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Bolsonaro says UK's Johnson sought 'emergency' food deal with Brazil

Sep 23 2021

BRASILIA, Sept 23 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whom he met this week in New York, asked him for an "emergency" agreement to supply a food product that is lacking in Britain.

Brazil Senate leader kills Bolsonaro decree criticized by tech firms

Sep 14 2021

BRASILIA (Reuters) -Brazilian Senate leader Rodrigo Pacheco said on Tuesday he would not consider President Jair Bolsonaro's decree limiting social networks' power to remove content, killing a measure that had met with widespread opposition from tech giants.

Brazil Senate president kills Bolsonaro's social media decree, source says

Sep 14 2021

BRASILIA, Sept 14 Brazilian Senate leader Rodrigo Pacheco has declined to hear President Jair Bolsonaro's decree that limits social networks' power to remove content, invalidating the measure, a source with knowledge of the situation said on Tuesday.

Brazil deputy speaker says tax reform unlikely to pass

Aug 18 2021

BRASILIA (Reuters) -The deputy speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress, Marcelo Ramos, said an income tax reform that introduces a 20% tax on company dividends is unlikely to pass because most Brazilians oppose it, even businesses.

Brazil's Supreme Court judge opens probe into Bolsonaro over investigation leak

Aug 12 2021

BRASILIA Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre Moraes on Thursday opened a probe into right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro for posting documents to social media from a sealed police investigation into the hacking of a federal election court.

Brazil 2022 election will take place; 'It's that simple,' says Senate president

Jul 09 2021

BRASILIA Brazilian Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco on Friday vehemently rejected any speculation that the 2022 presidential election may not take place, insisting that the constitution will be upheld and the wishes and expectations of the Brazilian people will be met.

Brazil lower house leader torpedoes impeachment threat to Bolsonaro

Jul 01 2021

BRASILIA There is currently no political path for launching impeachment proceedings against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, the head of the lower house said on Thursday, dashing threats to the under-pressure leader of Latin America's biggest country.

Brazilian lawmaker denouncing vaccine deal wears bullet-proof vest to hearing

Jun 25 2021

BRASILIA (Reuters) -A Brazilian congressman who has denounced alleged wrongdoing in a 1.6 billion reais ($323 million) COVID-19 vaccine contract signed by Brazil's government arrived at a Senate commission inquiry on Friday wearing a bullet-proof vest for safety.

Brazil environment minister quits; faces illegal logging probe

Jun 24 2021

BRASILIA (Reuters) -Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles quit on Wednesday, facing a criminal investigation of whether he obstructed a police probe of illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest. | Video

Brazil official warned Bolsonaro over pressure to buy Bharat vaccine

Jun 23 2021

BRASILIA (Reuters) -A Brazilian Health Ministry official alerted President Jair Bolsonaro to internal pressure he was facing to buy a COVID-19 vaccine developed by India's Bharat Biotech, a Congressman who attended the meeting said on Wednesday.

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