left and foreign critics in New YorkIndigenous leaders in Brazil have denounced Jair Bolsonaro’s “colonialist and ethnocidal” policies as the far-right populist ...

Brazilians blame Rio governor's shoot-to-kill policy for death of girl.

Hundreds protest over killing of Ágatha Félix, 8, shot in back by police bullet in favelaThe photo shows a smiling eight-year-old girl dressed as Wonder Woman, beaming through gap teeth and crossing her small clenched fists into an X. Shocked Braz...

Outcry as Bolsonaro's son says democracy will not bring fast change to Brazil.

Carlos Bolsonaro accused of ‘flirting with coup-mongering’President is an admirer of Brazil’s former military dictatorshipThe rumbustious son of Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has come under heavy fire from across the political spec...

Brazil report charts surge in racial abuse and violence against women.

A total of 66,041 incidents of sexual violence were reported in 2018 against the polarising backdrop of Jair Bolsonaro’s election victoryBrazil saw an alarming rise in racial abuse, sexual assault, femicide and violence against women and LGBT peop...

UN human rights chief ‘alarmed’ by detention of child migrants, climate change.

``We are burning up our future -- literally,'' Bachelet said. ``The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope. This is not a situation where any country, any institution, any policymaker can stand on the sidelines.''

Bolsonaro launches ‘Brazil week’ in bid to 'revamp' image over Amazon fires.

President urged citizens to hit the streets and show ‘the Amazon is ours’ amid sinking ratings and vilification over the AmazonBrazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has urged citizens to clad themselves in the country’s yellow and green co...

Amazon fires are 'true apocalypse', says Brazilian archbishop.

Erwin Kräutler says he expects next month’s papal synod to denounce destruction of rainforestThe fires in the Amazon are a “true apocalypse”, according to a Brazilian archbishop who expects next month’s papal synod at the Vatican to strongly denou...

Bolsonaro taunts UN rights chief over her family's torture by Pinochet regime.

Brazilian president said without the dictator ‘Chile would be a Cuba today’ after Michelle Bachelet criticized rising police killingsJair Bolsonaro has taunted Michelle Bachelet, the UN high commissioner for human rights, over the Chilean dictator...

Bolsonaro open to discussing Amazon fires at UN after refusing assistance.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he wants to discuss the Amazon fires that have drawn world attention at the next U.N. General Assembly in September.

Bolsonaro says fire ban in Brazil limited to Amazon region only.

Brazil's National Space Research Institute says fires have increased about 80% in Brazil this year when compared to the same period last year. A little over half those fires are in the Amazon.

Brazilian envoys in U.S. to discuss aid for raging Amazon fires

Bolsonaro said he had asked U.S. President Donald Trump for “help” and that Trump had said “he couldn’t make a decision without hearing from Brazil.”

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