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

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

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

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

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

With Bolsonaro Tamed in Defeat, Brazil Steps Back From Brink

In the run-up to Brazil’s presidential election, many feared a narrow result would be contested and spell the death knell for Latin America’s largest democracy. So far, however, the worst fears have been averted.

  • Nov 3, 2022
  • 10:28 AM

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Tells Supreme Court Election ‘Is Over’

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration signaled a willingness to hand over power, two days after a nail-biting election loss to leftist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and amid speculation the far-right incumbent might fight the result.

  • Nov 2, 2022
  • 10:23 AM

Bolsonaro Declines to Concede Brazil Defeat in First Address

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday did not concede the election he lost to leftist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in a brief speech that marked his first comments since results were released two days ago.

  • Nov 1, 2022
  • 4:44 PM

President-Elect Lula Faces Heavily Pro-Bolsonaro Government, Public

The election to Congress of Bolsonaro supporters, as well as a deeply divided Brazilian public, spell difficult years for incoming President Lula da Silva. Backed by a broad coalition of supporters on the left and the right, he will also have a hard time satisfying all of his allies.

  • Oct 31, 2022
  • 5:42 PM

Lula Defeats Bolsonaro to Become Brazil’s President—Again

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s electoral authority said Sunday that Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the leftist Worker’s Party defeated incumbent Jair Bolsonaro to become the country’s next president.

  • Oct 30, 2022
  • 7:11 PM

Two Wounded at Bolsonaro Rally in Brazil, Tensions High Before Sunday Vote

A violent showdown at a Bolsonaro rally on Sunday left two wounded, and political tensions remain heightened leading up to the October 30 runoff election between right-wing incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro and left-wing former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

  • Oct 25, 2022
  • 4:54 PM

Brazil’s da Silva, Bolsonaro Clash in 1st One-on-One Debate

Brazil’s former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and incumbent Jair Bolsonaro clashed in their first one-on-one debate Sunday, two weeks before the presidential election’s runoff. The two repeatedly called each other liars during an encounter lasting about an hour and a half.

  • Oct 17, 2022
  • 10:02 AM

Brazil on the Brink as Bolsonaro Secures Run-Off Election With Lula

Despite Lula’s partial victory on Sunday, Bolsonaro has been the big winner of Brazil’s elections this year so far, expanding his base of support in Congress and among allied governors, while seeing other supporters succeed in securing second-round showdowns.

  • Oct 3, 2022
  • 3:58 PM

Brazil Election Authority: Bolsonaro, Lula Headed to Runoff

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s top two presidential candidates were neck-and-neck late Sunday in a highly polarized election that could determine if the country returns a leftist to the helm of the world’s fourth-largest democracy or keeps the far-right incumbent in office for another four years.

  • Oct 2, 2022
  • 8:44 PM

Brazilians Fear Bolsonaro Attacks on Democracy in Desperate Days Before Election (OPINION)

As in previous months, September has seen President Bolsonaro tell more lies, make more threats to democracy, and garner more bad news for his campaign in the weeks before the election on October 2.

  • Sep 28, 2022
  • 11:26 AM

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Flops in TV Debate as Attacks on Democracy Continue

After missing live TV debates during the last election, Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, decided to participate this year, treating Brazilians to a horror show of misogyny and anger.

  • Sep 6, 2022
  • 3:31 PM

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Increases Threats Against Democracy Ahead of Election

Following the murders of an English journalist and a Brazilian activist in June, suspicions have been raised as to the level of interference in police work by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, whose attacks against democratic institutions and norms are only increasing as October’s presidential election approaches.

  • Jul 6, 2022
  • 1:17 PM

Bolsonaro Regains Popularity as More Controversy Surrounds Brazil Government

Data shows that Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro worked an average of three hours and 10 minutes a day in January. It is hard to imagine that he decided to work more in February and March. In just over three hours, however, Bolsonaro was able to amass more controversies.

  • Mar 31, 2022
  • 11:36 AM

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