Tag: Jair Bolsonaro

How an Increasingly Politicized Supreme Court Threatens Brazil’s Democracy

Commentary When the then head of the top electoral court in Brazil, Supreme Court Justice José Dias Toffoli, officially declared Jair Bolsonaro the winner of the 2018 presidential elections, he made this unusual pronouncement: “The future president must respect institutions, must respect democracy, the rule of law, the judiciary branch, the National Congress, and the…


An Inconvenient Truth About the Amazon Rainforest

Commentary What you have been told about the Amazon rainforest is not necessarily the truth, and quite to the contrary. For example, World Wildlife Fund claims that more than a quarter of the Amazon rainforest will be devoid of trees by 2030 if cutting continues at the same speed. In reality, deforestation in the Amazon…


How Brazil Is Saving the World From a Catastrophic Food Crisis

Commentary Brazil is the fourth-largest producer of food in the world. The country is entirely self-sufficient in basic foodstuffs, and it ranks as the world’s number one producer of banana, cacao, cassava, coffee, corn, maize, rice, soybean, and sugar. Although the bulk of these products are consumed domestically, a considerable part is also exported, including…


Elon Musk Visits Brazil’s Bolsonaro to Discuss Amazon Plans

RIO DE JANEIRO—Tesla and SpaceX chief executive officer Elon Musk met with Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday to discuss connectivity and other projects in the Amazon rainforest. The meeting, held in a luxurious resort in Sao Paulo state, was organized by Communications Minister Fábio Faria, who has said he is seeking partnerships with the…


Why Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Deserves to be Re-elected: Part 2

Commentary During the worst of the pandemic in Brazil, Jair Messias Bolsonaro, this brave political leader who has been the 38th President of Brazil since Jan. 1, 2019, fought really hard against far too many mayors and governors. These politicians used their power to impose total bans on freedom of assembly and freedom of movement,…


Why Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Deserves to be Re-elected

Commentary Jair Messias Bolsonaro is a retired military officer who has been the 38th President of Brazil since January 2019. When he was elected the nation’s president in November 2018, he singlehandedly brought an end to four decades of notoriously corrupt left-wing rule in the country. Bolsonaro’s presidential campaign first gained traction when he promised to…


Why Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Deserves to be Re-elected: Part 1

Commentary Jair Messias Bolsonaro is a retired military officer who has been the 38th President of Brazil since January 2019. When he was elected the nation’s president in November 2018, he singlehandedly brought an end to four decades of notoriously corrupt left-wing rule in the country. Bolsonaro’s presidential campaign first gained traction when he promised to…


Brazil’s Bolsonaro Hospitalized After Feeling Abdominal Discomfort

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was hospitalized in Brasilia late Monday after suffering abdominal discomfort, Communications Minister Fabio Faria said. Bolsonaro, 67, was taken to the Army Hospital in Brasilia for testing, Faria said, noting that “he is alright.” Faria said the president felt unwell and went to the hospital to be tested as he has…


Brazil’s Bolsonaro Is Released From Hospital After 2 Days

SAO PAULO—Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro was discharged from a hospital on Wednesday morning in Sao Paulo, and addressed the press. He had been hospitalized for two days after an intestinal obstruction, which forced him to cut short his vacation. On Tuesday, the medical team accompanying him had ruled out the need for surgery. Bolsonaro, 66,…


Socialist Venezuela Caused 50,000 Oil Spills From 2010 to 2016

On Oct. 25, a Center for Strategic and International Studies panel discussed some of the environmental damage taking place in Venezuela, which has been led since 1999 by socialist Hugo Chavez and, after Chavez’s death in 2013, socialist Nicolás Maduro. Sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), much of the event focused…