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Trump, right-wing Bolsonaro announce special relationship

President Donald Trump heaped praise Tuesday on right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — and received plenty back — in announcing a special relationship that he said could even see the Latin American country join NATO.
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro heads to US to cement an alliance with Trump

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro left for Washington on Sunday to meet with his US counterpart Donald Trump and cement a budding conservative-populist alliance that, in part, aims to ramp up pressure on Venezuela.
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Rio police suspected of using snipers in favela

Rio de Janeiro’s favelas are known for high crime. But in one of the city’s poor neighborhoods, rights groups say residents face a new threat: police snipers. According to an investigation by human rights organizations, at least five people were shot dead between October and January from a police tower in the northern Manguinhos favela. […]
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro admitted to hospital for surgery

Brazil’s Bolsonaro admitted to hospital for surgery

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro was in hospital in Sao Paulo on Sunday for surgery to remove a colostomy bag put in after he was attacked by a man with a knife during his election campaign. His spokesman, General Otavio Santana do Rego Barros, said Saturday that Bolsonaro would be operated on Monday, after which he […]
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Brazil troops deploy to stop criminal attacks in northern city

A special deployment of Brazilian troops began fanning out in the northern city of Fortaleza Saturday with orders to stop a spike in violent attacks by criminal gangs against banks, buses and shops, officials said. By the end of the weekend, 300 soldiers will be patrolling that city and other towns in Ceara state in […]
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Bolsonaro government launches purge of Brazil public service

N640m bounty: Furore over Rivers wanted cultists

The administration of Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday it is starting a purge of government contractors to get rid of those who don’t share its far-right ideology. The government “will clean the house,” chief of staff Onyx Lorenzoni told a news conference after the first cabinet meeting with Bolsonaro, who took office this […]
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Twelve killed in foiled Brazil bank assaults

Twelve people — including six hostages — were killed in northeast Brazil on Friday after police foiled a gang of armed robbers staging simultaneous predawn assaults on two banks in the town of Milagres, officials said. Five of the dead hostages were members of the same family and included two children, the local mayor, Lielson […]
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