Brazil

Brazil’s Top Diplomat Quits Under Pressure from China

Brazil’s Foreign Affairs Minister Ernesto Araújo resigned on Monday, shortly after accusing pro-China lawmakers of pressuring him into supporting granting compromised telecommunications company Huawei Brazil’s lucrative pending contract to build a 5G network.

Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo arrives to give a press conference at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia on March 2, 2021. - Araujo discussed the possibility that members of the South American Mercosur bloc -Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay- sign individual deals outside the regional trade bloc, among referring to other …

Brazil: Conservative Bolsonaro Allies Retake Congress

Allies of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took the top leadership positions in the Brazilian Congress on Monday, cementing his influence on the legislative branch and boxing out left-wing factions that attempted to generate interest in impeaching him.

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro gives his thumb up during the signing of a declaration to kick off the Prosur regional initiative at La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, on March 22, 2019. - The presidents of Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Paraguay launched a new regional block that …