Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro isolated, weakened by coronavirus denial

World Apr 4, 2020

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro isolated, weakened by coronavirus denial

At a tense Cabinet meeting on Saturday in the Brazilian president's official residence, Jair Bolsonaro found himself isolated. The far-right leader convened the emergency meeting in Brasilia's modernist Alvorada Palace to resolve a dispute with Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta, who publicly opposed the president's ...

South America's indigenous people lock down as coronavirus takes hold

World Mar 27, 2020

South America's indigenous people lock down as coronavirus takes hold

For decades, indigenous groups from Colombia to Brazil have been fighting the threat to their lives posed by oil exploration, deforestation and illegal logging. Now the battle is against the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Indigenous tribes are locking down and closing off their reserves to visitors as ...

UFC holds Brazil event in empty arena amid pandemic

More Sports Mar 15, 2020

UFC holds Brazil event in empty arena amid pandemic

The UFC staged a full fight card in an empty arena Saturday night in Brazil's capital city, sticking to its plan to keep fighting in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Charles Oliveira stopped lightweight Kevin Lee with a guillotine choke in the third round ...

World / Politics Mar 6, 2020

Brazil recalls all diplomats and officials in Venezuela, source says

Brazil recalled its entire corps of diplomats and foreign service officials from Venezuela while ordering the government of Nicolas Maduro to pull out its representatives in Brazil, a government source said on Thursday, further hardening ties between the two. Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro had ...

Brazil's Carnival kicks off with political divisions front and center

World Feb 23, 2020

Brazil's Carnival kicks off with political divisions front and center

Brazil's famed Carnival kicked off in earnest on Saturday as millions of scantily clad revelers poured into the streets, many of whom took the opportunity to parody or otherwise comment on the nation's deeply polarized political climate. Since right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro took office in ...