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Leonardo DiCaprio Feuding With President of Brazil

Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, is giving thanks this holiday season for his hatred of a man who surprisingly is not in The Irishman. Per the New York Times, Leonardo DiCaprio received the wrath of the right-wing leader earlier this week when he claimed that the World Wildlife Fund, a prominent environmental organization, had purchased images …

Brazil’s Lula pledges to make life ‘hell’ for Bolsonaro’s gov’t | Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva News | Al Jazeera

Fresh out of prison, Lula pledges to ‘defend’ Brazil’s people during speech to leftist Workers’ Party conference. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has pledged to rally against incumbent Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right government and the authorities he accuses of unjustly imprisoning him, saying he would “make their lives hell”. …

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 …