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Did new Brazilian president Bolsonaro say he'd rather have a dead son than a gay one?

Yes. In an interview with the Brazilian version of the Playboy magazine (in Portuguese, published June 2011, available on Archive.org), when asked what he would do if his son "turned homosexual&...
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Did new Brazilian president Bolsonaro say he'd rather have a dead son than a gay one?

The English Wikipedia page on Bolsonaro mentions: "[...] Bolsonaro said that "I would be incapable of loving a gay son", and added that he would prefer any gay son of his "to die in an accident". This ...
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Is seemingly bare-hands surgery (with no instruments) fake?

Your video is an example of what is known as psychic surgery. The practioners claim to be able to treat and heal many diseases. Psychic surgery is a fake. It does not heal anything. Its ...
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Did Brazilian football fans take their own lives inside the stadium after the loss to Uruguay in 1950?

This is probably false. The event, known as the "Maracanazo", happened on July 16, 1950. Some of the Brazilian main newspapers at time are still active and keep their archives available ...
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Was the number of forest fires in the Amazon in Summer 2019 considerably higher than usual?

I stumbled upon this article today. According to the article, the fires this year are 80% up as compared to the previous year, but only 7% above the 10-year average. The article ascribes the claim to ...
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What is the cause of Brazil's microcephaly outbreak?

The CDC now say the Zika virus is the cause. On April 13, 2016, a new report was published by doctors from the CDC in the New England Journal of Medicine. Zika Virus and Birth Defects — Reviewing the ...
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Is the P1 ("Brazil") variant of SAR-CoV-2 more lethal to younger generations?

This article does not actually name the variant as 'P1' but it relates to Brazil and it names a 'new coronavirus variant' so it is without doubt that P1 is the varaint being remarked upon by Dr ...
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