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World Jan 17Omicron slamming South American hospitals as workers fall ill
The coronavirus' omicron variant is barreling across South America and pressuring hospitals whose employees are getting infected and taking sick leave, leaving facilities understaffed to cope with COVID-19's third wave.
World Nov 20Sources: Brazil withheld deforestation data ’til COP26’s end
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro and Environment Minister Joaquim Leite both knew the Amazon region’s annual deforestation rate had surged before the U.N. climate talks in Glasgow, but kept results quiet to avoid hampering negotiations, according to three Cabinet ministers who…
World Oct 26Brazil senators to vote on urging charges for Bolsonaro
A Brazilian Senate committee is voting Tuesday on a report recommending President Jair Bolsonaro face a series of criminal indictments for actions that allegedly added to the world's second-highest death toll.
World Oct 20Brazil Senate report to urge Bolsonaro be charged over pandemic
Wednesday's report will call for Bolsonaro to be indicted on nine charges, from charlatanism and inciting crime all the way up to crime against humanity.
World Jun 29Brazil redeploying troops to Amazon rainforest, bans most fires
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree to dispatch soldiers to the Amazon in a bid to curb surging deforestation, just two months after withdrawing troops from the region.
World Mar 25Bolsonaro under fire as Brazil hits 300,000 COVID-19 deaths
Foes and allies of President Jair Bolsonaro are pleading for him to change course to stem a recent surge of the virus, but he continues to refuse restrictions on activity and promotes unproven cures for the disease.
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 Aug 05Top court rules Brazil must protect Indigenous peoples in pandemic
The top court's justices voted unanimously that the government must install health checkpoints for isolated Indigenous villages plus draft and implement a plan to remove outsiders now within protected areas illegally.