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World Apr 13, 2019

Jair Bolsonaro says Brazil rainforest reserve may be opened to mining

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday the country could open a vast reserve in the Amazon rainforest to mining, a move that his predecessor attempted before backtracking due to an international outcry by environmentalists. The National Reserve of Copper and Associates (Renca) occupies roughly ...

Netanyahu embraces Brazil's far-right Bolsonaro in Israel

World / Politics Apr 1, 2019

Netanyahu embraces Brazil's far-right Bolsonaro in Israel

The Israeli prime minister warmly received far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday, touting newfound amity between the two countries. Benjamin Netanyahu's red-carpet welcome for Bolsonaro comes days ahead of a tough re-election bid for the long-time Israeli prime minister on April 9. During his first ...

Bolsonaro's call to commemorate Brazil's 1964 military coup causes uproar

World / Politics Mar 27, 2019

Bolsonaro's call to commemorate Brazil's 1964 military coup causes uproar

Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's call to commemorate the anniversary of Brazil's 1964 military coup is causing discomfort in Latin America's largest nation, with social groups organizing protests and the federal prosecutors' office saying the call "deserves social and political repudiation." Bolsonaro, a former army captain ...

Jair Bolsonaro says Brazil owes world nothing on environment

World Mar 24, 2019

Jair Bolsonaro says Brazil owes world nothing on environment

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Saturday said his country "does not owe the world anything" when it comes to the environment. The far-right leader, who is critical of the Paris climate change accord, was speaking in Chile following Friday's launch of the Forum for the ...