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Mass protests in Brazil call for Jair Bolsonaro’s impeachment

Crowds parade through cities as polling shows president’s ratings sinking to new depths Tens of thousands of protesters have returned to the streets of Brazil’s biggest cities to demand Jair Bolsonaro’s impeachment, as a poll showed the Brazilian president’s ratings had plumbed new depths. Huge crowds paraded through downtown Rio on Saturday to voice theirContinue reading “Mass protests in Brazil call for Jair Bolsonaro’s impeachment”

Brazil’s Bolsonaro implicated in alleged graft scheme as lawmaker, UOL reports

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was involved in a scheme to skim salaries of his aides while a federal deputy, website UOL reported on Monday, citing what it said were audios of his former sister-in-law explaining his role in the alleged racket. The scheme, known locally as rachadinha, involves hiring close associates as employees and thenContinue reading “Brazil’s Bolsonaro implicated in alleged graft scheme as lawmaker, UOL reports”

Black Brazilians protest racism, police violence

Black Brazilians demonstrated in the country’s two largest cities on Thursday to protest against racism and police violence toward their communities in a local version of the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, with some accusing the country’s president of genocide. They were also protesting what they called the “false” anniversary of theContinue reading “Black Brazilians protest racism, police violence”