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Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil govt in talks with states to reduce tax on fuel: report
Markets

Brazil govt in talks with states to reduce tax on fuel: report

  • Citing sources, the paper said the federal government wants states to adopt a flat tax on fuel. Currently, states can change taxes on fuel frequently.
  • Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he planned to meet on Friday with the CEO of state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) to discuss diesel prices.
Published 05 Feb, 2021 06:14pm
Mexican president says he has Covid-19
World

Mexican president says he has Covid-19

  • Lopez Obrador came to power on December 1, 2018, promising to "transform" the country after sweeping aside the two political parties that had ruled for decades.
Published 25 Jan, 2021 11:40am
Bolsonaro's support falls sharply, but a majority reject impeachment, polls show
World

Bolsonaro's support falls sharply, but a majority reject impeachment, polls show

  • The poll results are a blow for the president. The Folha de S.Paulo newspaper said they represent the biggest drop in approval since the beginning of his government in 2019.
  • To make matters worse, a new virus variant has appeared in the north of the country that researchers believe has higher levels of transmissibility.
Updated 23 Jan, 2021 08:55pm
Brazil's Bolsonaro to allow China's Huawei in 5G auctions
Business & Finance

Brazil's Bolsonaro to allow China's Huawei in 5G auctions

  • Like Trump, Bolsonaro opposes Huawei on the unproven grounds that it shares confidential data with China's Communist government.
  • China being Brazil's largest trade partner and Huawei's ability to compete on price, he has faced resistance from industry and within his own government,.
Published 16 Jan, 2021 08:35pm