Globaloney? Elite meltdown over Amazon fires raises questions

Globaloney? Elite meltdown over Amazon fires raises questions

by WorldTribune Staff, August 27, 2019 French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted on Aug. 22: “Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rain forest – the lungs which produces 20% of our planet’s oxygen – is on fire. It is an international crisis. Members of the G7 Summit, let’s discuss this emergency first order in two […]

Brazil, Argentina and U.S. put the heat on Venezuela’s ‘dictator’

Brazil, Argentina and U.S. put the heat on Venezuela’s ‘dictator’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler BUENOS AIRES — Two of Latin America’s political heavyweights have put the squeeze on Venezuela’s increasingly authoritarian regime. In a meeting between Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his new Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsanaro, the leaders of the region’s two largest economies have stepped up pressures on Venezuela for […]

Bolsonaro: Brazil will ‘free itself from socialism’ and ‘political correctness’

Bolsonaro: Brazil will ‘free itself from socialism’ and ‘political correctness’

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, January 3, 2019 In his inaugural address on Jan. 1, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro called for a “national pact” to free the nation of corruption, crime and economic mismanagement and vowed to free Brazil of “ideology.” “Brazil will return to being a […]

New Brazilian president to allow gun ownership to ‘every honest citizen’

New Brazilian president to allow gun ownership to ‘every honest citizen’

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, December 30, 2018 President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said he plans to loosen Brazil’s strict gun laws. “By decree, we plan to guarantee the ownership of firearms by citizens without criminal records,” Bolsonaro, who takes office on Jan. 1, tweeted on Dec. 29. During […]

A ‘nationalist’ White House resumes U.S. global leadership, including Latin America

A ‘nationalist’ White House resumes U.S. global leadership, including Latin America

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders After eight years of the Obama Administration’s whining, false modesty and general incompetence, President Donald K. Trump has backed into the U.S.’ logical if not inevitable role as world leader. [Aspirations for United Nations assumption of that responsibility are at best disappointing.] It is ironic, to say the […]

Brazil’s new leader declares war on ‘fake news’ media; Palestinians to lobby against embassy move

Brazil’s new leader declares war on ‘fake news’ media; Palestinians to lobby against embassy move

by WorldTribune Staff, November 6, 2018 President-elect Jair Bolsonaro vowed that the Brazilian government will no longer advertise with media outlets which spread “fake news.” During the campaign, Bolsonaro posted almost daily criticisms of Brazil’s press on social media. Asked in a TV interview last week if he would respect press freedom even for the […]

Bolsonaro says he’ll move Brazil’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Bolsonaro says he’ll move Brazil’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

by WorldTribune Staff, November 2, 2018 Brazil will relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said on Nov. 1. “As previously stated during our campaign, we intend to transfer the Brazilian Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Israel is a sovereign state and we shall duly respect that,” Bolsonaro […]

‘Go to Cuba’: Fans of Brazil’s new leader offer advice to socialists’ sore losers

‘Go to Cuba’: Fans of Brazil’s new leader offer advice to socialists’ sore losers

by WorldTribune Staff, October 30, 2018 Amid threats of resistance from the Left, Brazilians supporters of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro have a message for those who prefer a socialist government: Love Brazil or leave it … for Cuba. On Oct. 28, Bolsonaro, a 63-year-old former army captain, defeated socialist candidate Fernando Haddad with around 55 percent […]

Revolution: ‘Trump of the Tropics’ wins in Brazil: Opponent vows resistance

Revolution: ‘Trump of the Tropics’ wins in Brazil: Opponent vows resistance

by WorldTribune Staff, October 29, 2018 Conservative candidate Jair Bolsonaro – who survived an assassination attempt and was slammed for what critics called racist, homophobic, and sexist comments – was elected president of Brazil on Oct. 28. “We cannot continue flirting with socialism, communism, populism and the extremism of the Left,” Bolsonaro said in his […]

Venezuela’s neighbors convene summit, Brazil deploys army to border

Venezuela’s neighbors convene summit, Brazil deploys army to border

by WorldTribune Staff, August 29, 2018 Brazil’s president on Aug. 28 signed a decree to deploy the nation’s armed forces to its border with Venezeula. President Michel Temer ordered the troops to the border state of Roraima, where thousands of Venezuelans have been pouring into Brazil to escape the economic collapse in socialist Venezuela. Temer […]