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President Trump: ‘We Are Considering’ A Travel Ban On Brazil As Coronavirus Cases Skyrocket

President Donald Trump said during a Tuesday cabinet meeting that he is considering a travel ban on Brazil after the country reached the third-highest number of coronavirus cases in the world.  “We hope that we’re not going to have a problem,” the president said, noting that in Florida, which has the largest population of Brazilian…

Corruption Scandals Could See Bolsonaro Removed from Power Quicker than One Could Expect

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst… The Brazilian government was shaken by a new controversy on Friday after the General Director of the Federal Police, Maurício Valeixo, was sacked by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Following threats made on Thursday, the Minister of Justice and Public Security, Sergio Moro, responsible for the appointment of…

Brazil’s squabble with China brings unexpected results which annoy US

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro… The verbal attacks by members of the Brazilian government on China have been costly, not only to Brazil, but also to Jair Bolsonaro’s biggest international ally, the United States. The offensive words to China recently…

Brazilian military plan to overthrow Bolsonaro

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro… The political situation in Brazil worsens day after day. The irresponsible way in which President Jair Bolsonaro is managing the effects of the pandemic has been causing concern and fury in all sectors of Brazilian society.…

Brazil Builds Its Own Ventilators After China Fails to Deliver Shipments

Brazilian Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta told a news conference on Wednesday that China is shipping very few of the ventilators Brazil ordered for victims of the Wuhan coronavirus, so bids from Brazilian companies are now being solicited to build the machines. “Practically all our purchases of equipment in China are not being confirmed,” Mandetta…

Brazilian Official Mocks Chinese Accent, Demands Sale of 1,000 Respirators for an Apology

Brazilian Minister of Education Abraham Weintraub promised to apologize to the Chinese government on Monday if Beijing offered to sell 1,000 respirators to the South American country. Weintraub had outraged the Communist Party embassy in Brasilia with a tweet in which he mocked Chinese accents in Portuguese, posted on Saturday but since deleted. Weintraub’s post…

Report: 40K Land in U.S. from China Since Trump’s Coronavirus Travel Ban

Nearly 40,000 people have landed in the United States from China on almost 280 flights since President Donald Trump’s February 2 travel ban on mainland China, a collection of travel data reveals. A New York Times report details flight records collected from China-based VariFlight and U.S.-based MyRadar and FlightAware that show a continued flow of arrivals from…

Brazilian government denies coronavirus severity

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro... Last week, a secret document from the Brazilian Intelligence Agency (ABIN) was leaked on internet and published by The Intercept website. The document consists of a detailed report about the coronavirus pandemic in Brazil, taking an overall…

Bolsonaro Needs Help to overcome Coronavirus Pandemic Despite Loyalty to Trump

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies… Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro after weeks of downplaying the potential seriousness of the coronavirus is beginning to lose popularity for his irrationality, especially since describing the coronavirus as a “fantasy” and a “minor flu.” While all South American countries, with…

Brazilian President’s son creates diplomatic crisis between Brazil and China

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro… Federal deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, has started a serious diplomatic crisis between Brazil and China. On March 18, the congressman published on a social network: “Whoever watched Chernobyl…

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