Latest Jair Bolsonaro News

Global leaders condemn assassination attempt targeting former US President Donald Trump

Jul. 14, 2024 19:24 PM EDT

Global leaders expressed concern Sunday over an assassination attempt targeting former U.S. President Donald Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania that left one attendee dead and critically injured two others. Trump’s campaign said the presumptive Republican nominee was doing “fine”...

Brazil’s intelligence agency under Bolsonaro spied on judiciary and lawmakers, police say

Jul. 11, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An investigation by federal police has led to allegations that Brazil’s intelligence agency spied on members of the judiciary, lawmakers and journalists during the administration of former President Jair Bolsonaro, court records showed Thursday. Among those...

Brazil's police say Bolsonaro embezzled $1.2 million in undeclared jewelry from Saudi Arabia

Jul. 08, 2024 20:22 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s Federal Police allege former President Jair Bolsonaro embezzled jewelry worth 6.8 million Brazilian reals (about $1.2 million) during his time in office, according to the investigative report unsealed Monday by the Supreme Court. Bolsonaro was indicted...

Argentine President Milei heads to CPAC in Brazil, snubbing Lula and escalating a political feud

Jul. 07, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Given the choice between a far-right convention to bash his enemies and a presidential summit to discuss regional trade policy, Argentine President Javier Milei preferred the stadium packed with cheering fans. The libertarian leader on Sunday strode...

Brazil's Bolsonaro indicted for alleged money laundering for undeclared diamonds from Saudi Arabia

Jul. 05, 2024 19:33 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — The indictment of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for money laundering and criminal association in connection with undeclared diamonds from Saudi Arabia marked the far-right leader’s second formal accusation, with more potentially in store. The...

The dizzying array of legal threats to Brazil's former president Jair Bolsonaro

Jul. 05, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's former president Jair Bolsonaro has been a target for investigations since his early days in office, and the swarm of cases have multiplied since his failed reelection campaign in 2022. Authorities have been looking into everything from allegations he...

Brazilian police indict ex-President Bolsonaro in undeclared diamonds case, sources say

Jul. 05, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Federal Police have indicted former President Jair Bolsonaro for money laundering and criminal association in connection with undeclared diamonds the far-right leader received from Saudi Arabia during his time in office, according to a source with knowledge of the...

New Petrobras chief is sworn in as market worries Brazil's government will have heavier hand

Jun. 20, 2024 02:14 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of Brazil’s state-run oil giant Petrobras, Magda Chambriard, was sworn in Wednesday amid market concerns of increased government intervention in the company. President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva — who nominated Chambriard — attended the ceremony...

Gay pride revelers in Sao Paulo reclaim Brazil's national symbols

Jun. 02, 2024 20:53 PM EDT

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) — The iconic yellow and green of Brazil's flag mixed with a sea of rainbow-colored tutus, hand fans and drag queen hairdos at Sunday's LGBTQ+ pride parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The annual event along Sao Paulo's main thoroughfare is among the biggest gay...

A second scourge is battering Brazil's flooded south: Disinformation

May. 15, 2024 21:14 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — While flooding that has devastated Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul state has yet to subside, another scourge has spread across the region: disinformation on social media that has hampered desperate efforts to get aid to hundreds of thousands in need. Among fake...