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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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‘Tropical Trump’ Bolsonaro elected Brazil president

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Former army captain Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil on Sunday, promising a fundamental change in direction for the giant Latin American country, the latest to take a turn to the far-right. Despite repulsing many with his open support of the torture …

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Belgium shock Neymar’s Brazil

Belgium beat Brazil 2-1, will play France in World Cup semi-final Kazan, Russia | AFP | A superb first half display by Belgium ended Brazil’s hopes of a record sixth World Cup crown as a Fernandinho own goal and a superb Kevin De Bruyne strike proved enough to win 2-1 and …

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