Mystery oil spills blot more than 130 Brazilian beaches

2019-10-10 11:25

The source of large blots of oil staining more than 130 beaches in northeastern Brazil remained a mystery despite President Jair Bolsonaro's assertions they came from outside the country and were possibly the work of criminals.

Bolsonaro's surgery recovery extended by four days: spokesperson

2019-09-15 08:50

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will need four days more than planned to recover from abdominal surgery, his spokesperson has said.

Brazil's burning ban takes effect as Amazon fires rage

2019-08-29 21:51

A 60-day ban on burning in Brazil takes effect Thursday after a global outcry over fires raging in the Amazon and data showing hundreds of new blazes in the rainforest.

WATCH | Bolsonaro softens on Amazon aid after spat with Macron over 'insults'

2019-08-28 10:27

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is willing to accept foreign aid for fighting fires devastating the Amazon rainforest, but only if the country controls the funds, his spokesperson said.

Brazil president says France's Macron has 'colonialist mentality' over Amazon fires

2019-08-23 09:42

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro blasted his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron as having a "colonialist mentality" for rallying G-7 countries to address wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest.

Brazil president sacks close aide amid political scandal

2019-02-20 05:39

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro sacked a close aide who helped get him elected after a storm within his party over suspected improper campaign financing.

Scientists warn new Brazil president may smother rainforest

2018-11-28 07:37

Scientists warn that Brazil's president-elect could push the Amazon past its tipping point with severe consequences for global climate and rainfall.

Can the centre hold, or will SA get its own Bolsonaro?

2018-11-06 17:00

Hopefully, Cyril Ramaphosa will prove capable of cleansing the upper reaches of the state. But this will simultaneously mean reforming the ANC, writes Roger Southall.

Brazil's Amazon at risk if Bolsonaro wins presidency - ecologists

2018-10-23 13:37

Promises by Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro and his entourage bode badly for the future of the Amazon – called the "lungs of the planet" – if he wins, environmentalists warn.

WhatsApp dirty tricks alleged in Brazil presidential race

2018-10-19 15:01

Allegations of a dirty tricks campaign on WhatsApp dominated Brazil's presidential election race, turning attention to social media manipulation following abuses uncovered in the US election and Britain's Brexit referendum two years ago.


'Media is lying' about Amazon devastation - Bolsonaro

2019-09-25 10:23

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro says it was a lie that the Amazon was being devastated by fire and accused countries critical of him of having a "colonialist spirit".

Defiant Bolsonaro vows to defend Amazon policy 'in wheelchair' at UN

2019-09-03 06:52

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro vowed Monday to defend his controversial Amazon policy at this month's UN General Assembly even if he had to do so "in a wheelchair."

Brazil's Bolsonaro fuels spat with Macron over Amazon fires

2019-08-28 22:10

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday repeated a demand for French leader Emmanuel Macron to withdraw recent remarks, as he accused France and Germany of "buying" the Latin American country's sovereignty with Amazon fire aid.

Bolsonaro mulls deploying army to combat Amazon fires

2019-08-23 22:13

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he is considering deploying the army to help combat fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, as a growing global outcry over the blazes threatens to torpedo a huge trade deal.

McLaren set to lose Petrobras backing

2019-05-20 10:12

McLaren looks set to lose a major sponsor.

Ramaphosa congratulates new Brazilian President Bolsonaro

2019-01-02 15:27

President Cyril Ramaphosa believes "excellent and strategic relations that Brazil and South Africa enjoy" will be revitalised after the far-right Jair Bolsonaro was inaugurated as the 38th president of the South American country.

Cabinet congratulates Brazil on electing far-right Bolsonaro

2018-11-08 21:49

Cabinet has extended congratulations to two countries – Brazil for electing far-right Jair Bolsonaro as its president, and Ethiopia for electing its first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde.

Gays, blacks still voting for Brazil's Bolsonaro despite rhetoric

2018-10-24 13:25

Right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro once said he'd rather have a dead son than one who came out of the closet, but that isn't stopping conservative gay voters from backing him.

'Not worthy of rape' deputy says she fears for Brazil under a president Bolsonaro

2018-10-19 19:21

A female lawmaker who was once told by Brazil's presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro that she was "not worthy" of being raped said that she fears for her country if the far-right candidate triumphs.

Brazil votes amid anger at the ruling class

2018-10-07 13:01

Brazilians are choosing their leaders in an election marked by intense anger at the ruling class following years of political and economic turmoil, including what may be the largest corruption scandal in Latin American history.

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