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Health care in Brazil’s Amazonas state in ‘collapse’ as Covid-19 infections surge

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Hospitals in Brazil's largest state, Amazonas, are facing a crisis situation amid surging coronavirus infections, as oxygen supplies run short and hundreds of people wait in line for a hospital bed. Brazilian Health...

Brazil’s defense minister resigns without explanation

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Sao Paulo Brazilian Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva has resigned from his position in a surprise move. In a statement released Monday, Azevedo did not provide a reason for stepping down, but said he had "pr...

Brazil’s indigenous tribes protest bill that would allow commercial mining on their land

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Sao Paulo, Brazil Indigenous groups gathered in Brazil's capital on Monday to demonstrate against a bill proposed by the federal government that would legalize mining on their lands. Carrying banners reading "Invade...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro faces government probe into his handling of Covid-19

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São Paulo, Brazil Brazil's Senate launched an inquiry Tuesday into the federal government's response to Covid-19, which could hobble President Jair Bolsonaro's re-election bid if it leads to an impeachment proceeding...

Brazil’s economy plummets in Covid’s shadow

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The Covid-19 crisis has claimed over 450,000 lives in Brazil, and wrecked the livelihoods of so many more. Brazilians are facing one of the worst economic recessions in the country's history. Millions remain unemplo...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says he regrets Covid-19 deaths, but aims to host Copa America

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Sao Paulo Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday confirmed his intention to host the Copa America tournament in Brazil, despite the country's ongoing struggles with Covid-19. "On what is up to the federal gov...

Referee controversy overshadows Brazil’s Copa América win over Colombia

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Brazil maintained its perfect record at the 2021 Copa América with a 2-1 win over Colombia, but it was a result that was marred by controversy. And not for the first time in his career, it was Argentina referee Nést...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro admitted to the hospital for abdominal pain and hiccups

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Sao Paulo Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been admitted to the hospital to investigate the cause of persistent hiccups that are leading to abdominal pains, according to Brazil's Special Secretariat for Social ...

‘Isolated’ but defiant, Brazil’s Bolsonaro defends handling of Covid and climate at UN

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United Nations Headquarters, NY With Covid-19 and the environment at the top of the agenda at this year's United Nations' General Assembly, observers braced for the first world leader to speak in the UN headquarters'...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro accused of crimes against humanity at ICC for his record on the Amazon

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A group of climate lawyers has urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for his alleged attacks on the Amazon, which they say amount to "crimes against humanity....

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says he will not be vaccinated against Covid-19

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Sao Paulo Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he decided not to get a Covid-19 vaccine, in an on-air interview with Jovem Pan radio on Tuesday night. Previously, Bolsonaro -- who has been eligible to get vaccinat...

Brazil’s parents want their kids vaccinated against Covid. Bolsonaro has tried to stop it

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São Paulo, Brazil Last June, as Covid-19 cases were surging across Brazil, Camila Basto waited at a São Paulo hospital to find out what was wrong with her 9-year-old daughter, Manuela. Manuela had a fever that reach...

Brazil’s Covid-19 vaccination drive stumbles as Bolsonaro’s disinformation campaign lingers

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Sao Paulo, Brazil At the beginning of 2021, hospitals in Brazil's Amazonas state were in a critical state, with ICUs filled to capacity and Covid-19 patients fighting for their lives. "There were a lot of young peop...

Documents show Brazil’s environment chief approved paving highway through Amazon despite his own agency’s warnings

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Government documents show that the head of Brazil's environmental agency overrode previous expert recommendations from his own organization, when he approved the construction of a controversial highway through the A...

As Brazil’s military rolls out the tanks for Independence Day, Bolsonaro tells fans to ‘make a stand’

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Every year, September 7 in Brazil is a day of colorful parades, military demonstrations and national pride, as the country celebrates gaining its independence from colonial Portugal. But as Brazil heads toward pr...