Covid-19 crisis and now potential impeachment crisis engulf Brazil’s Bolsonaro
29 April 2020 | 12:55 pm
We look at concerns over links between coronavirus and a potentially deadly childhood syndrome called Kawasaki syndrome that has Australian doctors on alert. Also, there's anger over Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the coronavirus crisis as the death toll surpasses 5,000. He’s also the focus of a new Supreme Court investigation into obstruction of justice. Finally, a 101-year-old New York woman has beaten coronavirus, after surviving the Spanish flu!
2 Jan 2019
Brazil has sworn in former army captain President Jair Bolsonaro, amid tight security. The far-right politician, an admirer of the country’s former military dictatorship, pledged to rid the country of "ideological ties."
13 Jul 2019
Congress blocks his plans, his policies are not implemented and his Cabinet is in disarray. Clearly Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro cannot govern. And it seems he doesn't even care to try.
31 Aug 2019
Brazil's president said that environmental challenges must be met while respecting "national sovereignty" and announced a meeting of countries that share the Amazon to tackle the devastating fires.
6 Sep 2019
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.
1 Dec 2019
The "Alliance for Brazil" aims to fight against "communism, globalism and any ideology that is against the natural order." The far-right leader is hoping to regain the trust of evangelical voters.
7 Jan 2021
With state subsidies to fight poverty now ended, Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro says his country is "broke" and he is unable to do anything about it, attributing the crisis to "the press-fueled" coronavirus.
2 Apr 2021
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.
27 Jul 2021
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said his country is paying the price for current president Jair Bolsonaro's "incompetence" in dealing with the Covid-19 crisis and that "he is responsible for a part of all these Brazilians who have lost their lives".
11 Aug 2021
Indigenous groups have filed a request with the ICC in The Hague for it to investigate Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro over alleged genocide and crimes against humanity.
25 Oct 2021
Covid-19 has caused over 600,000 deaths in Brazil. But who, or what, is responsible for the situation that many see as a complete mishandling of the health crisis?A parliamentary commission suggests President Bolsonaro should now face charges of crimes against humanity for his responsibility in the management of the pandemic. Our Brazil bureau has more on the story.
5 Jan 2022
The Brazilian president was discharged from a Sao Paulo hospital after experiencing abdominal pain. He has undergone at least four surgeries since 2018.
25 Jul 2022
Bolsonaro was nominated by the right-wing Liberal Party as its official presidential candidate. Polls show leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva defeating Bolsonaro handily in the October elections.
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