Another big nation moving embassy to Jerusalem

Another big nation moving embassy to Jerusalem

"Congratulations to President [Bolsonaro] who just made a great inauguration speech", Trump wrote on Twitter.

Bolsonaro responded by saying: "I truly appreciate your words of encouragement".

Right-winger Jair Bolsonaro keen to turn country into bastion of conservatism in Latin America.

"According to the law, the prime minister does not have to resign during the hearing process".

He wants to tackle the problems in part by shielding police who kill during an operation from criminal prosecution.


"I will work tirelessly so that Brazil reaches its destiny", said Mr Bolsonaro, the latest populist to exploit anti-establishment fury. The leftist Workers' Party, which dominated Brazilian politics from 2003 to 2016, boycotted the ceremony. He added, however, that "relations with Brazil will eventually be continued".

"The government machine is really heavy", he said.

As a clear sign of that diplomatic shift, Bolsonaro plans to move the Brazilian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, breaking with Brazil's traditional support for a two-state solution to the Palestinian issue.

Bolsonaro has also said he admires Trump, with whom he shares nationalist instincts and a disdain of multilateral organizations.

The new leader's open hostility to the left prompted leftwing deputies to spurn his investiture. Temer, Brazil's most unpopular leader ever, faces a number of corruption accusation on leaving office. "There are hundreds of bureaucratic governing bodies across Brazil, of regulators as well".


Seven of Bolsonaro's 22 Cabinet ministers are former military personnel, more than in any administration during Brazil's 1964-1985 dictatorship.

Bolsonaro, who has previously said his education minister will stop "Marxist trash" from being taught in schools and universities, vowed his government would "prepare children for the job market, not political militancy".

Netanyahu was due to attend the inauguration of Bolsonaro, the far-right president whose determination to break with decades of centrist rule has raised both hopes and fears. The increased security came at the request of the incoming president, who was stabbed in the stomach during a campaign rally in September.

Iraq's prime minister said on Sunday that security officials from Baghdad had met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, and hinted at a bigger Iraqi role fighting Islamic State militants as USA troops withdraw.

"This inauguration is a turning point", said another, 36-year-old teacher Mauro Penna. "This is a partnership that is meant to happen, and we're going to make it happen very fast".


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