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Brazil’s Bolsonaro shocked by high number of penis amputations

While Brazila's President Jair Bolsonaro did not name the exact source of the number of penis amputations that he mentioned, a spokeswoman for the Brazilian Urology Society told Reuters that the figure is "based on official data for penis amputations". Bolsonaro appeared to be distressed...

Best buddies? Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro tries to woo Donald Trump.

Are United States President Donald Trump and his Brazilian counterpart, Jair Bolsonaro, about to become best buddies? And does this mean Trump is developing a soft spot for the South American country? There certainly are signs that seem to suggest this. Bolsonaro has been wooing...

Brazil’s Authorities Show Suspicious Funds Transfers to President’s Son Account

Brazilian financial authorities have identified suspicious money transfers into an account of President Jair Bolsonaro's son in 2017, the Globo news outlet reported Saturday, citing the country's Council for Financial Activities Control. According to the outlet, in 2017, 48 cash transfers of 2,000 reals (US$500)...

Brazil troops deployed to stop gang attack violence

Troops from Brazil's National Police Force are being deployed in the northeastern state of Ceara with orders to end a wave of violent attacks by criminal gangs against banks, buses and shops, local officials said Saturday. Close to 300 members of the force arrived in...

Bolsonaro Not Ruling Out US-Brazil Military Cooperation

BUENOS AIRES – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who was sworn in earlier in January, expressed concern about the recent drills carried out by Russian combat planes in Venezuela. In December, two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers, an An-124 military transport aircraft and an Il-62 plane arrived...

Far-right Jair Bolsonaro Wins Brazil’s Presidential Elections

As expeced, far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro has won the Brazilian presidential elections with over 55.8 percent of the vote beating leftist Fernando Haddad who scored 44.2 percent in the country's most polarized elections in decades. The difference translates to almost 9 million votes for Bolsonaro...

Last minute polls confirm Bolsonaro will be Brazil’s next elected president

The ultra right candidate Jair Bolsonaro continued ahead of Fernando Haddad in the runoff for the Brazilian presidency scheduled to take place this Sunday, 28 October. According to the latest public opinion poll, released late Saturday, the ex Army captain and paratrooper had a...

Costa Rica’s Laura Chinchilla Criticized In Brazil Prior to Historic Election

As head of the observer mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) in the presidential elections in Brazil, former president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla (2010-2014), became one of the targets of criticism in the tense electoral environment in that South American nation. The...

You Can Be Black and Politically Conservative

Bolsonaro’s triumph in Brazil has brought back the left/right debate to the forefront. On extremism. It is a debate that, in recent months, has reached a paroxysm. With Trump in the United States, totalitarian feminism in Spain, the rejection of immigration in the United...

Brazil Elections: Bolsonaro, Haddad To Face Off In Second Round

With over 90 percent of the ballots counted, far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro wins the first round with 46,3 percent of the vote but fails to reach the 50 percent necessary for getting elected the new president of Brazil on the first round. Fernando Haddad...

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