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Explained: Why Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro is miffed with Leonardo DiCaprio
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Explained: Why Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro is miffed with Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio has been urging first-time voters in Brazil to register to vote in the October presidential election that is expected to pit Jair Bolsonaro against Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the Leftist Workers' Party

Not just Viagra pills for its troops, Brazil military also bought 60 penis implants, claims lawmaker
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Not just Viagra pills for its troops, Brazil military also bought 60 penis implants, claims lawmaker

Congressman Eliaz Vaz, who also exposed the Viagra spending, said the defence ministry had bought 60 'inflatable silicone penile' implants at a cost of between 50,000 and 60,000 reais each, for three different military hospitals

How Russia is quietly courting Latin America in the middle of Ukraine crisis
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How Russia is quietly courting Latin America in the middle of Ukraine crisis

The recent Latin American diplomacy is a reminder that to Putin, a broader goal is paramount in his foreign policy: to return Russia to the status of a great power capable of challenging the United States

Narendra Modi's YouTube subscribers’ count crosses 1 crore, highest among top world leaders
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Narendra Modi's YouTube subscribers’ count crosses 1 crore, highest among top world leaders

YouTube subscription of world leaders such as Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro is 36 lakh, Mexico's Andrés Manuel López Obrador is 30.7 lakh

Brazil: At least seven dead, three missing and over 30 hurt after cliff collapses onto boats carrying tourists
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Brazil: At least seven dead, three missing and over 30 hurt after cliff collapses onto boats carrying tourists

The incident, which took place at Furnas Lake in Minas Gerais state, could have been caused by very heavy rains in recent days in southeastern Brazil, according to firefighters

Jair Bolsonaro: Dubbed 'Trump of Tropics', Brazil's polarising far-right president
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Jair Bolsonaro: Dubbed 'Trump of Tropics', Brazil's polarising far-right president

The aura of invincibility around the far-right leader has faded as he enters the last year of his term with his popularity at an all-time low, the economy in recession and Brazil hit by one of the world's worst COVID-19 outbreaks.

Jair Bolsonaro 'doing well' after being hospitalized in Sao Paulo with abdominal discomfort, say authorities
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Jair Bolsonaro 'doing well' after being hospitalized in Sao Paulo with abdominal discomfort, say authorities

Bolsonaro posted a photo of himself on Twitter in the hospital bed, giving a thumbs up. He wrote that more tests will be done for a possible surgery

Amazon deforestation in Brazil rises by 22% in a year; a look at what caused deterioration in 15 years
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Amazon deforestation in Brazil rises by 22% in a year; a look at what caused deterioration in 15 years

The National Institute for Space Research's Prodes monitoring system showed the Brazilian Amazon lost 13,235 square kilometers of rainforest in the 12-month reference period from 2020 August to July 2021

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro to join centrist party, eyeing reelection in 2022
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Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro to join centrist party, eyeing reelection in 2022

The Liberal Party - known by its Portuguese initials PL - and other Central parties are notorious for their ideological malleability and swapping support for government appointments and earmarks

Brazil senators bat for criminal indictment of President Jair Bolsonaro for COVID mishandling; all you need to know
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Brazil senators bat for criminal indictment of President Jair Bolsonaro for COVID mishandling; all you need to know

The 7-to-4 vote Tuesday by the 11-member committee ended its six-month investigation of the government’s handling of the pandemic and calls for prosecutors to put Bolsonaro on trial for charges ranging from charlatanism and inciting crime to misuse of public funds and crimes against humanity.

Facebook, Instagram remove Jair Bolsonaro video claiming COVID-19 vaccines cause AIDS
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Facebook, Instagram remove Jair Bolsonaro video claiming COVID-19 vaccines cause AIDS

The claim was among the most bizarre that the Brazilian president, who contracted the virus last year and remains unvaccinated, has made about immunisation against the coronavirus to date.

Brazil's unvaccinated president Jair Bolsonaro angry at missed football game
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Brazil's unvaccinated president Jair Bolsonaro angry at missed football game

The protocol agreed by the Brazilian football confederation says all people inside stadiums must be vaccinated and recently tested.

Support COVID-19 vaccination efforts, but against health passports, says Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro at UNGA
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Support COVID-19 vaccination efforts, but against health passports, says Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro at UNGA

Bolsonaro was the first world leader to speak at the high-level meet after UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the debate

Brazil's unvaccinated president to defy New York jab rule for UN meet
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Brazil's unvaccinated president to defy New York jab rule for UN meet

Jair Bolsonaro refuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 claiming that he is already immunised because his antibody rate remains "at the top"

'Attack on democracy': Brazil's Supreme Court slams President Jair Bolsonaro for threats
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'Attack on democracy': Brazil's Supreme Court slams President Jair Bolsonaro for threats

Bolsonaro has repeatedly hit out at the high court, which has ordered investigations of him and his inner circle, notably over accusations of systematically spreading fake news from within the government

Brazil Supreme Court gives go-ahead to probe of Jair Bolsonaro over Covaxin deal
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Brazil Supreme Court gives go-ahead to probe of Jair Bolsonaro over Covaxin deal

Justice Rosa Weber said the investigation is supported by recent testimony in a Senate committee investigating the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic

Bharat Biotech says 'no wrongdoing' amid Brazil Covaxin controversy; all you need to know
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Bharat Biotech says 'no wrongdoing' amid Brazil Covaxin controversy; all you need to know

The Brazilian government, which had earlier agreed to purchase 20 million doses of Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, announced the suspension of the contract following allegations of irregularities in the deal.

Brazil to suspend Covaxin deal, probe launched into corruption allegations against Jair Bolsonaro
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Brazil to suspend Covaxin deal, probe launched into corruption allegations against Jair Bolsonaro

An official from the country's health ministry said he faced pressure to greenlight the import of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and that there were irregularities in the invoices

Copa America 2021: Brazil Supreme Court gives green light to tournament despite COVID-19 pandemic
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Copa America 2021: Brazil Supreme Court gives green light to tournament despite COVID-19 pandemic

Various judges however ordered the government to take additional safety measures.

Copa America's fate rests in hands of Brazil Supreme Court amid surge in country's COVID-19 cases
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Copa America's fate rests in hands of Brazil Supreme Court amid surge in country's COVID-19 cases

Already delayed by 12 months because of the pandemic, the Copa America nearly unravelled when original co-hosts Colombia and Argentina fell through at the last minute — the former because of violent anti-government protests, the latter because of a surge of COVID-19.