Brazil: Are Jair Bolsonaro’s days numbered?
02 April 2021 | 7:32 pm
As COVID-19 rages, the Brazilian president is increasingly isolated. Parts of the military and business leaders have distanced themselves. There is even speculation he could be impeached.
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"We want the source code" was the slogan on far-right protester's banners in Brazil, questioning the reliability of the country's electonic voting machines. After far-right demonstrators stormed the country's highest seats of power in support of former President Jair Bolsonaro, we take a closer look at what the "source code" means, and how Brazil manages its electronic electoral process in this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl.
Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been admitted to hospital in Florida suffering with stomach pains. Brazil has so far said it has no plans to ask for the far-right politician to be extradited from the US.
We look at how the press is covering the aftermath of the Brazil uprising. We also find out how the French press is treating today's upcoming pension plan announcement and how it's reacting to new hunting laws. The papers are also discussing why the chef of Noma, reputed to be the world's best restaurant, has decided to close its doors.
The office of the prosecutor general requested that Bolsonaro be included in the probe into the January 8 storming of public offices in Brasilia.
The Brazilian president has ordered a thorough review of staff at the Planalto presidential palace. He believes security forces at the Planalto may have helped Bolsonaro supporters recently raid the building in Brasilia.
Many African leaders were quick to congratulate Brazil's President Lula da Silva on his reelection. They are counting on da Silva to improve relations which had greatly suffered under former President Jair Bolsonaro.
Deforestation in Brazil has reached record levels. In 2022, the worst year so far, some 10,573 square kilometres of vegetation were replaced with enormous farms. Many of these farms export soy around the world, for use as livestock feed and oil. The north-eastern Brazilian state of Bahia has suffered extensively from soy production, with profound consequences for local farmers and the environment. Our France 3 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Peter O'Brien.
Lula’s return - A Brazil divided
Police have carried out new raids as part of their probe into the storming of government buildings. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has reiterated that his predecessor prepared the attacks as part of a coup attempt.
Scientists in Brazil are hopeful that a campaign to vaccinate endangered monkeys against yellow fever could save them from extinction. The last outbreak of the disease decimated the population of highly vulnerable golden lion tamarin monkeys.
'Brazil is back' will be one of the main messages of President Lula da Silva during his trip to the US. He has ambitious foreign policy plans; some analysts are skeptical though.
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