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  • Jair Bolsonaro sworn in as Brazil’s new President

    Jair Bolsonaro sworn in as Brazil’s new President

    Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro has been sworn in as Brazil's new President and he promised to build a "society without discrimination or division".

    January 2, 2019
  • Brazilian President-elect Bolsonaro aims at ‘super ministry’ amid protests

    Brazilian President-elect Bolsonaro aims at ‘super ministry’ amid protests

    His populist approach has led to some media dubbing him "Trump of the Tropics".

    October 31, 2018
  • Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidential election

    Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidential election

    Bolsonaro, who has been compared to Trump and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, has stirred controversy by making misogynistic, racist and homophobic remarks.

    October 29, 2018
  • Brazil’s Temer congratulates team on first 2018 World Cup victory

    Brazil’s Temer congratulates team on first 2018 World Cup victory

    Brazil’s President Michel Temer congratulated the national football team for their victory against Costa Rica in the second group match in Russia World Cup. Brazil won by 2-0 in a dramatic match on Friday which was only decided in the final minutes, reports Xinhua news agency. It was the team’s first victory in the tournament....

    June 23, 2018
  • Corruption evidence found against Brazilian President Michel Temer

    Corruption evidence found against Brazilian President Michel Temer

    The Brazilian Federal Police announced they have found evidence of corruption against President Michel Temer following the conclusion of a probe into high-profile politicians including members of the ruling Democratic Movement Party (PMDB). The politicians under the lens include Chief of Staff Eliseu Padilha, Government Secretary Wellington Moreira Franco, former Ministers Geddel Vieira Lima and...

    September 12, 2017
  • BRICS Summit: PM Modi meets Brazilian President in China

    BRICS Summit: PM Modi meets Brazilian President in China

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met Brazilian President Michel Temer on the margins of the 9th BRICS Summit here. “A partnership based on a common global vision & shared democratic values. PM @narendramodi engages with Brazilian President @MichelTemer,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted along with a picture of the two leaders. Bilateral...

    September 4, 2017
  • Brazil opens Amazon national reserve for mining

    Brazil opens Amazon national reserve for mining

    Brazilian President Michel Temer has signed a decree allowing a nature reserve in the Amazon rainforest to open for mining. Located in northern Brazil, the 47,000 sq km Copper National Reserve (Renca), which is about the size of Switzerland, is rich in minerals like gold, zinc, phosphate and manganese, reports Xinhua news agency. The decree,...

    August 24, 2017
  • Brazil to push social security reform after vote on Temer

    Brazil to push social security reform after vote on Temer

    After the Chamber of Deputies voted to dismiss charges against President Michel Temer for corruption, the government is focusing on social security reform, Brazil's Chief of Staff Eliseu Padilha has said. Padilha on Thursday said the measure is necessary to ensure the security of Brazil's accounts. "Brazil's accounts cannot get completely out of hand. We...

    August 4, 2017
  • Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies rejects corruption charges against Temer

    Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies rejects corruption charges against Temer

    The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies voted to dismiss the corruption charges against President Michel Temer. As a tense vote continued on Wednesday, the government's allies in the Chamber received more than a third of votes, or 172 out of 512, the threshold needed to dismiss the charges, Xinhua news agency reported. This means that the...

    August 3, 2017
  • Brazilian President, accused of graft, cancels trip to G20 summit

    Brazilian President, accused of graft, cancels trip to G20 summit

    Brazilian President Michel Temer has decided to cancel a trip to Hamburg, Germany, for the upcoming G20 summit. The presidential office on Wednesday night did not give any reason for Temer's change of plan regarding the summit, slated for July 7-8 but it is widely believed that the cancellation has something to do with the...

    June 29, 2017
  • Brazil’s AG formally accuses President of graft

    Brazil’s AG formally accuses President of graft

    Brazils Attorney General has formally accused President Michel Temer of corruption, making him the first sitting President in Latin Americas largest nation to face criminal charges. Attorney General Rodrigo Janot charged the President on Monday with accepting bribes, the first of a series of formal graft charges against the leader in the coming weeks. Janot's accusation is...

    June 27, 2017
  • Brazil’s Temer charged with corruption

    Brazil’s Temer charged with corruption

    Brazilian President Michel Temer has been charged with accepting bribes by the country's chief prosecutor, a media report said. He was accused of receiving money from the boss of a giant meatpacking firm implicated in a corruption scandal. Temer denied any wrongdoing. The charges were delivered to a Supreme Court judge who must now decide...

    June 27, 2017
  • Brazilian President accused of nation’s biggest mafia

    Brazilian President accused of nation’s biggest mafia

    A Brazilian businessman said in an interview that President Michel Temer heads the country's biggest and most dangerous criminal organisation. Temer "is the head of the criminal organisation that operates in the Chamber (of Deputies)," Brazil's lower house of Congress, Joesley Batista, one of the owners of multinational meatpacking giant JBS, said in the interview...

    June 18, 2017
  • Temer advisor hands over cash-filled briefcase to police

    Temer advisor hands over cash-filled briefcase to police

    An advisor of Brazilian President Michel Temer has turned over a cash-filled briefcase to authorities that he apparently received from the owner of meat-packing giant JBS, police here has said. The briefcase, containing around $142,000, was turned over by Rodrigo Rocha Loures, police on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported. Rocha Loures was filmed receiving the...

    May 24, 2017
  • Brazil bar association calls for President’s impeachment

    Brazil bar association calls for President’s impeachment

    Brazil's bar association has called President Michel Temer's impeachment, after a tape revealed in which he agreed to bribe former Speaker Eduardo Cunha into silence. In a statement, the Order of Attorneys of Brazil (OAB) said that its federal council decided on Sunday to call for Temer's impeachment and urged the Chamber of Deputies to...

    May 22, 2017
  • Brazilian President Michel Temer denies corruption charges

    Brazilian President Michel Temer denies corruption charges

    Brazilian President Michel Temer has denied participation in any bribery scheme related to the meat industry, a media report said. Earlier on Wednesday, O Globo daily published a story detailing how Temer was reportedly caught on tape talking to Joesley Batista, director of meatpacking giant JBS instructing him on a deal, Xinhua news agency reported....

    May 18, 2017
  • Brazilian president Michel Temer rejects corruption claims

    Brazilian president Michel Temer rejects corruption claims

    Brazilian President Michel Temer has angrily rejected an allegation that he was involved in a multi-million dollar bribe paid to his party by the Odebrecht construction conglomerate. “This never happened. Not at this meeting nor at any other which I held during my public life with any person or legal entity. I would never put...

    April 14, 2017