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Far-right Bolsonaro sworn in as Brazil’s new president

Brasília, Brazil | AFP | Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right politician vowing a crackdown on crime and corruption, was sworn in Tuesday as Brazil’s new president in front of Congress in Brasilia. The 63-year-old former paratrooper and deputy for the past 27 years pledged to uphold the constitution as he embarked …

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Netanyahu says Israel is Arabs’ ‘ally’ against Iran

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Arab countries viewed Israel as an “indispensable ally” fighting Iran and the Islamic State group. That evaluation, he told Brazil’s Globo TV during a visit to Rio, has caused “a revolution in relations with the Arab …

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Brazil enters new era with far-right president

Brasília, Brazil | AFP | Brazil entered a new chapter in its history on Tuesday, embracing a far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, whose determination to break with decades of centrist rule has raised both hopes and fears. The former paratrooper and longtime lawmaker was starting his four-year mandate on January 1 …

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Bolsonaro’s moment of truth arrives for Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Brazil is about to experience its moment of truth with its new president, Jair Bolsonaro, who takes power on Tuesday as an untested leader vowing a crackdown on crime and corruption and ideological opposition to the left. The 63-year-old former paratrooper, long an …

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Netanyahu hails ‘new era’ with Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed what he said would be a “new era” in ties with “great power” Brazil ahead of meeting Friday with the Latin America’s country’s incoming far-right leader, Jair Bolsonaro. Netanyahu also stressed that he would press Bolsonaro on …

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Netanyahu set for first trip by Israeli PM to Brazil

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to head Thursday on the first trip by an Israeli premier to Brazil, where he will attend the inauguration of incoming president Jair Bolsonaro. Netanyahu will also hold talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the sidelines of …

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Brazil’s new government under Bolsonaro

Brasília, Brazil | AFP | Brazil’s new government under far-right President Jair Bolsonaro includes a star anti-corruption judge as justice minister and a free-market economy minister with broad powers, and sees a third of the slots going to ex-military men. The foreign ministry is to come under a mid-level public …

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Brazil high court suspends order that could free Lula

  Brasília, Brazil | AFP | Brazil’s leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva remained in prison Wednesday as two supreme court judges issued competing orders over whether he should be released while he tries to get his graft conviction overturned. Lula, 73, was given unexpected hope earlier in the …

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