Thousands of Brazilians have taken to the streets for a second day to call for the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro : worldnews


Heh, it won’t happen. Bolsonaro’s approval is at a record low due to the combined crisis of the mutant Brazilian corona strain and the slow vaccination effort, but it’s still in the 26%-31% range depending on the poll. For sake of comparison, Dilma got to 9% until the Congress decided that ok, it was the right time to take the garbage out.

Also, he has been keeping the “Centrão” (Big Center) block happy in the Congress, and his enemy speaker of the house Rodrigo Maia is going out in a few days, probably to be replaced by Bolsonaro’s candidate, Arthur Lira – and Lira has already said that impeachment is a no-no.



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Biden pressed Putin on SolarWinds hack, Navalny, and the bounty plot on US soldiers in first call with Russian leader : worldnews


According to a Kremlin summary of the appeal, Putin congratulated Biden "at the beginning of his tenure as US President" and stressed that normalizing relations between the US and Russia would be in the interests of both countries and the international community.

"In general, the conversation between Russian and US leaders was factual and sincere. They agreed to maintain contact," the Kremlin said, reiterating White House claims that both sides would be working to renew New START.

The Kremlin reading made no mention of the issues on which the White House Biden expressed concern to his Russian counterpart.



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On first call with Putin, Biden raises election interference, bounties, Navalny poisoning – Biden called intending to raise concern about the suspected Russian SolarWinds hacking campaign, Russia reportedly placing bounties on American troops and interference in the 2020 election



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Biden presses Putin on Navalny arrest and massive cyber hack in first phone call : worldnews


“I find that we can both operate in the mutual self-interest of our countries as a New START agreement and make it clear to Russia that we are very concerned about their behavior, whether it’s Navalny, whether it’s SolarWinds or reports of bounties on heads of Americans in Afghanistan,” Mr Biden told reporters at the White House on Monday.

The Kremlin’s readout of the conversation between the two leaders characterised it as of a “businesslike and frank nature.”

The Kremlin readout added: “It was agreed to maintain contacts.”

The Biden administration in recent days has repeatedly urged Mr Putin to release Mr Navalny and his supporters who have been detained for protesting his incarceration over the weekend.

“We call on Russian authorities to release all those detained for exercising their universal rights and for the immediate and unconditional release of Alexei Navalny,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Monday, echoing a statement from the State Department from over the weekend.



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