The COVID Corruption Scandals of Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro

Calls for impeachment grow louder in Brazil as President Jair Bolsonaro finds himself at the center of various scandals and investigations into his government’s handling of the COVID pandemic.

  • Jun 30, 2021
  • 10:30 AM

Jair Bolsonaro’s Son Faces Corruption Charges

The 39-year-old senator’s affairs have been under the spotlight since his father’s January 2019 inauguration.

  • Nov 5, 2020
  • 2:49 PM

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Removes Mask During Press Conference

In a news conference yesterday, Bolsonaro also boasted about using hydroxychloroquine, a drug which has not been proven to be effective against the virus, in order to speed his recovery.

  • Jul 8, 2020
  • 12:28 PM

Jair Bolsonaro Becomes Brazil’s New President

Fernando Haddad, his main opponent, only got 44.3 percent of the votes.

  • Oct 29, 2018
  • 1:00 PM

Brazil’s Congress Reelects Leaders, Boosting Lula’s Agenda

Brazilian lawmakers on Wednesday voted to reelect the heads of both the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, bolstering President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s prospects for passing legislation and governing in the polarized nation.

  • Feb 2, 2023
  • 10:42 AM

Brazil: 2023 Starts With Coup Attempt, News of Genocide Against Indigenous in the Amazon

January has proved that Bolsonaro’s defeat last year was far from a game over for the far-right. We also look at the genocidal policies against the Yanomami people of the Amazon, who are dying of treatable diseases and starvation due to illegal mining on their lands.

  • Jan 30, 2023
  • 2:52 PM

Brownlisted: Putting the ‘Con’ in ‘Congressman’

A wrap-up of the most important and interesting Latino news items from the past week

  • Jan 18, 2023
  • 5:06 PM

Brownlisted: Who Wants a Mazapán?

A roundup of the week’s top Latino news from around the world, written by Latino Rebels senior editor Hector Luis Alamo.

  • Jan 13, 2023
  • 4:35 PM

Brazil, Biden and the Border

Following a week that included a failed coup attempt in Brazil by followers of former president Jair Bolsonaro and U.S. president Joe Biden receiving heavy criticism for expanding Trump-era immigration policy, what parallels can be drawn from these events? Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela searches for answers by welcoming both Sabrina Fernandes and Juliana Macedo do Nascimento to discuss both issues.

  • Jan 12, 2023
  • 5:43 PM

America’s Political Violence Spills Over to Brazil (OPINION)

The violence that erupted in Brazil over the weekend has broad implications for Americans. Most immediately, it’s a reminder that instead of championing democracy, we’re exporting shameful coup tactics.

  • Jan 12, 2023
  • 11:53 AM

Bolsonaro Eyes Return to Brazil as US Stay Pressures Biden

The Biden administration is under growing pressure from leftists in Latin America as well as U.S. lawmakers to expel Jair Bolsonaro from a post-presidential retreat in Florida following his supporters’ brazen attack on Brazil’s capital over the weekend.

  • Jan 11, 2023
  • 10:32 AM

Brazil Cracks Down Post-Riot, Vows to Protect Democracy

Brazilian authorities vowed Monday to protect democracy and punish thousands of supporters of ex-President Jair Bolsonaro who stormed and trashed the nation’s highest seats of power in chaos with striking similarities to the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

  • Jan 9, 2023
  • 2:48 PM

Pro-Bolsonaro Protesters Storm Brazil’s Congress, High Court

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who refuse to accept his electoral defeat stormed Congress, the Supreme Court and presidential palace in the capital Sunday, just a week after the inauguration of his leftist rival, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

  • Jan 8, 2023
  • 4:13 PM

Brownlisted: New Year, Same Bull

A rundown of the Latino-centric news from the first week of the new year.

  • Jan 6, 2023
  • 12:24 PM

Lula Returns

With the return of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as Brazil’s president and the hope of Brazilian democracy being renewed, Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela begins the new year by speaking with Brazil-based freelance journalist Michael Fox on what lies ahead for Lula’s second run in office following the right-wing presidency of Jair Bolsonaro.

  • Jan 5, 2023
  • 5:04 PM

Lula Assumes Presidency in Brazil as Bolsonaro Hides in Florida, Supporters Grow More Violent (OPINION)

Against the backdrop of increasingly violent protests by supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro, who has fled to Florida in hopes of escaping prosecution in Brazil, Sunday saw the formerly jailed Lula da Silva of the Workers’ Party resume the presidency.

  • Jan 3, 2023
  • 2:18 PM

Brownlisted: America’s Favorite (and Stolen) Christmas Flower

Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo gives a rundown of some of the facts, bits of news, real histories, and actual lies he came across during the past week.

  • Dec 16, 2022
  • 4:09 PM

Brazil Still in Turmoil One Month After Presidential Election

November ended as an extremely violent month in Brazil—not only in the political field, with fanatics of the still-President Jair Bolsonaro again blocking roads and even resorting to terrorism, but also with the mass shooting at two schools in Aracruz, in the interior state of Espírito Santo.

  • Dec 5, 2022
  • 3:38 PM

Puerto Rico Towns Sue Oil Companies for Climate Denial

A group of 16 municipalities filed a lawsuit on November 22 against multiple Big Oil companies for downplaying the risks of their fossil-fuel products on climate change.

  • Dec 5, 2022
  • 12:12 PM

Brownlisted: ‘Beans, Greens, Potatoes, Tomatoes…’

Latino Rebels’ senior editor Hector Luis Alamo provides an overview of some of the most interesting and important things he’s seen, read, and heard over the past week.

  • Nov 25, 2022
  • 1:14 PM

Bolsonaro Contests Brazil Election Loss, Wants Votes Voided

More than three weeks after losing a reelection bid, President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday blamed a software bug and demanded the electoral authority annul votes cast on most of Brazil’s electronic voting machines, though independent experts say the bug doesn’t affect the reliability of results.

  • Nov 23, 2022
  • 10:35 AM

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