Brazil's far-right president sends army into city to fight crime

Brazil's far-right president sends army into city to fight crime

Brazil's far-right president sends army into city to fight crime

Bolsonaro, who said he is a fan of President Donald Trump, said he supports USA policy with regard to opposing the "authoritarian regimes" of left-wing governments in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua.

Retired Army General Augusto Heleno, Bolsonaro's security adviser, said that the president is planning to follow the US' lead in moving the embassy to Jerusalem, but that "logistical considerations" were in the way, Reuters reported on Thursday.

In an apparent response to fears of the farming businesses in the agriculturally-rich country that an embassy move may threaten their $1 billion in meat exports to Arab markets, the newly-elected leader rowed back his pledge within days, insisting: "it is not yet decided".

A senior aide to new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stressed on Thursday the new administration's commitment to enacting an ambitious pension overhaul, adding that a privatization program was still under evaluation.

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a letter to President Jair Bolsonaro saying he is willing to cooperate with the new Brazilian administration to boost the economies of both countries, safeguard world peace, and foster "pragmatic" bilateral ties. Bolsonaro's critics also feel his inaugural speech gave license to Brazilians that they can commit any form of violence and carry weapons. "We may conclude some agreements on this issue", Bolsonaro said in an interview.

The primary country objecting to it is Iran, he said, and not Arab nations.

The comment confirmed a statement by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who arrived in Brazil last week to attend Bolsonaro's January 1 investiture. The government is going to clean the "house".

The Justice Ministry previously handled demarcation of indigenous lands through the FUNAI agency, which also oversees other initiatives for indigenous groups such as health care, housing and language preservation.

The far-right leader said past year that he also wants to annul land demarcation decisions made by previous administrations, but legal experts say recent Brazilian Supreme Court rulings could block such move.

Bolsonaro already appears to be toning down some of his bold calls made during the election campaign.

Brazil has the third biggest prison population in the world, behind the United States and China, with almost 73,000 inmates as of 2016.

"My rapprochement with the United States is an economic issue, but it could be military as well".

On Tuesday, in his first public speech as president, he vowed Brazil's green-and-yellow flag "will never be red".

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