President Jair Bolsonaro is the least popular first-term head of state in the first three months of government. His approval rating is comparable to presidents in their second terms—after years taking political hits. This poses a stark contrast to his growing popularity on social media. Despite preaching union in his inauguration speech, the president has sowed division within Brazilian society. Mimicking Donald Trump, Mr. Bolsonaro engaged his loyal social media base through controversial issues, attacking Carnival celebrations, the press, and even his allies.
The São Paulo state government approved a law prohibiting the distribution of plastic straws in hotels, restaurants, bars, bakeries, night clubs, and all types of musical events and other commercial locations. It will come into force in Feb. 2020. #BrazilianReport https://t.co/x29twGuTKV
Brazil’s sixth-largest airport in terms of passengers and second-largest in terms of cargo—it receives 40 percent of all Brazil’s imports via air—Viracopos Airport, located in the city of Campinas, is going through a severe crisis. See more:
Spain's attorney general requested Sgt. Manoel Silva Rodrigues—the Brazilian military man arrested while smuggling 39 kg of cocaine on a presidential plane in June— be sentenced to eight years in prison and a fine of EUR 4 million. #BrazilianReport