Bolsonaro’s Welfare Plan Shakes Brazil Markets, Officials Quit. Here’s Why

Reading Time: 4 minutes Jair Bolsonaro offered to “help” 750,000 truckers with compensation for increases in diesel price. (File) Brazil: A proposal by Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro to dramatically increase welfare payments to the country’s underprivileged groups a year ahead of elections shook markets Thursday and triggered resignations at the Ministry of Economy. The program could cost the … Read more

bolsonaro: Senate report calls for charging Brazil leader Bolsonaro over Covid pandemic – Times of India

Reading Time: 10 minutes BRASILIA: A Brazilian Senate report recommended Wednesday pursuing crimes against humanity and other charges against President Jair Bolsonaro for allegedly bungling Brazil’s response to Covid-19 and contributing to the country having the world’s second-highest pandemic death toll. Sen. Renan Calheiros presented the proposal to a committee of colleagues that has spent six months investigating the … Read more

“Guilty Of Nothing”: Jair Bolsonaro Denies Brazil Senate Panel’s Pandemic Charges

Reading Time: 8 minutes Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly played down the seriousness of the virus(File) Braslia: A Brazilian senate committee on Wednesday recommended that President Jair Bolsonaro face at least 10 charges, including crimes against humanity, over his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. The 66-year-old leader quickly rejected the accusations, insisting he was “guilty of nothing.” Brazil is one … Read more

Brazil Senate Panel Recommends 10 Pandemic Charges Against Jair Bolsonaro: Report

Reading Time: 8 minutes Brazil is one of the worst affected countries in the world by the pandemic (File) Braslia: A Brazilian senate committee on Wednesday recommended that President Jair Bolsonaro face at least 10 charges, including crimes against humanity, over his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report published in local media. Following six months of … Read more

Brazil Senate Report Drops Call For Homicide Charge Against President Jair Bolsonaro

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brasilia: Brazilian senators investigating Brazil’s handling of COVID-19 have dropped a recommendation from their draft report that President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with homicide for alleged government errors, Brazilian media reported Wednesday. Senators leading the congressional probe met late Tuesday to discuss a report prepared by opposition Senator Renan Calheiros and agreed to remove accusations … Read more

Brazil president to face charge of ‘intentional’ crimes over Covid response – Times of India

Reading Time: 7 minutes BRASILIA: A Brazilian senate committee will on Wednesday ask that President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with “intentional” crimes over his management of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has left 600,000 of his compatriots dead. Following six months of eventful hearings, with emotional witness statements and chilling revelations about the use of ineffective medication on “human guinea … Read more

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Must Face Homicide Charge For Covid Errors: Senate Report

Reading Time: 4 minutes The report says that Jair Bolsonaro acted against the advice of his Health Ministry. (File) Brasilia: The senator leading a probe into Brazil’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has recommended that President Jair Bolsonaro face 13 criminal charges, including homicide, for decisions that allegedly encouraged the virus’ spread and helped lead to more than 600,000 … Read more

“Decided Not To Get Vaccinated, Have Highest Immunization”: Brazil’s Bolsonaro

Reading Time: 4 minutes “I already have the highest immunization, why would I get vaccinated?,” Jair Bolsonaro Brasilia, Brazil: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has confirmed he will not get vaccinated against Covid-19, having previously said he would be the “last Brazilian” to do so. The far-right leader has generated controversy over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and for … Read more

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Barred From Football Match. Reason: Unvaccinated

Reading Time: 3 minutes Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro was not allowed to attend a league match. Sao Paulo: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Sunday he was not allowed to attend a league match between Santos and Gremio because the home club did not allow unvaccinated supporters into their stadium. The soccer match was Santos’ first with supporters present … Read more

Brazil 2nd nation to hit 6 lakh Covid toll; vaccination offers hope worst is over – Times of India

Reading Time: 3 minutes RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil became the second country in the world to pass 600,000 Covid-19 deaths on Friday, a dark milestone for a government that has been sharply criticised for mismanaging the outbreak. President Jair Bolsonaro has drawn the ire of health experts for his failure to implement measures to contain the pandemic. He has … Read more