Coronavirus: is chloroquine an effective COVID-19 remedy? — 26th March | AFP

Governments around the world are stepping up their efforts against the coronavirus pandemic which has now left more than 20,000 people dead. Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases worldwide has soared past 450,000. The World Health Organisation has called on richer nations to offer support to lower and middle income countries to fight the spread of the virus while Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has drawn criticism for downplaying the coronavirus pandemic.

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Rio Carnival reigning champions dazzle with provocative, colorful show | AFP

The reigning champions of the Rio Carnival, the Mangueira samba school, showcase their flashy and colorful army of dancers and floats to spectators. The school presents various revisionist versions of Jesus — black, a woman, a man in eyeshadow and rouge and touched on topics of police violence, prompting backlash from supporters of Brazillian President Jair Bolsonaro.

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India celebrates 71st Republic Day | AFP

Indian President Narendra Modi welcomes chief guest Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as India holds a grand parade in the capital to celebrate its 71st Republic Day which marks the beginning of the Indian Constitution coming into effect.

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Indigenous leaders gather to oppose development in Amazon | AFP

Brazilian indigenous leader Raoni Metuktire meets with other tribal leaders in the Amazon to plan opposition to proposals from President Jair Bolsonaro to open up protected native territory to oil and gas exploration and other economic activities.

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Bolsonaro mocks Macron over fires in Australia | AFP

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro mocks his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg in his first video address of the year.

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Deadly tug-of-war over Brazil’s Amazon land | AFP

Land conflict in Brazil’s Amazon is coming to a head between indigenous peoples and land invaders who take their lead from the anti-environment rhetoric of ultra conservative President Jair Bolsonaro. REFILE AS ONE OF AFPTV’S BEST STORIES OF 2019

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro arrives at Mersosur summit | AFP

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro arrives at the Mercosur summit in Bento Gonçalves, Brazil. IMAGES

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro greets China’s Xi Jinping | AFP

Chinese President Xi Jinping greets Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, as Brazil seeks to boost ties with Beijing and avoid upsetting key ally Donald Trump. IMAGES

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Marine oil pollution | AFP Animé

Videographic on marine pollution. The source of large blots of oil staining more than 130 beaches in northeastern Brazil remained a mystery Tuesday despite President Jair Bolsonaro’s assertions they came from outside the country and were possibly the work of criminals.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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Mystery oil spills stain beaches in Brazil | AFP

The source of large blots of oil which have stained more than 130 beaches in northeastern Brazil remains a mystery, despite President Jair Bolsonaro’s assertions that they came from outside the country and were possibly the work of criminals.

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Brazil artists fear LGBT shows doomed under Bolsonaro | AFP

After a state-run theater in Brazil suddenly dropped his LGBT-themed stage show “Gritos,” Artur Ribeiro began to worry it was curtains for his company under President Jair Bolsonaro. He and many other artists are denouncing the censorship and “cultural war” they are experiencing under Bolsonaro’s government.

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‘Fallacy’ to say Amazon is the heritage of humankind: Bolsonaro | AFP

Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who has come under attack for wildfires that are raging in the Amazon, tells the United Nations that the rainforest is his country’s sovereign territory. “It is a fallacy to say that the Amazon is the heritage of humankind, and a misconception confirmed by scientists to say that our Amazon forests are the lungs of the world,” he says. SOUNDBITE

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Brazilians protest against Bolsonaro near UN headquarters | AFP

Brazilians gather close to the UN headquarters in New York to protest against Jair Bolsonaro, as he gives his speech in front of the General Assembly. IMAGES

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Fridays for Future: Brazilian climate marchers want Bolsonaro out | AFP

Thousands of people march for the climate in Brazil’s largest city Sao Paulo, denouncing the anti-climate policies of President Jair Bolsonaro. IMAGES

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro arrives in Brasilia after hospital discharge | AFP

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro arrives in the capital eight days after the far-right leader underwent a fourth operation on his stomach, where he was stabbed during a campaign rally last year IMAGES

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro makes video call to Amazon summit | AFP

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, widely criticized over policies that favor deforestation and a delayed reaction to the wildfires, appears via videoconference to participate in a regional summit on fires that have devastated the Amazon. IMAGES

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro fuels spat with Europe as fires soar | AFP

President Jair Bolsonaro says that Europe has “nothing to teach” Brazil about preserving the environment, as data showed thousands of new fires were ignited on the first day of a ban on burning.

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Chile’s Pinera meets with Brazil’s Bolsonaro in Brasilia | AFP

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro welcomes his Chilean counterpart Sebastian Pinera at the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia. IMAGES

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Firefighters struggle to contain Amazon fire

Firefighters in the Brazilian state of Rondonia struggled to contain a fast-moving fire near a national forest reserve as uncertainty loomed over whether Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro would accept international aid to help fight the wildfire. (Aug. 27)

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro meets with governors from Amazon states | AFP

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro meets with governors from Amazon states to discuss the fires currently ravaging the rainforest. IMAGES

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro hits back at France’s Macron over Amazon | AFP

The worsening crisis in the Amazon in Brazil has fueled a row between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, who has been piling pressure on the Brazilian leader to do more to protect the forest. of the tweet

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Protest outside French embassy in Brasilia | AFP

Around 40 supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro protest against French Emmanuel Macron outside French embassy in Brasilia, after Macron has accused Bolsonaro of lying over Brazil’s stance on climate change. IMAGES

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Fires in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil | AFP Animé

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he is considering deploying the army to help combat fires in the Amazon rainforest, amid growing international pressure over the wildfires. ORIGINAL videographics on fires in Brazil.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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London: Climate activists protest inaction on Amazon deforestation and fires | AFP

Climate change activists with the Extinction Rebellion group protest outside the Brazilian embassy in London to denounce the inaction of Jair Bolsonaro’s government on Amazon deforestation and on fighting the fires ravaging the rainforest for weeks. Official figures show nearly 73,000 forest fires were recorded in Brazil in the first eight months of the year — the highest number for any year since 2013. Most were in the Amazon. IMAGES

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