Angela Merkel, Jair Bolsonaro discuss aid for Amazon in ‘productive’ conversation
06 September 2019 | 6:31 pm
Their telephone call followed strained relations in recent weeks between Bolsonaro and Europe over combating wildfires in Brazil. Bolsonaro said Europe has "nothing to teach" Brazil about preserving the environment.
Former Brazilian soccer star Marcos Evangelista de Moraes, who is also known as 'Cafu', welcomed FIFA’s Qatar World Cup trophy in Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium on Friday during the cup's Latin American tour.
There are just a few days to go until the second round of the presidential run-off in Brazil. Both incumbent Jair Bolsonaro and his left-wing rival Lula da Silva are leaving no stone unturned in trying to convince voters that they've got what it takes to lead the country going forward.
In the run-up to this Sunday's presidential run-off in Brazil, both candidates are fighting for votes in the northeast of the country. The vast, poor and arid region is of strategic importance, as it has historically been a breeding ground for the left.
Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has secured a return to office, defeating far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. He called for "peace and unity" after a bitter electoral campaign.
Deforestation has soared under incumbent Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has been rolling back environmental protections and emboldening illegal loggers. More fires are ravaging the Amazon rain forest right now than in over than a decade.
Jair Bolsonaro has yet to publicly comment after losing Sunday's election to Lula da Silva. In the wake of the vote, truckers who supported Bolsonaro have caused roadblocks in almost every state.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, better known as Lula, has thanked the people of Brazil for his election victory. It marks a miraculous political comeback for the man who was elected president twice before being sent to prison over a corruption scandal, then released and allowed to stand again. Lula stands on the brink of his third term as Brazil's president. Can he unite a country bitterly divided by this presidential election?
The statement from the outgoing president comes after days of highway roadblocks and other demonstrations to protest the result of the presidential election on Sunday.
Some pro-Lula social media users are sharing a video claiming to show roadblocks by Brazilian traffic police, preventing voters from going to the polls on Sunday. While there were police roadblocks that delayed voters that day, this video in particular has nothing to do with the elections in Brazil. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
The meeting between President Jair Bolsonaro and president-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's advisers comes as Bolsonaro continues not to speak about his election defeat directly himself.
Three weeks after losing Brazil's election by the narrowest margin seen in decades, outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro has filed a long-shot appeal claiming votes should be thrown out due to faulty voting machines.
Outgoing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is challenging the election he lost last month to left-wing rival Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Bolsonaro blames a software bug and is demanding that the electoral authority annul most of the votes cast on electronic voting machines.
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