Jair Bolsonaro pictured with second accused in Marielle Franco murder case

Photos of Brazils president with a suspect in the killing of a Rio councillor have emerged seven months after a similar incident Brazilian opposition figures and human rights observers are seething after a photo emerged of the countrys far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, grinning and giving the thumbs up alongside a man arrested in connection with the lsecond time the president has been photographed alongside a suspect in Brazils most high-profile political murder in a decade. In March, a photo of Bolsonaro with lcio Vieira de Queiroz, a former policeman accused of driving the car used in Francos killing, circulated on social media. Queirozs arrest appeared to support suspicion that Franco had been targeted by the s of Rio and are …

Venezuela: UN report accuses Maduro of gross violations against dissenters

In withering report, human rights chief details how Maduros security forces allegedly torture members of the opposition The UN has issued a withering appraisal of the human rights situation in Venezuela, as horrific details emerged of the injuries inflicted on a navy captain allegedly tortured to death during a crackdown on alleged plotters against president Nicols Maduro. A report by UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet which follows a notorious special forces group blamed for a wave of politically-motivated killings. The a shadowy special forces unit activists suspect has been tasked with subduing opposition to Maduro in Venezuelas impoverished periphery. The report said Bachelets team had interviewed relatives of 20 young men killed by FAES between June 2018 and April …

Trump Jr, Bolsonaro Jr beware the Adult Idiot Sons of unhinged presidents | Arwa Madhawi

The worlds worst leaders have a dangerous heir who will risk peace to get Dads attention, says Guardian columnist Arwa Madhawi There is an emerging political phenomenon that poses a unique threat to international stability and our collective sanity. It is the growing influence of what is sometimes known, in political jargon, as the Idiot Adult Son. From Donald Trump to Benjamin Netanyahu, Jair Bolsonaro to Rodrigo Duterte, the worlds most awful leaders all seem to have knuckleheaded offspring who are doing their best to be just like Dad, and doing a lot of damage in the process. The Idiot Adult Son, by the way, should not confused with the awkward Russian meetings, is an Idiot Adult Son. (Ivanka is …