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Amazon deforestation surges to 12-year high under Bolsonaro

An area seven times larger than Greater London has been lost in what one activist called a ‘humiliating and shameful’ destructionA vast expanse of Amazon rainforest seven times larger than Greater London was destroyed over the last year as deforestation surged to a 12-year high under Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro.Figures released by the Brazilian space institute, Inpe, on Monday showed at least 11,088 sq km of rainforest was razed between August 2019 and July this year – the highes...
Tags: Amazon, London, Environment, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, INPE

Rio voters inflict humiliating electoral wipeout on mayor

Bolsonaro ally Marcelo Crivella lost in all of Brazilian city’s 49 constituenciesRio de Janeiro is rejoicing after voters inflicted a humiliating electoral defeat on a widely loathed neo-Pentecostal bishop considered by some to be the worst mayor in the city’s history.Marcelo Crivella, a gospel-singing preacher who has branded homosexuality a “terrible evil” and had shunned Rio’s annual carnival, lost in every one of the city’s 49 constituencies in Sunday’s run-off vote. Continue reading...
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro suffers wave of defeats in mayoral races

SAO PAULO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro suffered big losses in Brazil's just-completed municipal elections, with only five mayoral...
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Voters set to punish mayor who ‘made Rio de Janeiro miserable’

A landslide in Sunday’s election is predicted to sweep away the city’s ‘disastrous’ conservative leaderTarcísio Motta is one of Rio’s best-known lefties – but when the city elects its new leader on Sunday, he’ll be voting for the right.“We’ve got a mayor who’s an enemy of the city, and this can’t go on. It’s ludicrous,” complained the socialist councillor, one of millions of exasperated locals desperate to evict the neo-Pentecostal bishop Marcelo Crivella from city hall after what is widely rega...
Tags: Americas, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Rio, Motta, Jair Bolsonaro, Marcelo Crivella

Volleyball star becomes surprising voice of anti-Bolsonaro Brazil

Carol Solberg faced backlash after shouting ‘Bolsonaro out!’ in a post-match interview but then an even bigger surge of supportFor months Carol Solberg had been losing her patience with the “nightmare” that is Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil: the burning rainforest, the attacks on culture, the catastrophic coronavirus response that has left more than 165,000 Brazilians dead. Finally, she snapped.“Fora, Bolsonaro!” the Brazilian volleyball star shouted at the end of a live interview on Brazil’s most-watc...
Tags: Americas, World news, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro Brazil, Carol Solberg

The Cerrado: how Brazil’s vital ‘water tank’ went from forest to soy fields

The Cerrado savannah has become an agricultural powerhouse, but wildlife, forests and local communities have paid the priceRevealed: UK supermarket and fast food chicken linked to deforestation in BrazilHow can we stop using soya linked to deforestation?It took just a few decades for Brazilian agriculture to transform its tropical savannah hinterlands – the Cerrado – into an agricultural powerhouse.Farmers and the growing agribusiness sector celebrated rising sales of soya and beef, and the road...
Tags: UK, Environment, Americas, World news, Conservation, Farming, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Farmers, Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, Cerrado, Jair Bolsonaro

China's Xi Jinping finally congratulates Biden on his 2020 election win, with only a few world leaders still holding out

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping toast during a State Luncheon for China hosted by US Secretary of State John Kerry on September 25, 2015 at the Department of State. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his 2020 victory, weeks after other world leaders. "Promoting the healthy and stable development of China-US relations is not only in the fundamental interests of both peoples, but also ...
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Covid makes Brazil's president Bolsonaro a hero to some

Government coronavirus handouts have made Brazil's right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro unexpected friends
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President Jair Bolsonaro backed down in his promise to reveal the names of countries that import timber illegally extracted from Brazil....

In live, the president started to focus on companies, instead of nations
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UNWTO Official Visit To Brazil To Support Sustainable Recovery Of Tourism

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has reaffirmed his commitment to working closely with the Government of Brazil to help the country's tourism sector recover and become a key driver of sustainable development. The statement of support came as Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili led a UNWTO delegation to meet with President Jair Bolsonaro and Minister of Tourism Marcelo Álvaro Antônio.
Tags: Travel, Brazil, UNWTO, World Tourism Organization UNWTO, Jair Bolsonaro, Zurab Pololikashvili

Brazilian leftists seek to emulate US Democrats' unity to beat Bolsonaro

Removing far-right president is top priority for many Brazilian leftists – but can they build the united front needed to defeat him?When glad tidings of Donald Trump’s undoing reached Flávio Dino’s 18th-century palace in north-eastern Brazil, he felt delight.“Trump was such a toxic figure,” said the Communist party governor of Maranhão state, a leading light of the Brazilian left. “Trump’s defeat is a victory for humanity.” Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, US, World news, Democrats, Brazil, Donald Trump, Trump, Maranhao, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Flavio Dino

As Brazil’s Covid Crisis Eases, Bolsonaro Sees Rising Popularity

President Jair Bolsonaro’s cavalier handling of the coronavirus pandemic drew outrage. But as the curve in Brazil has flattened, his...
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Brazil voters ignore Bolsonaro's city election endorsements

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has suffered a setback as most of the dozens of candidates he backed for...
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Setback for Bolsonaro after poor results in Brazil local elections

President’s candidates suffer heavy defeats amid resurgence of mainstream partiesThe Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro – already smarting from Donald Trump’s defeat – has suffered a further setback after candidates he had championed performed dismally in municipal elections.Sunday’s vote provided the first electoral opportunity to gauge the health of Bolsonaro’s anti-establishment movement since the populist’s shock election victory in 2018. Continue reading...
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President Bolsonaro calls Brazil 'a country of f--gots' while downplaying COVID-19 in new homophobic comment

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil on November 11, 2020. Eraldo Peres/AP Photo Brazillian President, Jair Bolsonaro, referred to Brazil as "a country of f--gots" during a tourism launch event. Bolsonaro used the Portuguese phrase "marcias" which translates to the homophobic slur f--got in English. He previously told staff who wore face masks that they were "coisa de viado," a slur which means "for fairies." He later contracted COVID-19. Twice. Vis...
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French professor faces disciplinary case over hydroxychloroquine claims

Didier Raoult stands accused of touting drug as a Covid treatment without evidenceA French professor who touts the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment – without evidence, scientists say – will appear before a disciplinary panel charged with ethics breaches, an order of doctors has said.Marseille-based Didier Raoult stands accused by his peers of spreading false information about the benefits of the drug. His promotion of hydroxychloroquine was taken up by the US and B...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Drugs, France, US, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Marseille, Microbiology, Donald Trump, Didier Raoult, Jair Bolsonaro, Coronavirus

Bolsonaro warns Biden he will trigger a 'gunpowder' reaction if US imposes sanctions on Brazil over Amazon deforestation

President Donald Trump hosts a photo-op with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro before attending a working dinner at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, March 7, 2020. Tom Brenner/Reuters Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday warned Joe Biden as the president-elect that he will defend deforestation in the Amazon with "gunpowder" if Washington imposes economic sanctions on the country. Bolsonaro, a populist leader whose governing style has been likened to President Trump, r...
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Felipe Neto: the YouTuber who became one of Jair Bolsonaro's loudest critics

Neto’s outspokenness landed him on Time’s most influential people list, but also made him the target of a vicious fake news campaign Felipe Neto is an irreverent YouTuber with 40 million followers on his channel where he plays computer games, pokes fun at celebrities and riffs on social media trends.With another 25 million followers on Instagram and Twitter, he is one of the biggest names on Brazil’s boisterous internet. Continue reading...
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'When saliva runs out, one has to have gunpowder,' Brazil's Bolsonaro says in swipe at Biden

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who portrays himself as a close friend of U.S. President Donald Trump, took a swipe at President-elect Joe Biden, referring to Biden as a "candidate" and assailing him for his stand on the Amazon rainforest. Bolsonaro is one of a small group of prominent world leaders yet to congratulate Biden, who won last week's presidential election and is due to enter the White House on Jan. 20. Speaking at an event on Tuesday, Bolsonaro took issue with Biden's call duri...
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“Diplomacy Alone Won’t do, Gunpowder is Required,” Says Bolsonaro In Reference to USA Amazon Proposal

Halfway through an inflammatory speech during an event at the Planalto Palace, President Jair Bolsonaro indirectly referred to the U.S....
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End of Trump era deals heavy blow to rightwing populist leaders worldwide

As Biden’s victory sinks in across Brazil, Hungary and elsewhere, dreams of a rightwing global crusade appear to be fadingAs the Donald Trump era draws to a close, many world leaders are breathing a sigh of relief. But Trump’s ideological kindred spirits – rightwing populists in office in Brazil, Hungary, Slovenia and elsewhere – are instead taking a sharp breath.The end of the Trump presidency may not mean the beginning of their demise, but it certainly strips them of a powerful motivational fa...
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Bolsonaro takes swipe at Biden and again dismisses Covid deaths – video

Jair Bolsonaro has said Brazil needs to 'stop being a country of sissies' over the Covid pandemic. Speaking at an event where few attendees wore a mask, the Brazilian president claimed he was sorry about coronavirus-related deaths, but "all of us are going to die one day". Taking a swipe at the US president-elect, Joe Biden, who is apparently threatening Brazil with sanctions if fires in the Amazon rainforest are not dealt with, Bolsonaro said that "diplomacy is not enough [...] there must be gu...
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Five post-Trump obstacles to a global green recovery

Joe Biden’s win gives the globe a better chance of averting climate catastrophe, but major obstacles remainEnvironmentalists have been heartened by Joe Biden’s victory as, if the US rejoins the Paris agreement as expected, it will give the world a much better chance of averting climate catastrophe. However, there are still hurdles to overcome to rein in emissions and keep warming to within 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Climate Change, Environment, US, European Union, World news, Joe Biden, Paris, Economic policy, Trump, Jair Bolsonaro, Climate science denial, Coronavirus, Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021

Bolsonaro says "diplomacy is not enough" and assures that it is necessary to have “gunpowder” to defend the Amazon

Latin America01:24 GMT 11.11.2020Short url Mundo DE JANEIRO (Sputnik) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro veiled criticism of the...
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Jair Bolsonaro asks Brazilians not to deal with Covid-19 'like f*gs'

President Jair Bolsonaro drew criticism Tuesday for telling Brazilians not to deal with Covid-19 like "a country of fags," the far-right...
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Row erupts over Brazil suspension of Chinese vaccine trials

Brazil's decision to halt trials of a Chinese-developed Covid-19 vaccine triggered a politically charged row Tuesday as a top health official expressed "indignation" and far-right President Jair Bolsonaro claimed the ruling as a personal victory.
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The world has moved on from Trump, even if his most loyal Republican allies have not

President Donald Trump holds a 'Make America Great Again' cap while arriving to board Air Force One as he departs Florida for campaign travel to North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin at Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida, November 2, 2020. Carlos Barria/Reuters The world has accepted the results of the 2020 election, even if President Donald Trump and his GOP allies won't. Leaders of important world powers and major democracies have stepped up to congratul...
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Turkish president Erdogan congratulates Biden on election win, the latest Trump ally abroad to abandon him

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and former Vice President Joe Biden at Presidential Complex in Ankara, Turkey on August 24, 2016. Kayhan Ozer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday for his 2020 election victory. Turkey will stick to its "determination to work closely with the U.S. Administration" in the coming period, Erdogan said in his message, per Reuters. Erdogan shared his congratulatory remarks afte...
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Jair Bolsonaro claims 'victory ' after suspension of Chinese vaccine trial

Critics say halt in testing of Covid vaccine CoronaVac is politically motivatedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has sparked outrage by gloating over the suspension of clinical trials of the Chinese coronavirus vaccine after a volunteer’s death.“Another victory for Jair Bolsonaro,” read a comment posted by the official Facebook account of Brazil’s far-right leader on Monday night after the country’s health regulator, Anvisa, anno...
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Brazil suspended trials for one of China's coronavirus vaccines after someone died, but researchers say the death was not related to the drug

A Sinovac employee manually inspects syringes of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate at its factory in Beijing on September 24, 2020. Ng Han Guan/Associated Press Brazil paused its clinical trials of Sinovac's coronavirus vaccine candidate on Monday, following a death. Brazil's Butantan medical research institute has been working with the Chinese private biotech on clinical trials of its vaccine in São Paolo since July. But Anvisa, Brazil's health regulator, said on Monday that a "serious adver...
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