Latest Jair Bolsonaro News

Biden and Brazil's Lula focus on workers' rights while publicly playing down differences

Sep. 20, 2023 18:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden and his Brazilian counterpart, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, played up their mutual affection for workers’ rights Wednesday as the leaders of the Western Hemisphere’s two largest democracies met in New York, steering clear in public about their differences on...

Brazil's Lula pitches his nation — and himself — as fresh leader for Global South

Sep. 19, 2023 18:49 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — “Brazil is back.” That has been Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's refrain for the better part of the last year, with the president deploying the snappy slogan to cast Brazil — and himself — as a leader of the Global South no longer content to abide the world's outdated...

Brazil restores stricter climate goals

Sep. 16, 2023 19:22 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil is reinstating stronger greenhouse gas commitments it made in 2015 as part of the Paris Agreement that were weakened under former President Jair Bolsonaro. The announcement was made Thursday by the country's Committee on Climate Change, a joint body...

Brazilian leader Lula rekindles ties with Cuba at G77 summit in Havana

Sep. 16, 2023 18:01 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva met with his Cuban counterpart Saturday in Havana, signaling a revitalization of ties between the two countries in the first trip by a Brazilian president to the Caribbean nation in nine years. Lula was in Havana...

Brazil's top court imposes 17-year sentence, in first case against rioters who stormed the capital

Sep. 14, 2023 15:08 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s Supreme Court on Thursday handed a 17-year prison sentence to a supporter of former President Jair Bolsonaro who stormed top government offices on Jan. 8 in an alleged bid to forcefully restore the right-wing leader to office. Aécio Lúcio Costa...

Brazilian Indigenous women use fashion to showcase their claim to rights and the demarcation of land

Sep. 13, 2023 21:02 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Indigenous women in Brazil’s capital Brasilia showcased their creations during a fashion event as part of the Third March of Indigenous Women to claim women’s rights and the demarcation of Indigenous lands. Under a huge white marquee, models in...

Pro-Bolsonaro rioters on trial for storming Brazil’s top government offices

Sep. 13, 2023 17:39 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s Supreme Court justices on Wednesday began deciding whether to convict defendants accused of storming top government offices on Jan. 8 in an alleged bid to forcefully restore former President Jair Bolsonaro to office. Bolsonaro supporter Aécio Lúcio...

G20 leaders pay respects at Gandhi memorial as they wrap up Indian summit and hand over to Brazil

Sep. 10, 2023 07:17 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — G20 leaders paid their respects to Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi as their summit came to a close Sunday, a day after the group added a new member and reached agreement on a range of issues but softened language on Russia's war in Ukraine. The Group of...

Brazil's Lula seeks to project unity and bring the army in line during Independence Day events

Sep. 07, 2023 15:13 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva sought to project national unity Thursday during Independence Day events that included a military parade in the capital, just eight months after his predecessor's supporters launched an uprising hoping to prompt the army to oust...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro questioned on gifts of jewelry and watches from Saudi Arabia while in office

Aug. 31, 2023 15:54 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian federal police questioned former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday about attempting to sneak in diamond jewelry reportedly worth $3 million and the sale of two luxury watches he received as gifts from Saudi Arabia while in office, federal authorities...