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World Jan 19City of Manaus in Brazil’s Amazon begins COVID-19 immunization
The Amazonian city of Manaus in Brazil began administering vaccines against the coronavirus, providing a ray of hope for the rainforest’s biggest city whose health system is collapsing.
Science Dec 14Scientists focus on bats for clues to prevent next pandemic
Viruses that emerge from bats are more lethal in humans than those from other species. Scientists are probing the mysteries of bat immune systems and investigating strategies to minimize contact between humans and livestock with bats and other wild animals.
Politics Nov 16Brazil voters ignore Bolsonaro’s city election endorsements
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has suffered a setback as most of the dozens of candidates he backed for municipal elections failed to secure victories or spots in runoffs.
Health Apr 27Brazil may be the next big hot spot as other nations ease up
Brazil is emerging as potentially the next big hot spot for the coronavirus amid President Jair Bolsonaro's insistence that it is just "a little flu" and that there is no need for the sharp restrictions that have slowed the infection's…
World Aug 24Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires
Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday prepared to deploy in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry.
World Aug 23Bolsonaro prepares to send army to contain Amazon fires
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro did not say when the armed forces would get involved but suggested that action could be imminent.
World Aug 23Amazon fires spark global concern but Bolsonaro remains defiant
Brazilian federal experts have reported a record number of wildfires across the country this year, up 84 percent over the same period in 2018.
World Jan 28Death toll from Brazil dam collapse rises to 58
Hopes are fading that more survivors will be found after a dam collapse buried surrounding neighborhoods with iron ore waste.
World Jan 27Search for Brazil dam survivors renews amid growing despair
Brazilian officials on Sunday suspended the search for potential survivors of a dam collapse that has killed at least 40 people amid fears that another nearby dam owned by the same company was also at risk of breaching.
World Sep 04Out of the ashes of Brazil’s National Museum fire, fragments of hope
Firefighters found bone fragments from a collection in the still-smoldering National Museum, an official said Tuesday, raising hopes that a famed skull might somehow have survived a massive blaze that turned historic and scientific artifacts to ashes.