Jair Bolsonaro

Illegal gold mining surges in Brazil

The sharp rise in gold prices has driven a surge of illegal mining in Brazil, much of it in the Amazon rainforest, according to a study published on Sept. 6.    

Gold output in Brazil, the world's 14th-biggest producer last year, has soared since the coronavirus pandemic pushed international prices to record highs.    

Bolsonaro responds after DiCaprio urges Brazil youth to vote

Jair Bolsonaro clapped back on April 29 after US actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio urged Brazilian youth to register to vote in the country's October elections - implying they should vote against the far-right president.

The Hollywood star had posted a message on Twitter Thursday saying that "Brazil is home to the Amazon and other ecosystems critical to climate change.