Tag: Brazil

Brazil opens trade office in Jerusalem, hailed as harbinger of embassy move

Brazil on Sunday officially opened a trade office in Jerusalem, a move that senior officials said was a harbinger of the South American country moving its embassy to the Israeli capital next year. At the event, Eduardo Bolsonaro, a senior lawmaker and the son of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, reiterated his government’s pledge to relocate […]

UN condemns US blockade of Cuba; Brazil, Israel join US to oppose

The 193-member United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to condemn the U.S. economic and commercial blockade against Cuba on Thursday, and in doing so shunned U.S. calls to condemn Cuba for its ongoing human-rights violations. Brazil and Israel were the only two countries to vote with the United States against the resolution. It was the […]

Brazil’s gay couples exchange vows in collective ceremony

About forty gay couples got married in downtown Sao Paulo on Saturday, tying the knot partly out of fear that the new administration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro could restrict same sex marriage. Although his campaign did not express views against gay marriage, Bolsonaro’s record of homophobic comments has caused alarm.In an interview with Playboy magazine […]

Brazil’s New President is Pro-Life, Pro-Family, and Strong Supporter of Israel

Jair Bolsonaro, the newly elected president of Brazil — his four-year term starts in January 2019 — is a Catholic married to an evangelical Christian and he is a strong supporter of Israel. During his victory speech on Oct. 28, broadcast from his home, there was a Jewish menora in the background. Bolsonaro’s middle name, Messias, […]

China, India, Brazil and South Africa push Trump on climate change

China, Brazil, India and South Africa have urged industrialized countries to honor financial commitments made in Paris in 2015 to help developing countries fight against global climate change, they said in a statement on Tuesday. Following a meeting in Beijing, climate change ministers from the “BASIC” bloc of four major emerging economies called on rich […]