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Bolsonaro should be charged with crimes against humanity, Covid inquiry finds

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Jair Bolsonaro should be charged with crimes against humanity and jailed for his “macabre” reaction to a Covid outbreak that has killed more than 600,000 Brazilians, including a disproportionate number of indigenous c...

Bolsonaro blocks free tampons and pads for disadvantaged women in Brazil

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President Jair Bolsonaro’s decision to block a plan to distribute free sanitary pads and tampons to disadvantaged girls and women has been met with outrage in Brazil, where period poverty is estimated to keep one in f...

Bolsonaro vowed to show a new Brazil but ‘lie-filled’ UN speech cuts little ice

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The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, told the United Nations general assembly he had come to showcase “a new Brazil, with its credibility restored before the world”. But in a 12-minute address, in which the far-ri...

‘Not yet’: Bolsonaro turns down Johnson’s call to get AstraZeneca vaccines – video

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The Brazilian president turned down Boris Johnson's call to ‘get AstraZeneca vaccines’ during a meeting in New York on Monday. The UK prime minister praised the vaccine, saying he had had it twice. In response, Jair B...

Jair Bolsonaro plans to flout New York vaccine rules at UN meeting

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The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has signaled that he will snub New York City vaccination rules when he travels to next week’s UN general assembly claiming not to have received a Covid jab. Bolsonaro is the on...

The Guardian view on Brazil’s Bolsonaro: democracy is under attack

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Though Jair Bolsonaro’s opponents warned of the dangers, most voters in the world’s fourth largest democracy were willing to elect a declared admirer of dictatorship. Many are now having second thoughts. The president...

Bolsonaro diehards take to streets of Brazil to urge firing squads and coups

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André Meneses made a gun sign with his hands to convey what he thought should happen to those who opposed Jair Bolsonaro’s project for Brazil. “The right thing to do is put them on the wall and fucking … shoot them,”...

Bolsonaro supporters clash with police before major rally in Brasília

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Pre-dawn skirmishes have erupted between police and supporters of Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, as rightwing activists tried to force their way towards congress before major pro-government rallies that have put ...

Morning mail: overwhelmed NSW hospitals, Bolsonaro rallies, correcting photographic history

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Good morning. New South Wales hospitals could be overwhelmed with Covid patients within weeks, while hardline border closures continue to cause headaches for those trying to travel between states for medical treatment...

Brazil: warning Bolsonaro may be planning military coup amid rallies

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The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, and his allies could be preparing to mount a military coup in Brazil, according to an influential group of former presidents, prime ministers and leading public figures on the ...

Fears of violence on Brazil’s streets as millions rally to back Bolsonaro

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Jair Bolsonaro supporters aren’t hard to find in Sinop, an agricultural boomtown in the Brazilian Amazon where nearly 80% of voters backed the country’s ultra-conservative leader in the 2018 election. “He’s a presiden...

Election victory, death or prison: Bolsonaro names his three alternatives for 2022

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Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro says he sees three options for his future: winning the 2022 presidential election, death or prison. “I have three alternatives for my future: being arrested, killed or victory,” he s...

Even a priest in Brazil is not spared rage of Bolsonaro supporters

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The toxic politics bedevilling Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil swept into Father Lino Allegri’s sacristy one Sunday in July, just after the octogenarian priest delivered a homily lamenting the president’s role in the Covid ca...

Brazilians take to streets to demand removal of Jair Bolsonaro

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Huge crowds of protesters have returned to the streets of Brazil’s biggest cities to demand the removal of a president they blame for more than half a million coronavirus deaths. Tens of thousands of demonstrators hit...

Bolsonaro fires health official who reportedly asked for vaccine deal bribe

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Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, has fired a health ministry official who reportedly asked for a bribe in a vaccine deal, the latest graft accusation to rock the government amid investigations of its pandemic respo...

Brazil’s inquiry into Covid disaster suggests Bolsonaro committed ‘crimes against life’

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A congressional inquiry into Brazil’s disastrous response to the coronavirus pandemic has found mounting evidence that Jair Bolsonaro’s administration committed “crimes against life”, according to the senior politicia...

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