Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro congratulates U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on election victory

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday congratulated U.S. President-elect Joe Biden for his November 3 election victory, finally accepting the loss of Donald Trump, a political idol with whom he had sought to forge closer bilateral ties. Biden’s victory and Bolsonaro’s reluctance to recognize it have cast a dark cloud over U.S.-Brazilian relations, which had… Read More Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro congratulates U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on election victory

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro tests negative for coronavirus following infection

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday that he has tested negative for the novel coronavirus after weeks quarantined in his residence due to an infection. In a photo posted to social media, Bolsonaro appeared with a box of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug he credited for his recovery despite a lack of scientific evidence about… Read More Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro tests negative for coronavirus following infection

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he tested positive for the novel coronavirus after months of playing down the severity of the virus and defying medical experts, even as the pandemic killed more than 65,000 people in his country. The right-wing populist told a group of television reporters that he had developed symptoms at… Read More Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Far-right lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil’s presidential election

Far-right lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil’s presidential election on Sunday, promising to clean up politics, shrink the state and crack down on crime, in a dramatic swing away from the left in the world’s fourth-largest democracy. The former army captain has alarmed many with vows to sweep political opponents off the map and comments denigrating… Read More Far-right lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil’s presidential election