Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro rolls back Indigenous tribe protections

Benjamin Netanyahu speaking to Jewish leaders in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday

The source added that Netanyahu came out of the meeting with Pompeo feeling that Israel has the ability to influence certain aspects of USA policy, and the two countries are now working on plans to make the American troop pull-out as non-disruptive for Israeli security as possible.

The festivities began with a motorcade procession featuring Mr Bolsonaro and his wife, Michelle, standing up in an open-top Rolls-Royce, along the main road leading to Congress and other government buildings.

Bolsonaro takes over from deeply unpopular center-right president Michel Temer, who was effectively a caretaker figure following the impeachment of leftist leader Dilma Rousseff, booted from office in 2016 for fiddling the government books.

He promised to combat the "ideology of gender" teaching in schools, "respect our Judeo-Christian tradition" and "prepare children for the job market, not political militancy".

But there has been no sign of him dropping the bluff, shoot-from-the-lip style that has earned him comparisons with US President Donald Trump, whom he admires. Since a USA -led invasion in 2003 toppled Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, a Sunni Muslim, Israel has anxious that Iraq's Shi'ite majority could tilt towards Iran.

In his inauguration speech before Brazil's Congress, Bolsonaro called for "a true national pact" to restore his country's lackluster economy, "without ideological bias".

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Nunes, the UFC women's bantamweight champion who now also holds the featherweight belt, went at it immediately against Cyborg. Jones' victory over Gustafsson headlined the pay-per-view main card following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

The Social Liberal Party candidate and former longtime congressman replied to Trump's congratulations, saying, "Together, under God's protection, we shall bring prosperity and progress to our people!"

A senior Israeli official said Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left a meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Brasilia feeling as though Israel has "influence" in certain areas of American policy, particularly with regards to Syria. The increased security came at the request of the incoming president, who was stabbed in the stomach during a campaign rally in September.

"We can not continue flirting with communism", Bolsonaro said following his victory. Netanyahu said Bolsonaro assured him Brazil's embassy will be moved to Jerusalem.

Security was ramped up for the inauguration, with some 3,000 police patrolling the event.

While Bolsonaro enjoys sky-high approval ratings, many in Brazil fear his nostalgia for the military dictatorship that reigned from 1964 to 1985, his hardline approach to fighting crime and his record of disparaging women and minorities could herald a harsh shake-up.

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