Messias Kokama, the main Indigenous leader of the Manaus city, died a victim of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus on Wednesday. His community mourns his departure without being able to pay homage to him with their traditional rituals.
Nelson Teich’s resignation came via a message from the health ministry. The sacking comes in the aftermath of Bolsonaro sacking former Health Minister Luiz Mandetta in April.
Then under Obama, coups changed. They went quiet. In the most cynical of moves, America, the champion of democracy, stopped using violence to undermine democracy and started using democracy to undermine democracy. Legitimately elected leaders began to fall, not to the bullet or bomb, but to coups in the disguise of democracy. The coup evolved into the silent coup: so silent, they were not heard nor noticed.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed into law a bill that eliminates jail time as a punishment for military police and firefighters convicted of disciplinary offenses, according to the Official Gazette on Friday.
The designation was announced by the White House and provides the South American country special access to U.S. weapons and equipment, as well as military training only available for countries that are part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
This was a promise the U.S. president made his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro, as the countries reinforce military ties not seen since the military dictatorship that began in 1964.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro showed the world who’s really the boss by visiting the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Headquarters in Virginia Monday prior to meeting President Donald Trump, on his first official visit to the U.S.
“No Brazilian president had ever paid a visit to the CIA,” Celso Amorim, who served as foreign minister under former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, told AP, adding that it “is an explicitly submissive position.”
Brazil’s right-wing president-elect Jair Bolsonaro on Monday picked retired General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz as his minister in charge of political relations with Congress, adding a fifth military man to his cabinet.
With just a few hours to go before Brazil’s Supreme Court rules on Luiz Inacio ‚Lula‘ da Silva’s habeas corpus case, Army Commander-in-Chief, Eduardo Villas-Boas, has been accused of pressuring the court’s judges to deliver a negative verdict against the former Brazilian President.