Protest in Brazil against the 1964-1985 dictatorship

Brazilians protest against the 1964-1985 dictatorship in Rio de Janeiro after far-right President Jair Bolsonaro sparked widespread anger by ordering the defense forces to commemorate the overthrow of President Joao Goulart. IMAGES

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro arrives in Israel

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro arrives in Israel just ahead of the country’s polls in which his ally Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a tough re-election fight. IMAGES

Brazilians comment on Bolsonaro order to commemorate 1964 coup

People react after Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro ordered the armed forces to hold “appropriate commemorations” of the March 1964 military coup, while denying it was a coup.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro lands in Santiago ahead of PROSUR meeting

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro gets off the plane at his arrival in Santiago, ahead of the PROSUR South American new regional bloc. IMAGES

Trump touts US-Brazilian ties in meeting with Bolsonaro

President Donald Trump heaped praise on right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — and received plenty back — in announcing a special relationship that he said could even see the Latin American country join NATO.

Trump praises Brazil’s far-right president at WH

President Donald Trump praised Brazil’s new far-right leader as he welcomed him to the White House, congratulating Jair Bolsonaro for his “tremendous election victory” and expressing support for Brazil’s efforts to gain NATO privileges. (March 19)

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Trump floats idea of Brazil becoming NATO member

US President Donald Trump raises the possibility that Brazil could become a member of NATO during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House with far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. SOUNDBITE

Brazil’s Bolsonaro heads to the US to see Trump

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro leaves for Washington to meet with his US counterpart Donald Trump to strengthen ties in the nascent regional conservative alliance aiming to ramp up the pressure on Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro. 1ST IMAGES

Carnival puppet of Brazilian president provokes mixed reactions

A giant carnival puppet of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro draws disapproval and praise as it parades through the streets of Olinda in northeast of Brazil.