Brazil's market rise after presidential election

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Hundreds of Brazilians, mostly students, on Tuesday protested in several cities against Bolsonaro's future plans and demanded that he respect democracy during his term in office. "We can't go from a victory at the ballot box to chaos in Congress", Guedes told journalists.

The judge at the center of Brazil's sprawling investigation into kickbacks to politicians said Tuesday he would consider joining the Cabinet of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro if invited. Dubbed "the Trump of the Tropics", Bolsonaro is a hard-line politician who campaigned against crime and corruption. He defeated Fernando Haddad of the leftist Workers' Party with 55 percent of the vote.

Trump called Bolsonaro to wish him good luck, auguring closer political ties between the two largest economies in the Americas - both now led by conservative populists promising to overturn the political establishment.

Most of the rainforest is located in Brazil, which has taken major steps in recent years to protect it in the face of massive deforestation that has reduced its size by about 20 percent in the past 50 years.

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While Trump may initiate a trade war with Beijing, and make statements that are thundering on Twitter, "Bolsonaro's going to have to do a lot more attention to what he says, because its economy is much more fragile", says Joel Velasco.

In one of his first television interviews since being elected on Sunday with almost 58mn votes, the former paratrooper, who is notorious for his inflammatory rhetoric, did little to suggest he would temper his discourse after taking power on January 1.

His election alarmed critics around the globe, however, given his defense of Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship, vows to sweep away leftist political opponents, and a track record of denigrating comments about gays, women and minorities.

Brazil and South Africa share membership of the important BRICS and IBSA formations.

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The goal is to reduce by half some 29 ministries by combining others, such as Agriculture and Environment, said Deputy Onyx Lorenzoni, who may become Bolsonaro's next chief of staff.

In his first TV interview since being elected, Mr. Bolsonaro also underlined his campaign pledge to loosen gun laws.

He said the media had unjustly described Cuba's former leader, Fidel Castro, as a president while calling Joao Figueiredo, who ruled Brazil during the final years of its dictatorship, a dictator.

"China always attaches great importance to its relations with Brazil from a strategic height and long-term perspective", Lu said, adding China is willing to work together with Brazil to safeguard and develop the China-Brazil comprehensive strategic partnership, to better benefit the two countries and the two people.

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