Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro Is Afraid of Going to Jail, and He’s Right to Be

It’s getting hard to keep track of all the charges against Brazil’s president.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #corruption-institutional, #elections

Bolsonaro Gathers New Audience for Old Claim: Brazil’s Elections Could Be Rigged

President Jair Bolsonaro elevated his vote-fraud claims from a matter of domestic politics to foreign policy, heightening international fears that he would dispute the coming election.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #computers-and-the-internet, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #elections, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-machines

How Bolsonaro Is Using the Military to Challenge Brazil’s Election

Despite little evidence of past fraud, President Jair Bolsonaro has long raised doubts about Brazil’s electoral process. Now the military is expressing similar concerns.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #elections, #project-democracy, #sullivan-jacob-j-1976, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-machines

Where Is Dom Phillips?

The disappearance of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira signals another tipping point in the Amazon.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #environment, #forests-and-forestry

Biden Races to Expand Coalition Against Russia but Meets Resistance

Many Asian, African and Latin American nations are maintaining ties with Russia as the United States tries to isolate President Vladimir V. Putin and end the war in Ukraine.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #foreign-aid, #international-relations, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations

Men Missing in Amazon Faced Threats Before They Disappeared

Dom Phillips, a British journalist, and Bruno Pereira, a Brazilian expert on Indigenous groups, have not been seen since Sunday. They faced threats before they disappeared.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #indigenous-people, #javari-valley-brazil, #mendes-chico, #pereira-bruno-araujo, #phillips-dom-journalist

Brazil Replenishes Stockpiles of Russian Fertilizer

Officials expected the war to trap up to 15 percent of the world’s fertilizer exports in Russia. But Brazil and other countries have found a way to get it.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #food-and-agriculture-organization-of-the-united-nations, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Bolsonaro-Supporting Brazilian Telegram Channels Are Wild and Sinister

The problem is much bigger than a few scattered posts by lunatics.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #da-silva-luiz-inacio-lula, #elections, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media

The Sunday Read: ‘The War for the Rainforest’

Set aside for an isolated Indigenous group, the Brazilian preserve Ituna-Itatá has now been heavily deforested — evidence of the intractable forces destroying the Amazon.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #indigenous-people, #politics-and-government, #the-daily-radio-program

Brazil’s climate politics are shifting. That matters for the whole planet.

The Amazon is emerging as a central issue in this year’s presidential campaign. Leaders have taken note.

#agriculture-and-farming, #amazon-jungle, #beef, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #da-silva-luiz-inacio-lula, #elections, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #indigenous-people, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl

Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, Is Bringing Devastation to the World

Brazil’s president has the planet in his cross hairs.

#amazon-jungle, #amazon-river, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #environment, #indigenous-people, #mines-and-mining

Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, Is Bringing Devastation to the World

Brazil’s president has the planet in his cross hairs.

#amazon-jungle, #amazon-river, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #environment, #indigenous-people, #mines-and-mining

Brazil Lifts Its Ban on Telegram After Two Days

Brazil’s Supreme Court blocked Telegram on Friday. The messaging app then responded with measures to fight misinformation, and the court quickly lifted its ban.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #da-silva-luiz-inacio-lula, #mobile-applications, #rumors-and-misinformation, #telegram-llc

Climate change is making armed conflict worse. Here’s how.

Warming is “unambiguously worsening” conditions that contribute to clashes and deepen the pain for civilians, a new study says.

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Deforestation in Amazon Rainforest Threatens Indigenous Lands

Set aside for an isolated Indigenous group, the Brazilian preserve Ituna-Itatá has now been heavily deforested — a grim illustration of the intractable forces destroying the Amazon.

#altamira-brazil, #amazon-jungle, #belo-monte-dam-brazil, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #forests-and-forestry, #gold, #indigenous-people, #mines-and-mining, #native-americans, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #xingu-river-brazil

Putin’s Aggression Leaves His Right-Wing Fan Club Squirming

The Russian strongman has for years been idolized by a Who’s Who of populist, nationalist leaders. They are now stumbling over what to say.

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A World Away From Ukraine, Russia Is Courting Latin America

The Ukraine crisis has revived a struggle over Latin America between the U.S. and Russia, as Vladimir V. Putin seeks greater influence in the region.

#argentina, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #china, #colombia, #cuba, #defense-and-military-forces, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #fernandez-alberto-1959, #latin-america, #nicaragua, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #ortega-daniel, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #venezuela, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Bolsonaro Tried and Failed to Stop Vaccination for Children

The president’s sabotage efforts have foundered.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #vaccination-and-immunization

Olavo de Carvalho, Bolsonaro’s Far-Right Guru, Dies at 74

He was the intellectual leader of Brazil’s far-right movement and a conspiracy theorist who mocked the pandemic. He died days after announcing he had Covid.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #conspiracy-theories, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-carvalho-olavo-1947-2022, #deaths-obituaries, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, Is Hospitalized, Local Reports Say

Mr. Bolsonaro has previously undergone surgeries related to serious stabbing wounds he suffered while on the campaign trail in 2018.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil

Brazil Flooding Kills at Least 20 and Displaces Thousands

In northeast Brazil, local officials say they have never before seen flooding on this scale. Tens of thousands were forced to flee their homes.

#bahia-brazil, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #floods, #global-warming, #levees-and-dams, #rain

Bolsonaro Appeared to Me in a Ketamine Hallucination

I became an elephant, an octopus, a balloon. I grew giant hands. But I couldn’t shake my sadness.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #ketamine-drug

I Took Ketamine for My Depression. Things Got Pretty Weird.

I became an elephant, an octopus, a balloon. I grew giant hands. But I couldn’t shake my sadness.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #ketamine-drug

Inflationary Wave Changes Political Terrain for Right-Wing Populists

The leaders of Turkey, Hungary and Brazil are all grappling with problems posed by the global rise in prices ahead of national elections.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #da-silva-luiz-inacio-lula, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elections, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #hungary, #inflation-economics, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #turkey

Across the World, Covid Anxiety and Depression Take Hold

It is still unclear how much of a threat the fast-spreading Omicron variant poses, but fear and a sudden revival of restrictions have added to an epidemic of loneliness.

#africa, #anxiety-and-stress, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #depression-mental, #europe, #johnson-boris, #quarantine-life-and-culture

A Slow-Motion Climate Disaster: The Spread of Barren Land

Brazil’s northeast, long a victim of droughts, is now effectively turning into a desert. The cause? Climate change and the landowners who are most affected.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #clay, #deserts, #drought, #weather

Brazil’s President Lula Is Staging a Comeback. Can He Bring the Country Along?

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the former president, has beat back a flurry of corruption cases and climbed to the front of next year’s presidential race.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazilian-development-bank, #corruption-institutional, #da-silva-luiz-inacio-lula, #elections

Amazon Deforestation Soars to 15-Year High

Brazil committed this month to end illegal deforestation in eight years, but a government report raises questions about its intent and ability to meet that target.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #deforestation, #forests-and-forestry, #politics-and-government, #united-nations, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

Trump Allies Help Bolsonaro Sow Doubt in Brazil’s Elections

With his poll numbers falling, President Jair Bolsonaro is already questioning the legitimacy of next year’s election. He has help from the United States.

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Brazil’s Far-Right Disinformation Pushers Find a Safe Space on Telegram

In a social media ecosystem facing mounting pressure to combat fake news and polarization, Telegram is the most permissive disseminator of content — and disinformation.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #censorship, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #social-media, #telegram-llc

At COP26 Summit, Urgent Pleas to Combat Global Warning

The opening day of a climate summit was heavy on dire warnings and light on substantive proposals as leaders in Glasgow met to discuss a warming world.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #glasgow-scotland, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #johnson-boris, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-international-relations

The Charges Against Bolsonaro Are a Welcome Start

The Brazilian president’s catastrophic leadership has been painstakingly laid bare.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-criminal-court, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Brazil Senate’s Pandemic Panel, in Last-Minute Shift, Softened Criminal Recommendations on Bolsonaro

Senators on the 11-member panel had second thoughts about the provability of homicide and genocide charges. Instead, they accused the president of “crimes against humanity.”

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #calheiros-renan, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Bolsonaro’s Pandemic Handling Draws Explosive Allegation: Homicide

A long-awaited report from a panel of Brazilian senators concludes that Jair Bolsonaro purposely let the coronavirus kill Brazilians in a failed bid for herd immunity.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #calheiros-renan, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Bolsonaro Should Face Homicide Charges Over Pandemic, Brazil Lawmakers Say

A long-awaited report from Brazil’s Senate concludes that Jair Bolsonaro purposely let the coronavirus kill Brazilians in a failed bid for herd immunity.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #calheiros-renan, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #politics-and-government

Bolsonaro’s Ban on Removing Social Media Posts Is Overturned in Brazil

President Jair Bolsonaro had issued rules forbidding social networks from removing many posts that the sites considered misinformation. On Tuesday, Brazil’s Senate and top court killed the policy.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #computers-and-the-internet, #elections, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media

After Brazil’s Independence Day, It’s Clear What Bolsonaro Wants

His totalitarian aims are now unmistakable.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #da-silva-luiz-inacio-lula, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #politics-and-government

Bolsonaro Bans Social Networks From Removing Some Posts

The new rules in Brazil appear to be the first national policy that restricts how tech companies can control their sites, analysts say.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #computers-and-the-internet, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media

Large Pro-Bolsonaro Protests in Brazil Rattle Weary Nation

Critics see in the rhetoric of the leader, who is seeing declining poll numbers and mounting legal challenges, a parallel to former President Donald J. Trump’s.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brasilia-brazil, #brazil, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #rio-de-janeiro-brazil

Covid Ravaged South America. Then Came a Sharp Drop in Infections.

South America was the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic early this year. Experts are trying to find out why new infections and deaths are falling so fast.

#argentina, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #chile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #disease-rates, #south-america, #vaccination-and-immunization

Brazil Vaccine Scandal Imperils Bolsonaro as Protests Spread

Brazilians were angry over how slowly their government moved to acquire coronavirus vaccines. Now they’re incensed over a corruption scandal involving vaccine deals.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #da-silva-luiz-inacio-lula, #folha-de-sao-paulo, #politics-and-government, #rio-de-janeiro-brazil, #rousseff-dilma, #vaccination-and-immunization

Half a Million Covid Dead in Brazil, and Counting

With 2.7 percent of the world’s population, Brazil has suffered 13 percent of the Covid-19 fatalities, and the pandemic there is not abating.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #hospitals, #vaccination-and-immunization

As Coronavirus Toll Grows, Brazil’s Political Divisions Spill Onto the Streets

Opponents of President Jair Bolsonaro have mounted the largest protests since the beginning of the pandemic, suggesting new volatility before next year’s elections.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #da-silva-luiz-inacio-lula, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots

Brazil’s Covid Inquiry Reveals Bolsonaro’s Mismanagement

Brazil’s president, it turns out, had a plan all along.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov

Brazil’s Bid to Outsource Amazon Conservation Finds Few Takers

Brazil is seeking to share the cost and burden of protecting the rain forest with the private sector. But it has found few firms willing to help.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #carrefour-sa, #conservation-of-resources, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #politics-and-government, #public-private-sector-cooperation

Bolsonaro Seeks International Funding for Amazon Protection

The Biden era has prompted Brazil to take steps to repair its record as an environmental scoundrel — for which it’s seeking billions of dollars from the international community.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #environment, #global-warming, #united-states-international-relations

Ravaged by Covid, Brazil Faces a Hunger Epidemic

Tens of millions of Brazilians are facing hunger or food insecurity as the country’s Covid-19 crisis drags on, killing thousands of people every day.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-insecurity, #unemployment

My Daughter and I Are Trapped in Brazil’s Tragedy

We spend our days watching ambulances, as Covid-19 rips through the country.

#ambulances, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

Covid-19 Killed the Last Juma Elder in the Amazon

The coronavirus and Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, are jeopardizing the survival of Indigenous peoples and the future of the next human generation.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indigenous-people, #juma-aruka-d-2021, #land-use-policies

As Coronavirus and Economic Woes Ravage Brazil, Bolsonaro Improvises and Confounds

Critics see the recent behavior of Brazil’s president — polarizing in the best of times — as an unnerving sign of a flailing leader. His strategy, if there is one, is difficult to discern.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #disease-rates, #impeachment, #politics-and-government