Currently browsing category

Brazil

Outcry as Bolsonaro’s son questions value of democracy in Brazil | World news | The Guardian

Carlos Bolsonaro accused of ‘flirting with coup-mongering’ President is an admirer of Brazil’s former military dictatorship The rumbustious son of Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has come under heavy fire from across the political spectrum after claiming rapid political change was unachievable “through democratic means”. Carlos Bolsonaro – a politician and …

Respiratory ailments rise in Brazil as Amazon fires rage

PORTO VELHO, Brazil (AP) — Lingering smoke in the Amazon caused concern Tuesday among Brazilians who say that respiratory problems — particularly among children and the elderly — have increased as fires in the region rage. “The kids are affected the most. They’re coughing a lot,” said Elane Diaz, a …

Brazilian troops begin deploying to fight Amazon fires

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday were deploying in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry. President Jair Bolsonaro also tried to temper global concern, saying that previously deforested areas …