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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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Brazil’s Bolsonaro names seventh military man to cabinet

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | President-elect Jair Bolsonaro named Admiral Bento Costa Lima Leite his minister of mines and energy Friday, continuing his militarization of Brazil’s incoming government. Seven of ex-army captain Bolsonaro’s 20 ministers announced so far are from the armed forces. “I’m not appointing military people …

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Neymar injured in Brazil friendly

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom | AFP | Neymar left the field with an apparent groin injury in Brazil’s friendly match with Cameroon in Milton Keynes on Tuesday. The Paris Saint-Germain attacker pulled up on five minutes when attempting a shot from outside the box and was replaced by Everton’s Richarlison. …

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Neymar ready to act as mentor to Richarlison

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Brazil captain Neymar has revealed he is acting as a mentor to rising Everton star Richarlison. Richarlison has won a place in the Brazil squad this season after impressing for Everton following his transfer from Watford. The 21-year-old has scored twice in his first …

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Cuba to pull thousands of doctors from Brazil in Bolsonaro row

Havana, Cuba | AFP | Cuba announced Wednesday it will pull thousands of its doctors out of Brazil in response to president-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s “direct, contemptuous and threatening” remarks about its medical aid program. The far-right leader has repeatedly criticized the Communist-run island’s “More Doctors” program — which sends thousands …

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THIS WEEK: Jay Bolsonaro is Brazil’s next President

THIS WEEK; Jay Bolsonaro is Brazil’s next President Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It is a hard time for liberals in Brazil as Jay Bolsonaro, dubbed by some as Latin America’s Doanld Trump, won the presidential election on a campaign to radically reform Brazil’s socio-economic structure. Bolsonaro is known for …

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