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World Apr 17Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million
The number of lives lost, as compiled by Johns Hopkins University, is about equal to the population of Kyiv, Ukraine; Caracas, Venezuela; or metropolitan Lisbon, Portugal. It is bigger than Chicago (2.7 million) and equivalent to Philadelphia and Dallas combined.
World Mar 11Brazil hospitals buckle in absence of national virus plan
Brazil's hospitals are faltering as a highly contagious coronavirus variant tears through the country.
World Jan 15Amazon rainforest city scrambles to provide oxygen to COVID-19 patients
Some hope for Manaus, an isolated city of 2 million people, landed in a Brazilian air force plane on Friday with 6,000 liters of oxygen that are being distributed to hospitals.
World Nov 20Brazil has surge of virus cases, downplayed by politicians
Infections are increasing from Brazil's biggest cities to the Amazon and there's been rampant speculation the nation could be on track to follow the path of U.S. and Europe, where new cases are spiraling.
World Oct 08Brazil strains at quarantine as virus cases pass 5 million
Brazil has surpassed 5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and is verging on 150,000 dead. However, Brazilians are burned out on quarantine.
Politics Sep 22WATCH: Bolsonaro claims Brazil is victim of environmental smear campaign
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro defended his administration’s record protecting the Amazon rainforest, telling the United Nations’ virtual meeting of global leaders on Tuesday that his country has been wrongly portrayed as an environmental villain.
World Aug 18Amazon continues to burn in 2020 despite promises to save it
This year’s burning season could determine whether Bolsonaro, an avid supporter of bringing more farming and ranching to the Amazon, is willing and able to halt the fires.
World Jul 16Brazil nears 2 million coronavirus cases, with 75,000 dead
A thousand deaths a day. Since late May, three months after Brazil’s first reported case of the coronavirus, it has recorded more than 1,000 daily deaths on average in a gruesome plateau that has yet to tilt downward.
World Jul 07Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus' severity.
World May 22Surge of new infections show virus accelerating across Latin America
The coronavirus pandemic accelerated across Latin America on Friday, bringing a surge of new infections and deaths, even as curves flattened and reopening was underway in much of Europe, Asia and the United States.