Jair Bolsonaro

Brazilian President names three new military chiefs

BRASILIA: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro appointed new army, navy and air force chiefs one day after announcing their predecessors’ departures as he faces the biggest crisis of his administration. The new defence minister, General Walter Braga Netto, presented Army General

Judge orders Brazilian President to wear mask

BRASILIA: A federal judge in Brazil ordered President Jair Bolsonaro to wear a face mask in public, after the leader repeatedly flouted the coronavirus containment measures in place in the capital. Judge Renato Borelli ordered Bolsonaro, who has compared the

Leonardo DiCaprio denies accusation of link to Amazon fires

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has denied a claim by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that he had helped fund groups allegedly linked to fires in the Amazon rain forest. “While worthy of support,” the 45-year-old DiCaprio said in a

Brazil’s president accuses DiCaprio of financing Amazon fires

SAO PAULO: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed that Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest. Bolsonaro appeared to be commenting on social media postings claiming that the environmental organisation the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) had