Latest Brazil government News

Bolsonaro returns to Brazil after 3-month stint in Florida

Mar. 30, 2023 16:21 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Former President Jair Bolsonaro returned Thursday to Brazil after a three-month stint in Florida following his election loss, and the right-wing populist told supporters he doesn’t think leftists will be in power in Brazil for long. Bolsonaro, who is the...

Former President Jair Bolsonaro returns to Brazil seeking new political role after three months in Florida

Mar. 30, 2023 06:47 AM EDT
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Former President Jair Bolsonaro returns to Brazil seeking new political role after three months in Florida.

Residents protest zipline on Rio’s iconic Sugarloaf Mountain

Mar. 27, 2023 03:18 AM EDT

Some 200 protesters gathered beneath Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Sugarloaf Mountain to protest the ongoing construction of ziplines aimed at boosting tourism, alleging it will cause unacceptable impacts. The four steel lines will run 755 meters (almost 2,500 feet) over the forest...

Brazil's Lula cancels trip to China because of pneumonia

Mar. 25, 2023 17:30 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has canceled his trip to China after contracting pneumonia, the presidential palace said on Saturday. Lula, 77, was admitted to a hospital in the capital of Brasilia with flu-like symptoms and was diagnosed with...

Bolsonaro's legal woes deepen with undeclared diamond gifts

Mar. 25, 2023 00:17 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Undeclared diamond jewelry brought into Brazil from Saudi Arabia has deepened the legal jeopardy of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. An investigation into two sets of jewels reportedly worth millions is only the latest scandal threatening the far-right politician....

Brazil's Bolsonaro turns in undeclared jewels to authorities

Mar. 24, 2023 13:11 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A representative of Brazil’s former President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday handed a set of diamond jewelry he received during his presidency over to a state bank, as ordered by a government watchdog amid an investigation into the gifts. Federal police and...

Brazil’s Lula contracts pneumonia, pushes back China trip

Mar. 24, 2023 10:23 AM EDT

Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has pushed back his departure to China after contracting “mild pneumonia," the presidential palace said in a statement Friday. Lula, 77, underwent medical examinations in a hospital after a trip to Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, the...

Brazil watchdog tells Bolsonaro to cede jewels from Saudis

Mar. 22, 2023 21:06 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian government watchdog voted Wednesday to give former President Jair Bolsonaro five working days to return to authorities a set of jewels he received from Saudi Arabia in 2021. All nine members of the government watchdog voted in favor of requiring...

Macron wants French pension plan implemented by end of year

Mar. 22, 2023 17:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron is stubbornly resisting growing discontent on the streets of France, saying on Wednesday that the pension bill he pushed through without a vote in parliament to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 must be implemented by the end of the year. ...

Governments pledge money, attention to Venezuela's crisis

Mar. 17, 2023 14:26 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Governments and financial institutions pledged millions of dollars Friday for humanitarian and development projects to address the urgent needs of Venezuelans at home and abroad affected by a crisis that diplomats acknowledged requires renewed attention. ...