Full Name: Jair Messias Bolsonaro
Profession: President of Brazil
Why Famous: Bolsonaro took office as President of Brazil in January 2019 after a controversial presidential campaign the previous year. Many of Bolsonaro's comments, described as far-right or populist, have been highly controversial, including opposing abortion, drug liberalization, LGBT rights and affirmative action.
During his presidential campaign he survived an assassination attempt when he was stabbed in the stomach at a campaign rally. He went on to win the election with 55% of the vote.
- 2018-09-06 Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is stabbed at a campaign rally in Juiz de Fora, Brazil
- 2018-09-29 Large demonstrations across Brazil against far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro
- 2018-10-29 Far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil's presidential election defeating Fernando Haddad
- 2019-01-01 Jair Bolsonaro begins his 4 year term as President of Brazil
- 2019-03-17 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro arrives in the US for face-to-face meetings with Donald Trump
- 2019-08-24 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro orders the army to help contain fires in the Amazon after widespread environmental destruction, wildlife loss and international criticism
- 2020-04-02 Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro downplays the COVID-19 pandemic saying "its not all its being made out to be"
- 2020-07-07 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announces he has tested positive for COVID-19