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AP Explains: Brazil's environmental changes under Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has canceled a United Nations climate change workshop to be held in the city of Salvador in August, reaffirming its lack of interest in participating in international efforts to fight global warming. The far-right Bolsonaro has made clear he intends to make major changes to Brazil's environmental policy, including opening the globally vital Amazon rainforest to development and agribusiness. His environment ministe...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Ap, United Nations, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Salvador, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro


Brazil’s New Gov’t Redirects Culture Funding Away From Rio And São Paulo — Sharing The Wealth? Or Punishing Bolsonaro’s Enemies?

The maximum amount granted for a project has been slashed from $15 million to $250,000, which is a blow to the largest arts projects in the two metropolises, and the government says explicitly that it wants to spread funding to underrecognized artists and underserved regions of Brazil. (Some 90% of federal arts funding has been going to São Paul and Rio.) On the other hand, the arts communities of those two cities campaigned furiously against the election of President Bolsonaro, and many wonder...
Tags: Art, Brazil, Issues, SJ, Bolsonaro, 05.05.19, Rio And São Paulo, São Paul


Brazil: Reform Of The Social Security System - Veirano e Advogados Associados

President Bolsonaro has proposed a legislative bill to the Brazilian Congress to reform the social security system (the ‘INSS').
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Brazil's Bolsonaro dismisses 'imbecile' students as he faces biggest protests yet

President calls students protesting against education cuts ‘useful idiots’ who are being steered by a minorityTens of thousands of demonstrators have protested in cities across Brazil against education spending freezes in the biggest rallies to date against the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, who called marchers “useful idiots and imbeciles”.Brazil’s National Student Union called for protests on Wednesday against what it called spending cuts, after the education ministry said it was free...
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Brazil: Legislative Proposal Sparks New Controversy Over Union Fees - Veirano e Advogados Associados

Provisional Measure MP 873/2019, published by President Bolsonaro on 1 March 2019, establishes new conditions for the collection of union dues
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Murder Rates Drop in Bolsonaro’s Brazil: More Guns, Less Crime

Murder Rates Drop in Bolsonaro's Brazil: More Guns, Less Crime Rio De Janeiro, Brazil -(Ammoland.com)- During the first two months of President Bolsonaro's term, the Brazilian murder rate fell by 25%.  From riotimesonline.com: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The murder rates in Brazil for January and February this year were 25 percent lower compared to the same period last year, according to G1’s national homicide index. The index is based on official data from the 26 states and the Federal District...
Tags: Guns, America, Department Of Defense, Arizona, Brazil, Gun Laws, Orlando Florida, JOHN LOTT, Kennesaw Georgia, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team, Army Research Development Testing, Gary Kleck, Jair Bolsonaro


Save the Amazon From Bolsonaro

The future of the rain forest depends on an economy that revolves around its conservation.
Tags: News, Brazil, Immigration and Emigration, Amazon River Basin, Bolsonaro, Jair (1955-, Amazon From Bolsonaro


The worrying ideology that helps Trump’s new friendship with Brazil

As the conflict develops in Venezuela between the US-backed Juan Guaidó and the incumbent government of Nicolás Maduro, one staunch supporter of the United States position is Brazil. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has also expressed support for Trump’s wall project, and for moving embassies to Jerusalem. This new friendship between the United States and Brazil is one of the few foreign-policy achievements of the Trump administration, which has generally seemed better at losing old friends tha...
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President Bolsonaro of Brazil eases Restrictions on Ammunition sales, Gun Imports

President Bolsonaro of Brazil U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- On 7 May, 2019, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro issued a decree further reforming Brazil's extremely strict laws on gun ownership and carry. Keeping his campaign promises, President Bolsonaro signed an initial decree only two weeks into his presidency, in January of this year. The decree signed on 7 May makes it a little easier for Brazilians, who wish to use their guns to defend themselves, to train and to do so.  From lfpress.com: “Pu...
Tags: Guns, Department Of Defense, United States, Arizona, Brazil, Gun Laws, JOHN LOTT, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team, Army Research Development Testing, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Armed Forces Veterans


Brazilian Grand Prix to be in Rio de Janeiro from 2020, says President Bolsonaro

The Brazilian Grand Prix will be held at a new track in Rio de Janeiro next year, the country's president says.
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'Exterminator of the future': Brazil's Bolsonaro denounced for environmental assault

Activist and politician Marina Silva warns Brazil’s rainforest protections being destroyed but vows ‘we can’t let that happen’Jair Bolsonaro is transforming Brazil into an “exterminator of the future”, the activist and politician Marina Silva has warned, as she and seven other former environment ministers denounced the far-right president’s assault on rainforest protections.The eight former ministers – who served governments across the political spectrum over nearly 30 years – warned on Wednesda...
Tags: Environment, Americas, World news, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Marina Silva, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro


Brazil gunmaker Taurus' shares soar as Bolsonaro eases gun laws

Shares in Brazilian gunmaker Taurus Armas SA surged on Wednesday, the day after President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree to ease restrictions on gun imports and increase the amount of ammunition a person can buy.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Taurus Armas SA


Brazil's Bolsonaro signs executive order easing gun rules

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has signed an executive order relaxing gun rules in the country, making it easier to import guns and increasing the amount of ammunition a person can buy in a year.
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Brazil gunmaker Taurus' shares erupt as Bolsonaro eases gun laws

Shares in Brazilian gunmaker Taurus Armas SA surged on Wednesday, the day after far-right President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree to ease restrictions on gun imports and increase the amount of ammunition a person can buy.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Taurus Armas SA


Rio governor's video with police snipers called out as a show-off

Bolsonaro ally Wilson Witzel was onboard police helicopter when he tweeted the videoRio de Janeiro’s new governor, Wilson Witzel, is facing criticism after tweeting a video from a helicopter while observing a police operation in which shots were reportedly fired by the forces.According to one local councillor, police snipers were onboard the helicopter during the mission over drug-gang controlled areas in the seaside town of Angra dos Reis, around 200km from Rio. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Angra, Reis, Rio Continue, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Wilson Witzel, de Janeiro


Rio governor called a show-off after video with police snipers

Bolsonaro ally Wilson Witzel was onboard police helicopter when he tweeted the videoRio de Janeiro’s new governor, Wilson Witzel, is facing criticism after tweeting a video from a helicopter while observing a police operation in which shots were reportedly fired by the forces.According to one local councillor, police snipers were onboard the helicopter during the mission over drug-gang controlled areas in the seaside town of Angra dos Reis, around 200km from Rio. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Rio, Angra, Reis, Rio Continue, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Wilson Witzel, de Janeiro


Rio governor branded a show-off after tweeting video during police operation

Bolsonaro ally Wilson Witzel was onboard police helicopter when he tweeted the videoRio de Janeiro’s new governor, Wilson Witzel, is facing criticism after tweeting a video from a helicopter while observing a police operation in which shots were reportedly fired by the forces.According to one local councillor, police snipers were onboard the helicopter during the mission over drug-gang controlled areas in the seaside town of Angra dos Reis, around 200km from Rio. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Rio, Angra, Reis, Rio Continue, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Wilson Witzel, de Janeiro


Brazil's Bolsonaro cancels New York trip, blaming protests and criticism from de Blasio

Brazil's President has canceled a trip this month to New York, backing down in the face of outrage in the city over his populist policies and his homophobic, racist and misogynistic remarks.
Tags: New York, Cnn, Brazil, Bolsonaro


Baptism of fire: my first, turbulent year as the Guardian's Latin America correspondent

Tom Phillips takes a moment away to reflect on the deepening strife for residents of Bolsonaro’s Brazil, Amlo’s Mexico, and a Venezuela now claimed by two menIt’s a balmy Caribbean evening and after a punishing day covering Venezuela’s crisis I’m decompressing on my hotel balcony above what was once one of Latin America’s great cities.Below, a sequined canopy of amber lights flows north towards the mountains that separate Caracas from the sea – a deceptive picture of nocturnal tranquillity in th...
Tags: Mexico, Americas, World news, Brazil, Guardian, Venezuela, Membership, Nicolás Maduro, Latin America, Caribbean, Caracas, Tom Phillips, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Brazil Amlo 's Mexico


Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro abruptly cancels US visit after protests

Climbdown by far right leader, who was due to receive prestigious award, called ‘a very big embarrassment’Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has abruptly cancelled a US trip to receive a prestigious award following a storm of protest over his history of homophobic, racist and misogynist remarks and plans to erode environmental protections in the Amazon.The cancellation, announced suddenly on Friday, came after the original venue ditched the event, the mayor of New York City attacked h...
Tags: New York, New York City, Americas, US, World news, US news, Brazil, Bill De Blasio, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro


Brazil's President Bolsonaro cancels trip to New York

Jair Bolsonaro won't go to the US this month, after protests over plans to honour him at a gala dinner.
Tags: New York, News, US, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro


Bolsonaro to Skip New York Gala Amid Swelling Controversy

Chamber of Commerce award dinners tend to be low-key affairs. But the Brazilian-American chamber’s decision to honor Brazil’s new leader set off outrage.
Tags: News, Awards, Brazil, American Museum of Natural History, Bill, De Blasio, Politics And Government, Decorations and Honors, Bolsonaro, Jair (1955-, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Brazilian-Americans, Skip New York Gala Amid Swelling Controversy


Brazil’s Bolsonaro cancels New York trip amid backlash

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro canceled a trip to New York Friday after several companies pulled out of an event where he was to be honored. In April, the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce named Bolsonaro 2019 Person of the Year, inviting him to take part in a gala dinner in New […]
Tags: New York, News, Ap, Nation, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, American Chamber of Commerce, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro


Bolsonaro cancels New York trip amid backlash

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is canceling a trip to New York after several companies pulled out of an event where he was to be honored. Government spokesman Otavio Rego Barros said Friday the far right president had canceled the trip “in the face of the resistance and deliberate attacks by […]
Tags: New York, News, Ap, Nation, Rio De Janeiro, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Otavio Rego Barros


Call for students to film 'biased' teachers brings Brazil's culture wars to classroom

President Bolsonaro has accused schoolteachers of indoctrination but educators say his aim is to stifle critical thinkingJair Bolsonaro has encouraged school students to film teachers during class if they suspect them of pushing leftist ideas, reigniting a battle in one of the most contested arenas of Brazil’s raging culture wars.“Teachers need to teach and not indoctrinate,” Bolsonaro tweeted this week as he shared a video shot in class by a student who accused her teacher of criticizing the fa...
Tags: Americas, World news, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro


Brazil’s Bolsonaro wants police in schools, discipline code

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — When students at Ceilandia state school No. 7 in Brazil’s capital came back from their break in February, they were met by two dozen uniformed police officers in a place they barely recognized anymore. Guns in their holsters, the officers ordered students to form rows in the schoolyard. The students were […]
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Venezuela: US doing everything short of ‘the ultimate’, says Trump as protests continue

US president hints at ‘pretty tough’ options as Juan Guaidó calls on supporters to intensify ‘peaceful rebellion’ Opposition leader Juan Guaidó flashes a thumbs up at supporters during a rally in Caracas on Wednesday. Photograph: Martín Mejía/APThe United States is doing everything short of “the ultimate” to resolve Venezuela’s crisis, Donald Trump has vowed, after clashes between protesters and security forces broke out in Caracas following a dramatic but so far fruitless bid to force Nicolás M...
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Brazil president says Venezuela´s Guaido has not been defeated

Brasília (AFP) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido was not defeated in his attempt to overthrow the leftist regime of Nicolas Maduro, saying a "crack" has been opened that could bring down the government. "This is by no means a defeat ... I recognize the patriotic and democratic spirit of Juan Guaido in his struggle for the freedom of his country," Bolsonaro told reporters after a special meeting at the defense ministry to discuss the Ven...
Tags: News, Brazil, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, BRASILIA, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Juan Guaido, Guaido


Maduro vows retaliation for coup attempt as he denies attempts to flee to Cuba

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro declared victory over Tuesday's attempted uprising, vowing retaliation against those who plotted a "coup" to remove him from office. "This will not go unpunished," Mr Maduro said in his first address, broadcast on television and the radio, since the pre-dawn attempt to remove him by a group of soldiers led by opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaido. Mr Maduro also used his speech to deny claims by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that he...
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Venezuela latest: Juan Guaido calls for final phase of #OperationLiberty after violent clashes in bid to oust Maduro

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Tuesday evening that President Nicolas Maduro did not have the support of the armed forces, and called on members of the military to "keep advancing" in efforts to oust the socialist leader. The message, posted to Mr Guaido's social media accounts, came after a day of violent protests in the country’s capital after the leader appeared with military members committed to his cause. He called on supporters to take to the streets again on Wednesda...
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