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Brazilians protest under quarantine by clanging pots and pans, saying Bolsonaro ‘Get out!’

Brazilians protest under quarantine by clanging pots and pans, saying Bolsonaro ‘Get out!’

President Jair Bolsonaro faces outrage from citizens as they come out in their balconies and windows to protest against his administration. People clanged pots and pans with wooden spoons and chanted Fora Bolsonaro!” (“Get out, Bolsonaro!”).The Guardian reported.

The Covid-19 has taken nearly 15,000 lives across the world and seems set to do the same in Latin America in the coming weeks. The regional government is shutting borders and closing down big cities to control the virus from spreading.

The quick trigger for the protest against Bolsonaro is due to his reaction to the covid-19 pandemic, as he recently stating that coronavirus is a hysteria, media stunt, and fantasy.

As the pandemic made its first advances into Brazil recently, Brazil’s pioneer sparked outrage as he continued mingling with fans despite being advised to remain quarantined after getting ill during a trip to the US.

As per the Guardian, Wilma Dutra de Oliveira, a language teacher from Leblon, expressed that “We can no longer acknowledge an individual like this as our leader,” “The inclination I have is that the presidential seat is vacant,” and we don’t have a president instead we have a clown who doesn’t have a clue what he is doing.”

However, Mauro Ventura, a Brazilian author, said the window-side protest reflected greater, pent-up discontent against Bolsonaro’s administration the coronavirus emergency had made to detonate.

Oliveira stated that she didn’t anticipate that the present protests will bring about a quick change. Even though numerous intellectuals trust Bolsonaro has irreparably crippled, his odds to get re-elected in 2022.

Article Credit: The Guardian/Reuters

Brazil and USA sign an agreement on military cooperation and defense

Brazil and USA sign an agreement on military cooperation and defense

On Sunday, during his visit to South American headquarters, the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro signed a defense agreement with the United States on the joint development of military capabilities. The agreement was signed for the American side by Admiral Craig Waller, commander of American forces in the southern area of Miami headquarters, and paves the way for future cooperation projects to improve or provide new military capabilities, according to a statement of the Brazilian Ministry of Defense.

The deal came the day after US President Donald Trump received his Brazilian counterpart with a dinner at the Mar-e-Lago resort in Florida during which the two presidents discussed the crisis in Venezuela and renewed their support for opposition leader Juan Guaido, whom they consider the country’s legitimate president. On Friday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused Trump and Bolsonaro of “conspiracy” to justify military intervention in Venezuela. The Brazilian Defense Ministry statement added that the military deal facilitates administrative procedures in the military equipment agreements between the two countries.

Bolsonaro also stressed that the agreement opens the US market to Brazilian military products and also facilitates their sale to NATO members. Brazil is not a member of the alliance, but the United States has granted the status of a great ally outside of NATO. In March 2019, the two countries signed a technology guarantees agreement that allows America to conduct space launches from the Brazilian Alcantara Center. Brazil’s defense industry has around 220 companies and exports to around 85 countries. Although President Jair Bolsonaro is looking for a closer cooperation with the United States in defense and intelligence, Brazil’s decisions regarding 5G technology are seen as a potential hurdle, according to an Trump administration official.

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