In Brazil, the deforestation of the Amazon, the result of Jair Bolsonaro’s policy

A deforested area near Sinop, in the state of Mato Grosso (Brazil), in August 2020. FLORIAN PLAUCHEUR / AFP The years go by and look the same, but for the worse. In Brazil, deforestation in the Amazon has once again reached record levels. In just one year, more than 13,000 km2 rainforest were razed, over … Read more

YouTube suspends Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s channel for a week

Jair Bolsonaro, October 25, 2021, in Brasilia. ADRIANO MACHADO / REUTERS Relations remain strained between YouTube and Jair Bolsonaro. The platform deleted a video on Monday, October 25 and suspended the activities of the Brazilian president’s channel for a week. “We removed a video from Jair Bolsonaro’s channel for violating our medical disinformation policies on … Read more

Wave of indignation in Brazil after Bolsonaro’s veto on the free distribution of tampons

A message written on a sanitary napkin calls for the departure of the president, during a demonstration, in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), on October 13, 2021. BRUNA PRADO / AP In recent weeks, one could believe Jair Bolsonaro calmed down. Since his failed attempt at a “counter-coup” at the beginning of September, the Brazilian president … Read more

“Bolsonaro’s Negligence Is Very Disturbing And Worrying For Brazil”

Gilberto Gil, patriarch of Brazilian music and an example of political and social commitment, returns to the Catalan stages. After passing through these latitudes a couple of years ago presenting an album Ok ok ok, now returns to Europe with a more anthological proposal accompanied by his son Bem and his grandsons João and Flora. … Read more

In Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil, neo-Nazis increasingly visible and uninhibited

Protesters hold up placards comparing Jair Bolsonaro to Adolf Hitler, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2018. NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP LETTER FROM RIO DE JANEIRO On the surface, everything seems normal. On the videos posted online, a young student turns 24. There are colorful balloons, sweets. The family is happy and sings in the heart … Read more

In Brazil, Bolsonaro’s image tarnished by scandals over the purchase of Covid-19 vaccines

Demonstration in front of the National Congress in Brasilia, after the request for the dismissal of Bolsonaro filed in the Chamber of Deputies, on June 30, 2021. EVARISTO SA / AFP He likes to present himself as the champion of the fight against corruption. A brave captain, simple and honest, battling against Brasilia’s “thieving” elites. … Read more