Brazil: Bolsonaro supporter gets 17 years for role in riot
15 September 2023 | 6:27 pm
A 51-year-old man is the first to be sentenced for participating in riots attempting to keep right-wing populist Jair Bolsonaro in office after his defeat to leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
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A severe weather system has battered southern Brazil leaving at least 11 people dead while searches are taking place for 20 others who are missing.
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In 2022, former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro held a meeting with foreign diplomats in which he claimed voting machines were susceptible to electoral fraud, which prosecutors argue constituted an abuse of office.
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Rallies were held in solidarity with local governments, while riots over the death of the 17-year-old lulled. Meanwhile, a fund for the policeman who sparked the unrest earned more than the one for the teenage victim.
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Satellite images showed a decrease of 33.6% in deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. However, the area cleared during the first half of 2023 is still greater than the size of Luxembourg.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has reversed his predecessor Jair Bolsonaro's policies that expanded gun ownership in the country, saying only the "police and the army must be well-armed."
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Police in Brazil arrested a man on suspicion of planning an assassination attempt on President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva ahead of the Amazon summit to be held next week.
Authorities said military police officers shared messages promoting a coup and had prior knowledge of the pro-Bolsonaro riots. They have been charged with attempted coup d'etat and other crimes.
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