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.
The Amazon Basin is the largest rainforest area in the world. Countless animal and plant species are at home here as well as several indigenous peoples who still avoid any contact with the outside world. But the Amazon region is under threat from deforestation and development. The situation has become even more critical since the election of Brazil's new President, Jair Bolsonaro.
Five years on from the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, WorldLink visits a survivor in Liberia who says his village blames him for the local death toll. We also speak to Katrina Roper, an epidemiologist or "disease detective," from Australia who was deployed to Sierra Leone to figure out how the virus was spreading. Plus, Brazil's indigenous groups are fighting to save their land from development.
Heiko Maas has promised support for Colombia and the Venezuelan opposition during a Latin America trip. On a three-state visit he has met with Brazilian leaders to talk about co-operation between the two countries.
Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro has been vocal in not caring much about protecting the world's largest rainforest. Many people who want to protect the forest say they feel the pressure on them and the Amazon basin is increasing every day. Ivo Marusczyk traveled to Brazil's Para state where development projects are eating away at the jungle.