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Under Pressure, Brazil’s Bolsonaro Forced to Fight Deforestation

Under Pressure, Brazil’s Bolsonaro Forced to Fight Deforestation

Under Pressure, Brazil’s Bolsonaro Forced to Fight Deforestation Under Pressure, Brazil’s Bolsonaro Forced to Fight Deforestation RIO DE JANEIRO — A year ago, as fires engulfed the Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil reacted to criticism from abroad with indignation: “The Amazon is ours,” he said, arguing that the fate of the rainforest was for his country to decide. Much …

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Leading Virus Skeptic, Says He’s No Longer Infected

Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Leading Virus Skeptic, Says He’s No Longer Infected

Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Leading Virus Skeptic, Says He’s No Longer Infected Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Leading Virus Skeptic, Says He’s No Longer Infected RIO DE JANEIRO — President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil said Saturday that he had been cured of the coronavirus, appearing to have suffered only mild symptoms from a scourge he has repeatedly downplayed even as it rippled through the country, …

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro Hails Hydroxychloroquine Even as He Fights Coronavirus

Brazil's Bolsonaro Hails Hydroxychloroquine Even as He Fights Coronavirus

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Hails Hydroxychloroquine Even as He Fights Coronavirus Brazil’s Bolsonaro Hails Hydroxychloroquine Even as He Fights Coronavirus RIO DE JANEIRO — President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil has been presenting an image of resilience and vigor as he fights the coronavirus, flashing smiles and thumbs-up, posting on social media — and enthusiastically promoting the drug hydroxychloroquine. His attitude during convalescence …

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A Lost Dog’s Brief Stint as Brazil’s Presidential Mascot

A Lost Dog’s Brief Stint as Brazil’s Presidential Mascot

A Lost Dog’s Brief Stint as Brazil’s Presidential Mascot A Lost Dog’s Brief Stint as Brazil’s Presidential Mascot Judging from his Instagram account, Augusto Bolsonaro, a playful Maremma sheepdog, was living his best life. Soon after a guard at the presidential palace in Brazil spotted the friendly white dog roaming the streets last month, he took him in. The pup …

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Brazil’s Coronavirus Skeptic Leader Gets Judicial Scolding for Breaking Mask Law

Brazil's Coronavirus Skeptic Leader Gets Judicial Scolding for Breaking Mask Law

Brazil’s Coronavirus Skeptic Leader Gets Judicial Scolding for Breaking Mask Law Brazil’s Coronavirus Skeptic Leader Gets Judicial Scolding for Breaking Mask Law A federal judge in Brazil admonished President Jair Bolsonaro for failing to wear a mask in public spaces in the capital, a rare rebuke for a leader who has repeatedly dismissed the danger posed by the coronavirus even …

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As Bolsonaro Keeps Amazon Vows, Brazil’s Indigenous Fear ‘Ethnocide’

As Bolsonaro Keeps Amazon Vows, Brazil’s Indigenous Fear ‘Ethnocide’

The country’s 1988 Constitution tried to redress some of these wrongs. It ended the military-era policy that had encouraged the assimilation of Indigenous people and recognized their “customs, languages, beliefs and traditions.” The Constitution also established a process of land demarcation that over the years created the vast patchwork of 567 protected Indigenous territories. In 2010, when Brazil conducted its …

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Coronavirus Updates: Brazil’s Health Minister Is Ousted in Clash Over Lockdowns

Coronavirus Updates: Brazil’s Health Minister Is Ousted in Clash Over Lockdowns

Brazil’s president fires the health minister in a clash over lockdown measures. President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil on Thursday fired his health minister after a disagreement over how tough lockdown measures should be. Mr. Bolsonaro had repeatedly butted heads with the minister, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, who pushed for strict social isolation guidelines to slow the spread of the coronavirus in …

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