Jair Bolsonaro, born on March 21, 1955, took office as president of Brazil on January 1, 2019. He is known for his often controversial and polarizing views.
Jair Bolsonaro succeeded Michel Temer as president of Brazil after winning a runoff election in October, 2018. He is an outspoken politician who has often faced criticism for comments considered by many to be misogynistic, racist or homophobic. He also advocates strong pro-market policies. Here you can find a compilation of DW content on Jair Bolsonaro.
Brazil has lashed out at international critics who are blaming President Jair Bolsonaro for not doing enough to curb massive Amazon fires. Bolsonaro accused media organizations of trying to undermine his government.
Organizers said some 100,000 people, mostly women, had attended the demonstration in the capital, Brasilia. Protesters slammed populist President Jair Bolsonaro, whom they labeled "misogynist, racist and homophobic.”
Brazil's top court has blocked the Bolsonaro government from investigating US journalist Glenn Greenwald. In the last two months, Greenwald has published a series of damning articles about Brazil's justice minister.
Since Jair Bolsonaro took office at the start of 2019, deforestation in the Amazon has jumped by 67%. Not far from the edge of the world's largest tropical rainforest sits the Xingu indigenous territory, home to immense biodiversity thanks to its well-preserved forest. But in the surrounding area, cropland is creeping closer.