Jair Bolsonaro
World  /  Published 21.08.19

Fires rage in Amazon forests

Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil’s space research center INPE, as concerns grow over Right-wing President Jai...
By Reuters in Brasilia

World  /  Published 28.08.19

Brazil respiratory ailments on rise

Lingering smoke in the Amazon caused concern on Tuesday among Brazilians who say that respiratory problems — particularly among children and the elderly — have increased as fires in the region rag...
By AP in Brazil

World  /  Published 24.08.19

Brazil leader reverses course on fires

As an ecological disaster in the Amazon escalated into a global political crisis, Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, took the rare step on Friday of mobilising the armed forces to help contain blaz...
By Ernesto Londoño, Manuela Andreoni and Letícia Casado/New York Times News Service in Rio de Janeiro

World  /  Published 01.06.20

Brazil gets HCQ doses from US

The US has supplied Brazil with 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine for use against the coronavirus, the two governments said on Sunday, despite medical warnings about risks associated with the anti...
By Reuters in Washington

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.18

Brazil's future looks dark

A man who makes Donald Trump look like a bleeding-heart liberal will almost certainly be Brazil’s next president. Jair Bolsonaro won 46 per cent of the vote in the first round of the Brazilian presi...
By Gwynne Dyer


World  /  Published 27.08.19

Brazil to reject millions in aid

Hours after leaders of some of the world’s wealthiest countries pledged more than $22 million to help combat fires in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil’s government angrily rejected the offer, in effe...
By Manuela Andreoni/New York Times News Service in Rio de Janeiro

Opinion  /  Published 26.08.19

The commodification of nature is criminal folly

It is hell fire alright. Worse, the flames that are destroying Brazil’s Amazon forest, threatening to turn a fragile, but crucial, natural system into ashes, signify mankind’s ability to create su...
By The Editorial Board

World  /  Published 28.07.19

Brazil president laughs off threat to Amazon, reverses 20-year policy

The destruction of the Amazon rain forest in Brazil has increased rapidly since the nation’s new far-Right President took over and his government scaled back efforts to fight illegal logging, ranchi...
By Letícia Casado and Ernesto Londoño/New York Times News Service in Brasilia

Opinion  /  Published 27.01.20

The unsurprising R-Day guest

By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 26.01.20

Multi-layered security cover for Republic Day

With the 71st Republic Day celebrations set to begin in New Delhi shortly, the entire national capital has been put under a multi-layered, ground-to-air security cover with thousands of armed personne...
By PTI in New Delhi


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