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Brazil President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

by on July 7, 2020 0
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he tested positive for the novel coronavirus, adding in a television interview that he was in good health despite running a fever. The right-wing populist, who has played down the severity of the virus which he has called a “little flu,” took the test on Monday after... Read More

Threat of Brazil military coup unfounded, retired generals say

by on June 22, 2020 0
Calls for Brazil’s military to close Congress and the Supreme Court have screamed from banners at marches attended by President Jair Bolsonaro in recent weeks, but retired generals and close observers of the armed forces call it empty talk. A defender of Brazil’s 1964 military coup and the two decades of dictatorship that followed,... Read More

As Brazil Covid-19 cases pass 500,000 mark, Bolsonaro rallies, US sends unproven drug

by on June 1, 2020 0
President Jair Bolsonaro, who opposes coronavirus lockdown measures imposed by Brazilian cities and states, rallied with his supporters Sunday, as Washington said it had sent two million doses of a controversial unproven Covid-19 drug. Brazil is Latin America’s hotspot for the deadly pandemic, with more than 500,000 cases and a death toll of nearly 28,000, the... Read More