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Supporters of Brazil's Bolsonaro stage huge demonstration to defend him amid investigations

Feb. 25, 2024 20:28 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro staged a huge rally jamming a main avenue in Brazil's biggest city Sunday to defend him against legal challenges that could put him in jail. The far-right leader said in a speech that he seeks "pacification to erase...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro stays silent in meeting with police as part of coup investigation

Feb. 22, 2024 15:12 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro and some of his former top aides met Thursday with police as part of an investigation into allegations they plotted a coup to remove Bolsonaro's successor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Bolsonaro arrived at Federal...

Brazilian police charge ex-President Bolsonaro's youngest son with alleged fraud

Feb. 15, 2024 20:53 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police said Thursday they have charged the youngest son of former President Jair Bolsonaro with alleged fraud, adding to the legal pressure on the family of the far-right leader who is himself facing several investigations. Police in Brazil's Federal...

Brazil observes anniversary of the anti-democratic uprising in the capital

Jan. 08, 2024 19:37 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil on Monday observed the anniversary of last year's uprising in the capital when thousands of supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro invaded government buildings and called for a military intervention to remove President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from office. ...

A year after pro-Bolsonaro riots and dozens of arrests, Brazil is still recovering

Jan. 07, 2024 18:22 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Congress has everything ready to open an exhibit Monday featuring pieces including a tapestry crafted by renowned artist Burle Marx and a replica of the country’s constitution dated 1988. The display is notable not because of the rarity of the...

Brazil's economy improves during President Lula's first year back, but a political divide remains

Jan. 02, 2024 00:36 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva likes to boast he had a good first year after returning to the job. The economy is improving, Congress passed a long-overdue tax reform bill, rioters who wanted to oust him are now in jail, and his predecessor and foe Jair...

Brazil's Senate approves Lula ally as new Supreme Court justice

Dec. 13, 2023 20:32 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Senate approved the appointment of Justice Minister Flávio Dino on Wednesday to take a seat on the country's Supreme Court. Dino, a former leftist state governor who cracked down on supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro after they rampaged through...