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‘Tragic combination’: Millions go hungry amid Brazil COVID crisis | Coronavirus pandemic News

Sao Paulo, Brazil – Ana Maria Nogueira adds one bacon-flavoured seasoning cube to the pot of rice simmering on the…

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Middle East

‘Out of control’: Brazil’s COVID surge sparks regional fears | Coronavirus pandemic News

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Almost a year ago to the day, the jungle city of Manaus grabbed international headlines…

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Middle East

Brazil’s Athletico Paranaense to buy COVID vaccines for fans | Coronavirus pandemic News

Brazilian football club says it plans to buy vaccines for players, officials and fans with paid membership. Brazilian top-flight football…

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Africa

COVID roundup: Record cases, travel bans and no to lockdown | Coronavirus pandemic News

More than 133 million people have tested positive for the coronavirus since the first case was reported in 2019. And…

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Africa

Bolsonaro again refuses lockdown as Brazil COVID crisis drags on | Coronavirus pandemic News

Authorities in Sao Paulo say they plan to open a ‘vertical cemetery’ to handle continuing surge in coronavirus deaths. Brazilian…

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Africa

In new grim record, Brazil surpasses 4,000 daily COVID deaths | Coronavirus pandemic News

Coronavirus surge is spurring desperate calls for strict lockdown measures, but President Bolsonaro still rejects curbs. For the first time…

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Asia

Brazilian mayor gets death threats after imposing COVID curbs | Coronavirus pandemic News

Sao Paulo, Brazil – Brazil has become a byword for COVID-19 mismanagement, but one city is being championed as a…

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Middle East

Have the billionaires and bankers had enough of Bolsonaro?

Five hundred businessmen and bankers tell Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro to take action to control the pandemic. Credit

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Latin America

I fear for Asian communities in Brazil | Racism News

The March 16 Atlanta spa shootings, in which eight people including six Asian women were killed by a white assailant,…

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Africa

Brazil names new armed forces commanders amid political tensions | Coronavirus pandemic News

Changes come after President Jair Bolsonaro, under pressure over COVID crisis, ordered a sweeping cabinet reshuffle. Brazil has named new…

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Africa

COVID surge in Americas could be ‘even larger’ than in 2020: PAHO | Coronavirus pandemic News

Coronavirus cases are mounting in several countries, prompting a warning from the Pan American Health Organization chief. The head of…

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Asia

Global rainforest destruction increased sharply in 2020: Report | Environment News

An area of pristine rainforest the size of the Netherlands was burned or hacked down last year, as the destruction…

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Latin America

Brazil replacing military chiefs after Bolsonaro cabinet shake-up | Coronavirus pandemic News

The move comes after President Jair Bolsonaro made six cabinet changes amid mounting pressure over the COVID crisis. The commanders…

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Africa

Brazilians thrown back into poverty as COVID aid dries up | Business and Economy News

Tatiana Araujo de Sirqueira, a 33-year-old single mother of six, and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro are almost neighbours, but they…

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Africa

Brazil’s foreign, defence ministers resign in blow to Bolsonaro | Latin America News

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is under pressure as COVID-19 deaths and infections surge in the country. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro…

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Coronavirus

‘A miracle I survived’: Younger Brazilians hit by COVID surge

  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – When Allessandro Cabral began to experience COVID symptoms in early March, he thought nothing…

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Africa

Brazil’s COVID deaths ‘biggest genocide in our history’: Lula | Coronavirus pandemic News

Former left-wing president hits out at President Jair Bolsonaro, saying the country will not withstand COVID if ‘he continues to…

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Middle East

Can Lula da Silva be president of Brazil again?

A top court rules the judge who convicted Lula da Silva in a corruption case was ‘biased’. Credit

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Africa

Lula is back, and Brazil is facing a perfect storm | Politics News

The past year has been catastrophic for Brazil. The country not only lost 300,000 people to COVID-19 but also found…

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Africa

Bolsonaro under pressure as Brazil COVID deaths top 300,000 | Coronavirus pandemic News

Latin American nation becomes the second country to reach the grim milestone after the United States. Brazil has topped 300,000…

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Latin America

‘Brazil is suffocating’: COVID surge creates severe oxygen crisis | Coronavirus pandemic News

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Earlier this year, the jungle city of Manaus sent shockwaves across the globe when hospitals…

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Africa

UK suit against BHP over 2015 Brazil dam failure hits wall | Business and Economy News

A vast, 200,000-strong Brazilian claimant group failed to revive a $6.9bn United Kingdom lawsuit against Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP relating…

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Latin America

Brazil Supreme Court rules judge who convicted Lula was ‘biased’ | Corruption News

Decision is latest victory for former Brazilian president, who had his corruption convictions annulled this month. The Brazilian Supreme Court…

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Europe

Brazil: New health minister sworn in amid ‘dangerous’ virus surge | Coronavirus pandemic News

Marcelo Queiroga is fourth health minister in hard-hit South American nation since start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Brazilian President Jair…

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Europe

Brazil CEOs and economists blast Bolsonaro’s COVID response | Coronavirus pandemic News

Hundreds of Brazilian business leaders and economists blasted President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the coronavirus crisis on Monday and called for a new policy approach as the country…

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Europe

Brazil in talks with US to import extra COVID vaccines | Coronavirus pandemic News

South American nation is struggling to contain a nationwide surge in coronavirus infections and deaths. Brazil is in talks with…

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Africa

Bolsonaro asks court to reverse Brazil’s COVID-19 restrictions | Coronavirus pandemic News

Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll has increased sharply in recent weeks, to more than 290,000, second only to that of the…

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Latin America

Bolsonaro’s office releases Biden letter on climate, pandemic | Jair Bolsonaro News

President Joe Biden said his government is willing to work closely with Brazil on a new chapter in bilateral relations. US…

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Asia

Brazil records over 90,000 new COVID cases in a single day | Coronavirus pandemic News

Brazilian President Bolsonaro faces mounting pressure as coronavirus infections and deaths continue to mount. Brazil has reported a single-day record…

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Europe

Brazil’s next health minister says he will follow Bolsonaro plan | Coronavirus pandemic News

Brazil’s next health minister – the country’s fourth since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic – has said he intends…

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Europe

As COVID surges, Bolsonaro looks to replace health minister | Coronavirus pandemic News

Brazil’s health minister has confirmed that President Jair Bolsonaro is looking at candidates who can replace him, as the country…

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Europe

What next in Brazil after Lula’s corruption convictions annulled? | Politics News

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Last week, in a surprise ruling, a Brazilian Supreme Court judge quashed all corruption convictions…

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Asia

How dangerous are the new COVID variants? | Coronavirus pandemic News

Vaccination programmes around the world have been shown to be reducing COVID-19 transmission rates and hospital admissions. But news of…

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Africa

Lula receives COVID jab as Brazil’s coronavirus crisis continues | Coronavirus pandemic News

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has received his first COVID-19 jab, as the country struggles to get…

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Europe

Will Brazil’s Lula da Silva make a political comeback?

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva could run for 2022 presidential election after his fraud sentence was annulled. Aj Europe

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Asia

Brazil’s hospitals buckle in absence of national virus plan | Coronavirus pandemic News

Brazil’s hospitals are faltering as a highly contagious coronavirus variant tears through the country and the only attempt to create…

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Asia

Brazil hits new daily COVID deaths record as crisis escalates | Coronavirus pandemic News

More than 2,280 single-day coronavirus deaths come as President Jair Bolsonaro signs bill to speed up vaccine purchases. Brazil has…

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Europe

Brazil’s Lula says no decision yet on 2022 presidential run | Corruption News

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said he will tour the country and speak with supporters before making a final decision.…

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Europe

‘More severe than war’: Health workers reflect on a year of COVID | Coronavirus pandemic News

In the year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic, doctors, nurses and medical…

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Europe

Brazil to name famous Maracana stadium after Pele | Football News

Rio de Janeiro state legislature votes to name the world-famous stadium after Brazilian football legend. Brazil’s Maracana stadium will be…

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Asia

Lula’s political comeback adds to investors’ worries in Brazil | Corruption News

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was thrust back into Brazil’s political scene after a judge tossed out criminal convictions against…

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Africa

Judge opens door for Lula da Silva to run in Brazil in 2022 | Jair Bolsonaro News

DEVELOPING STORY Ruling restores the former Brazilian president’s political rights, which he lost after corruption conviction. A Brazilian Supreme Court…

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Coronavirus

PHOTO: What Brazil’s women are suffering as COVID limits abuse reports

  During the early months of Brazil’s COVID-19 pandemic, Rio de Janeiro police detective Fernanda Fernandes was certain that cases…

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Africa

Tighter COVID curbs stir unrest in parts of Latin America | Coronavirus pandemic News

People are protesting in some Latin American countries, unhappy because of tighter coronavirus restrictions imposed to fight a surge in…

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