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No New York venue wants to host an event honoring Brazil’s failing anti-gay president

And his popularity in Brazil is rapidly declining too. Here's why.
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Brazil announces financial package to avoid truckers’ strike

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced Tuesday a financial package aimed at staving off a potential truckers’ strike. Chief of Staff Onyx Lorenzoni said the Brazilian Development Bank will be providing $128 million in credit to truckers and that the Ministry of Infrastructure will spend $514 million on […]
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New York Museum Cancels Gala To Honor Far-Right Brazilian Leader

Jair Bolsonaro is outspoken about his desire to roll back environmental protections. Mayor Bill de Blasio applauded the American Museum of Natural History's move "on behalf of our city."(Image credit: Christina Horsten/picture alliance via Getty Image)
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American Museum Of Natural History Backs Out Of Event For Brazilian President Bolsonaro

When word got around last week that a private group was renting the AMNH for an evening honoring Jair Bolsonaro, who has been making aggressive plans to open the Amazon rainforest for logging, mining, and farming, museum staffers, donors, and even board members objected. It seems they’ve been heard. – The New York Times
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Museum cancels event honouring Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro

New York's American Museum of Natural History will not now host an event honouring Jair Bolsonaro.
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NY museum scraps Bolsonaro event after complaints

New York's Museum of Natural History announced Monday it had canceled a private function booked to take place there that would honor Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. The leader, who has been attacked at home and abroad for policies that critics say threaten the environment and indigenous communities, was due to receive an award at the museum from the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce. "With mutual respect for the work & goals of our individual organizations, we jointly agreed that the ...
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U.S. natural history museum will not host event honoring Brazil president

The American Museum of Natural History in New York said on Monday that it will not host a planned gala dinner that was set to honor Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro as "Person of the Year." The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce's plans to honor Bolsonaro, who has suggested he would pull Brazil out of the Paris Accord on climate change and wants to develop the Amazon rainforest, at a museum dedicated to science and nature was met with outrage last week. "With mutual respect for ...
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US museum of natural history will not host Bolsonaro gala event after outrage

After receiving criticism last week, museum says gala to honor Brazil’s far-right president would no longer go aheadPlans to honor Brazil’s far-right president with a black-tie gala at the American Museum of Natural History have been scrapped after a public outcry that saw New York’s mayor brand Jair Bolsonaro “a very dangerous human being”.Bill de Blasio was among those to speak out after plans for the 14 May event emerged last week, claiming Bolsonaro’s “overt racism and homophobia” and his ho...
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Natural History Museum Cancels Event Honoring Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro

The museum faced criticism for hosting a climate change skeptic who has targeted protections over the Amazon rainforest.
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Bolsonaro, a Combative ‘Soldier,’ Gets Off to a Rocky Start in Brazil

Infighting and self-generated crises have made the first months of Jair Bolsonaro’s presidency turbulent, although he has fulfilled some campaign vows.
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Brazilian President Who Says The Holocaust ‘Can Be Forgiven’ To Be Honored In A Private Event At NY Museum

The American Museum of Natural History said on Twitter that it was “deeply concerned” and “exploring its options” as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is set to be honored at a gala at the museum. “In a statement Friday, the museum said the event ‘does not in any way reflect the Museum’s position that there is an urgent need to conserve the Amazon Rainforest, which has such profound implications for biological diversity, indigenous communities, climate change, and the future health of our plan...
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Brazil's president Bolsonaro says Holocaust can be 'forgiven but not forgotten'

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s far-right president, has responded to criticism after saying he could “forgive but not forget” the crimes of the Holocaust.The 64-year-old made the comments while addressing a group of Brazilian evangelical Christians on Thursday.“We can forgive, but we can’t forget. That’s my phrase,” the president said at the event.“Those who forget their past are condemned not to have a future.”There was no immediate response to Mr Bolsonaro’s comments from Benjamin Netanyahu, the rig...
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Rebuked By Israel, Brazil’s Prez Clarifies Suggestion Holocaust Was Forgivable

“My speech was never meant to be used in a historical context,” Jair Bolsonaro said in a Sunday statement.
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Brazil to auction oil camps despite environmental warnings

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The administration of President Jair Bolsonaro plans to auction seven offshore oil fields in the northeast despite contrary advice from analysts of Brazil’s main environmental body, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press. Environmentalists say it’s the latest example of how Bolsonaro, who campaigned on promises to revive Latin […]
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American Museum of Natural History Event Honoring Brazil’s Rainforest-Hating President Sparks Uproar

A museum dedicated to conserving nature and Brazil’s far right wing president intent on opening the Amazon rainforest to mining, logging, and fossil fuel exploration while kicking indigenous groups off their land may seem like odd bedfellows. And yet New York’s American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is slated to…Read more...
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Brazil Petrobras shares drop after price hike canceled

SAO PAULO (AP) — Stock prices of Brazil’s state oil company have dropped after its decision to reverse an announced 5.7% increase in diesel prices. The reversal was announced Thursday night after President Jair Bolsonaro met with the head of Petrobras, Roberto Castello Branco. Local media reported the decision to stop the price hike raised […]
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US natural history museum gala to honor Brazil's far-right president sparks outrage

Institution is ‘deeply concerned’ after being attacked for hosting event to honor Jair Bolsonaro who has rolled back environmental protectionsThe American Museum of Natural History has said it is “deeply concerned” after it was sharply criticized for hosting an event that will honour Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil who has backed aggressive cuts in environmental protections. Related: Bolsonaro backers wage war on the rainforest Continue reading...
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Bolsonaro calls for 'fair' diesel prices, spooking Petrobras investors

Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA canceled a diesel price hike on Friday as President Jair Bolsonaro called for "fair" prices out of concern for truckers, spooking investors wary of political interference at the state-run oil firm.
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The Great Survivor: How Benjamin Netanyahu clung on to power in Israel again

It was an election challenge that would unnerve even the most hardened political operative: Benjamin Netanyahu was asking Israelis to give him a fifth term as prime minister. But both he and his wife were facing criminal corruption charges. A majority of Israeli voters were telling pollsters they were tired of Mr Netanyahu after 10 years in office. And his opponent was a decorated former general, exactly the kind of man Israelis have historically chosen as their leader.    Yet a week before the ...
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Brazil replaces far-right education minister with conspiracy theorist

President Jair Bolsonaro’s replacement for Ricardo Vélez has blamed communists for introducing crackWhen news broke that Brazil’s president had sacked his controversial far-right education minister, any hopes that Jair Bolsonaro might have moderated his views lasted about as long as it took Brazilians to research his replacement.The new minister, Abraham Weintraub, is an economist and university professor who spent most of his career in the financial sector and has voiced rightwing conspiracy th...
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro has a few wins, some missteps in 100 days

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro’s first 100 days in office have been marked by infighting in his administration, insults to adversaries and allies, praise for Brazil’s 1964-1985 dictatorship and a scarcity of bills passed by Congress — pretty much the same as his record as a congressman and as a candidate. So […]
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro eyes new body for environmental policy

MADRID (AP) — The administration of President Jair Bolsonaro is considering a dramatic change in the council that oversees Brazil’s environmental policy, replacing a broad-based panel of independent voices with a small group of political appointees, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Activists say they fear the move, which reflects Bolsonaro’s oft-stated skepticism […]
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Brazil's Bolsonaro eyes new body for environmental policy

MADRID (AP) — The administration of President Jair Bolsonaro is considering a dramatic change in the council that oversees Brazil's environmental policy, replacing a broad-based panel of independent voices with a small group of political appointees, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro plans to axe environmental panel that protects Amazon rainforest

Jair Bolsonaro’s administration is considering axing an independent panel for Brazil’s environmental policy in a move that activists warn could lead to increased deforestation, documents have revealed.Brazil’s president proposed creating a “government council” of political appointees to replace the National Council of the Environment (known as Conama), which has almost 100 members, including representatives of independent environmental and business groups.Conama helps protect the 60 per cent of ...
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Pension reform: Brazil's uphill battle to save 1 trillion reais

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is staking much of his political capital on a plan to shore up the country's costly social security system, which he hopes will kick-start the country's economy and boost investor sentiment.
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. A call by Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, to commemorate the anniversary of a 1964 military coup provoked social groups to organize protests and the federal prosecutors’ […]
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Bolsonaro seeks to revise how Brazil’s schools teach on coup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Days after celebrating the anniversary of the military coup that led to Brazil’s last dictatorship, the government of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is pushing for a revision of the history curriculum for the country’s schools. Education Minister Ricardo Velez Rodriguez says he will introduce changes in school textbooks so children […]
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Brazil education minister accused of whitewashing 1964 coup and dictatorship

Ricardo Vélez accused of ‘historical revisionism’ after saying school history books will be rewritten to give ‘a fuller version’Brazil’s education minister has been accused of “historical revisionism” after saying school history books will be rewritten to give a positive spin to the country’s 1964 coup and 21-year military dictatorship. Related: Brazil: tortured dissidents appalled by Bolsonaro's praise for dictatorship Continue reading...
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NATO chief says Brazil, other Latin American countries could become 'partners'

"Until 2017, NATO didn’t have any partners in Latin America and then in 2017 we got our first partner, which was Colombia, and to be a close partner of NATO is something that is good for NATO and the partner country," the NATO leader told Reuters in an interview ahead of a NATO ministerial meeting in Washington. "So of course, it is a possibility to look into the possibility of having also other countries in Latin America become partners which then provides a platform, a framework for close pol...
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WhatsApp adds a tip-line for checking fakes in India ahead of elections

Facebook -owned messaging platform WhatsApp has launched a fact-checking tipline for users in India ahead of elections in the country. The fact-checking service consists of a phone number (+91-9643-000-888) where users can send dubious messages if they think they might not be true or otherwise want them verified. The messaging giant is working with a local media skilling startup, Proto, to run the fact-checking service — in conjunction with digital strategy consultancy Dig Deeper Media and San...
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