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Dom Phillips @domphillips Rio de Janeiro

British reporter based in Rio de Janeiro. Guardian, Financial Times, others. Also written for NY Times, Washington Post. Tweets are not endorsements.

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Joined Twitter 5/5/09


CNN and Record reporters who interviewed Bolsonaro today have been put on leave out of coronavirus precaution. https://t.co/FYc5xwZQmI
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7/8
2020
"On announcing positive test, Bolsonaro gets it wrong again about chloroquine and quotes data without sourcing it."… https://t.co/GV9wVMG1fN @MattSandy Funny cause Marfrig was in there. @ArcherLoon And some of the others huh? Yes that thought did cross my mind too.Impressive list of Brazilian company CEOs warned gov over "negative perception of Brazil’s image internationally wh… https://t.co/CpzKjnG6rQ @LNPjunior @tomphillipsin Thanks.Bolsonaro tested positive for COVID-19. No surprise here. Considering how the president consistently violated socia… https://t.co/J7VAQuVRcu
Retweeted by Dom Phillips @LNPjunior Actually by esteemed colleague (and almost namesake) @tomphillipsinHere is the president of Brazil, infected with Covid-19, with his arm draped over the shoulder of his foreign affai… https://t.co/xOxF889ZH2
Retweeted by Dom Phillips @louisecrewe Hope it wasn't too garbled.Jair Bolsonaro announces he has tested positive for coronavirus but continues to reject Covid-19 "panic" https://t.co/yc355YvATW
Retweeted by Dom Phillips“Just look at my face: I’m fine,” Bolsonaro says, taking off his mask in front of journalists after announcing he h… https://t.co/idOzPYd9WX
Retweeted by Dom PhillipsPres. Bolsonaro confirmed he has tested positive for coronavirus.Document contradicts Brazilian gov and indicates distribution of chloroquine to indigenous reserves for Covid-19 tr… https://t.co/Y6VQWUGoubAs I tried to coin the term for a collective of capybaras yday, my friend spotted this one - solitary, mystical - t… https://t.co/NVF9vcKwW3
Retweeted by Dom PhillipsCompanies are continuing to pile on in the calls for Brazil’s government to stop Amazon deforestation. Following ca… https://t.co/YBhj2nhv5C
Retweeted by Dom Phillips“Amlo understands something abt his supporters no1 else does & the truth is that’s because he’s shown up & talked t… https://t.co/MAbR78JZfM
Retweeted by Dom Phillips“We’re in a ghastly situation with a horrendous government that has stolen our flag,” said João Carlos Assumpção, t… https://t.co/1aK3vIVciM
7/7
2020
Brazilian media tracing all those Bolsonaro met in recent days and without mask, including US ambassador, his forei… https://t.co/bXgA6lsMhM @OTweetDeDeus_ @ocamargosdaniel @guardian @reporterb É Google também, ne? @MendesOnca He did. And he's 81. And he's been trying to explain that unfortunate phrase: "Whoever dies, dies." (Su… https://t.co/jZKWePfRjA @heathrowsnowman We can definitely agree on that.More from CNN Brasil on Bolsonaro - temp 38', has cancelled his schedule for this week, test out tomorrow. https://t.co/fksMeFI8y5 @heathrowsnowman Oh okay now I get you. Hard to feel a great deal of sympathy in this case.I'm a sucker for cellphone videos of animals wandering deserted cities. Here's a group of capivaras touring Itabuna. https://t.co/7Wnmbnew25Jair Bolsonaro has Covid-19 symptoms, temperature, test results due by noon tomorrow, CNN says https://t.co/MnXgK2B3dJ
Retweeted by Dom Phillips @heathrowsnowman What are you talking about? They were checking the distancing and other preventative measures in c… https://t.co/fv1EY7iHZOWow. Federal prosecutors go to court to seek removal of Brazil's environment min Ricardo Salles as pressure grows o… https://t.co/yFlbaBi6yyTerrific work from @ksieff and @volpe_daniele The Guatemalan rainforest: Lush jungle, Mayan ruins and narco jets fu… https://t.co/D6FLXtOlFQ
Retweeted by Dom PhillipsEU/Brazil: Delay Trade Deal Pending Amazon Crisis Response says Human Rights Watch. Destroying the Amazon is bad fo… https://t.co/42MvqfjA0eHey Rio! Miami Reverses Course on Reopening as Cases Soar. https://t.co/EuC1lUOcHYWhy we need sharks: the true nature of the ocean's 'monstrous villains'. https://t.co/JoSei1MqQ8Brazil's trumpeted military operation against Amazon deforestation - criticised as "window dressing" - has spent ju… https://t.co/X4VN4VMgVu👇🏽 https://t.co/LSu0ankzG2
Retweeted by Dom PhillipsLast night's TV show Fantástico showed Rio inspectors checking restaurant where distancing measures were being igno… https://t.co/uQxio6W08DBrazil police finish investigation into National Museum fire https://t.co/aXQjMgzyKG
Retweeted by Dom Phillips
7/6
2020
Trump Uses Mount Rushmore Speech to Deliver Divisive Culture War Message. NYT https://t.co/6gRfSVKB5U
7/4
2020
Our chief US correspondent @AndrewBuncombe spent 10 hours in custody in Seattle this week, despite repeatedly ident… https://t.co/09x6CsN6Pf
Retweeted by Dom PhillipsBolsonaro waters down law requiring face masks in Brazil 📝@msilvadesousa + me https://t.co/pTEG1evSq0
Retweeted by Dom PhillipsRio’s coronavirus curve as it goes back to the pub https://t.co/Fj4l3Dya2m
Retweeted by Dom PhillipsWhat a shot by @sizqui. This. Is. Rio. https://t.co/XlH8QI6Q95
Retweeted by Dom Phillips @heathrowsnowman I wasn't. I was home. And you?Former presidential candidate, foreign minister and São Paulo governor, José Serra charged with money laundering by… https://t.co/EFy2AuDC2SPacked bars open past times allowed, no masks, crowds on pavements, Rio opened up last night. https://t.co/NXq4ScA1lr
7/3
2020
As Domestic Abuse Rises, U.K.Failings Leave Victims in Peril. At least 26 women and girls have been killed during t… https://t.co/luUwfpFhIsA shopping mall in Brazil decided to let CARS in so people can buy what they want without leaving their vehicles. T… https://t.co/dybLFn4WRk
Retweeted by Dom PhillipsMeanwhile Bolsonaro gov is preparing a letter of reply to 29 international investors who warned over Amazon destruc… https://t.co/GlzemPkXckBrazil's Amazon fires in June highest in 13 years, Estado reported. https://t.co/cjqgKzreN7Rio de Janeiro opens bars, restaurants and gyms today with restrictions. Amazing how many people you see without ma… https://t.co/AY3mUyrqoi
7/2
2020
Insane messaging. Not even a strapline warning people to stay alert. https://t.co/GhMtwIpGat
Retweeted by Dom PhillipsBrazil's Senate approves draft bill to rein in fake news https://t.co/FCjcUEK5C0 a través de @bpolitics with @andrewrosati
Retweeted by Dom PhillipsBrazil's new education minister resigns amid scrutiny over qualifications. @SamCowie84 for @guardian https://t.co/qUNjWQGxu6 @rioflections To be fair, at this point not sure it's clear who shot him.Another Rio tragedy. Ítalo Augusto, 7, shot and killed playing in front of his house in São João de Meriti. Police… https://t.co/wEKcyAUkHPAfter padding his resumé (fake PhD, allegedly plagiarized master's thesis, false teaching title), Brazilian educati… https://t.co/vfiWOuG2yC
Retweeted by Dom PhillipsA nationwide strike of food app delivery workers is happening in Brazil today. They're demanding better pay, safety… https://t.co/5WCcAbcxmI
Retweeted by Dom Phillips8 killed during strong winds in South of Brazil, results of a 'cyclone bomb' reported G1. https://t.co/9t3HJvCDv7
7/1
2020
The mayor of Manaus was reportedly taken into intensive care with suspected Covid-19 in the early hours of this mor… https://t.co/p5b0razqzj
Retweeted by Dom PhillipsHuawei or Not? Brazil Faces a Key Geopolitical Choice. The government has to choose between U.S. and China for its… https://t.co/Z3tcNpuoVTAuthorities in Petrópolis found secret bar inside a pet shop. Nobody had a mask on. https://t.co/5Wyy83eeONAnother Brazil governor targeted by raid for alleged corruption stemming from COVID-19 spending -- in Amazonas stat… https://t.co/Pk1a2ryERz
Retweeted by Dom Phillips @Mr_Dave_Haslam @RalphusMoorus @SeanKGriffiths Thanks Dave. Remember these vividly (and all the drama behind getting them)."It will be treated as a flu. That's how it should have been treated since the beginning," said governor of Brazil'… https://t.co/sZNONKcfo4
6/30
2020
@heathrowsnowman Likewise, I was grateful to people's patience and would encourage anyone to learn another language… https://t.co/o9Ky7vBE3a @EdmundRuge Actually how about people stop using slum and shanty town too and just call them favelas? @_atCastro_ Very true. @tomphillipsin Selling Brazil on its cabbage. It's certainly an original tack.More on Brazil's head of tourism agency, Gilson Machado Neto, who launched into an extraordinary homophobic rant du… https://t.co/vVIdHmPxoq @natie_soares I had missed this, thanks for flagging.The same guy - Gilson Machado Neto - also struggled to play accordion during Bolsonaro's Facebook live in tone-deat… https://t.co/JnRIiBBkTSThe head of Brazil's tourism agency has gone viral with this video of him struggling to speak English to sell Brazi… https://t.co/uSXvjDm46C @Julianarodr2010 A very good question.Swearing in of new education minister suspended... two foreign universities have said he did not have academic cred… https://t.co/d9y2xB8OSe“Like, we really let the guard down and trusted them." Organizers of a far-right rally worried their mystery sponso… https://t.co/De0MoojqcQ
Retweeted by Dom PhillipsUniversities in Germany and Argentina have said Brazil's new education minister does not actually have the academic… https://t.co/mSXUQQhgURThe head of the @WHO on the pandemic 😳 https://t.co/1ZQjYVjwDn
Retweeted by Dom Phillips @dazedingalway @guardian Thank you.
6/29
2020
"Brazil’s young democracy is facing its greatest stress test but it's responding well," said @folha editor… https://t.co/tRkaHw5s27
Retweeted by Dom PhillipsSacha Baron Cohen Pulls Epic Prank on Far-Right Militia Event. Amazing story. Wonder how many Brazilian comedians a… https://t.co/XCdMG48QDBOne of Brazil’s top newspapers launches major pro-democracy campaign today, in a time of Bolsonaro. Urges readers t… https://t.co/LGMiO6ULPV
Retweeted by Dom Phillips
6/28
2020
For anyone who saw Gilberto Gil’s rich, warm, masterful live last night and Bolsonaro’s tourism chief massacring ‘A… https://t.co/cC4CkqTMQi"Either we change or we will die in the next pandemic. And it will be fast." By @domphillips for @guardian https://t.co/R5wFY4O8MO
Retweeted by Dom PhillipsCoronavirus, spreading in Brazil's interior, threatens to 'boomerang' back to major cities, by @pedrofonsecass https://t.co/TXcqstQSNz
Retweeted by Dom Phillips'Either we change or we die': the radical farming project in the Amazon. A growing movement for sustainable agricul… https://t.co/sICirkXR85“The culture here is slash and burn, and we’re trying to change that.” @domphillips on the brilliant agroforestry w… https://t.co/i7ijLyL3kh
Retweeted by Dom Phillips
6/27
2020
Another 46,860 new Covid-19 cases confirmed today, according to health ministry, total now 1.274.974. And another 9… https://t.co/Tz3BxHojb9CNN Brasil reporting that Queiroz is negotiating a plea bargain deal with prosecutors. Now that could get interesti… https://t.co/OfsohbUWOxWhen all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail Bolsonaro doing the pistol-finger at water https://t.co/Uq66WE9Ur8
Retweeted by Dom Phillips @jaancornelius @SamCowie84 Gradual opening started June 1. As for time between infection and death, CDC says sympto… https://t.co/PcKy9WAFf6“There is a line that can be drawn through every act of violence against women, whether committed by a soldier, a p… https://t.co/ZB2RKi1WzE
Retweeted by Dom PhillipsJust a few weeks after São Paulo state started re-opening, Covid-19 deaths are accelerating. Who would have thought? https://t.co/JFuYwZE8Y2Three new studies found that conservative media amplify misinformation, entertain conspiracy theories and discourag… https://t.co/YDlPmrp2uY
Retweeted by Dom PhillipsRio's mayor allowed public transport w/ two passengers per every square meter. I don't have my trusty ruler on hand… https://t.co/qn7yo6nAZ1
Retweeted by Dom PhillipsThe full version of that fabulous @gilbertogil birthday tribute. Turn up the volume and remind yourself that Brazil… https://t.co/iZ7T6d5jry
Retweeted by Dom PhillipsOne of the most unnerving and bizarre of many unnerving and bizarre moments in Bolsonaro FB Lives came tonight when… https://t.co/SJfXXxgsa7
6/26
2020
Argentina, Brazil monitor massive locust swarm; crop damage seen limited. Reuters https://t.co/Ce5u9ZW8dUTell the world… We are Liverpool, champions of England. https://t.co/altgWn1Wda
Retweeted by Dom PhillipsBrazil Covid-19 cases up and up and up. Now 1.228.114 cases, 39,483 confirmed in last 24 hrs. Deaths total 54,971,… https://t.co/Fybk3EqgH3 @BrazilieForum Actually Iamarino said here one million could die if 70 percent of Brazilian population get Covid-19… https://t.co/Sk9Dzd2kPOStrange smell of pizza around the Flávio Bolsonaro case as it moves to an upper court. https://t.co/ujbnGvwroj
6/25
2020

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