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Brazil: Bolsonaro rejects link to murder of gay councilwoman

Brazil: Bolsonaro rejects link to murder of gay councilwoman

(Reuters) – Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro, on Wednesday deplored a TV network’s report, linking him with a former police officer accused of assassinating a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman, and threatened to cancel the broadcaster’s licence. TV Globo, Brazil’s largest TV network, reported on Tuesday that just hours before the March 2018 murder, the suspect […]

Brazil: Prosecutor orders indictments in gay councilwoman murder

Brazil: Prosecutor orders indictments in gay councilwoman murder

(Reuters) – Brazil’s top public prosecutor on Tuesday ordered five people indicted over sabotaging efforts to investigate the assassination of a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman, and said federal investigators would take over the case. In comments to reporters on her last day in office, Brazil’s prosecutor general, Raquel Dodge, said she would charge two […]

Brazil: LGBT+ politicians prepare for battle with Bolsonaro

Brazil: LGBT+ politicians prepare for battle with Bolsonaro

When he realised Jair Bolsonaro was likely to be elected president of Brazil last year, politician, David Miranda’s first concern was for his family, rather than his career. As an openly gay man adopting two children, Miranda worried that Bolsonaro could revoke many of Brazil’s LGBT+ rights, including gay adoption. Just three months later, the […]

Brazil: Gay congressman flees, citing death threats

Brazil: Gay congressman flees, citing death threats

A prominent gay congressman in Brazil announced on Thursday that he was leaving his job, and fleeing the country, because of increased death threats made against him. Jean Wyllys, the country’s second openly-gay congressman, told the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper that he had left Brazil, and was going to work in academia, with no […]