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World Sep 06Police investigating 4 Argentines over World Cup qualifier chaos
The Brazil-Argentina qualifier on Sunday was interrupted after seven minutes when agents of Brazil's health agency, Anvisa, insisted they should take England-based players Emiliano Martinez, Emiliano Buendia, Giovanni Lo Celso, and Cristian Romero to the airport for breaching coronavirus protocols.
World Apr 29Brazil tops 400,000 virus deaths amid fears of renewed surge
Brazil on Thursday became the second country to officially top 400,000 COVID-19 deaths, losing another 100,000 lives in just one month, as some health experts warn there may be gruesome days ahead when the Southern Hemisphere enters winter.
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 Feb 08Brazil’s wealthy cause a stir trying to score quick vaccines
Amid the government’s stumbling vaccine rollout, many moneyed Brazilians want to find a swift path to vaccination, sparking backlash from some public health experts and igniting debate on social media, editorial pages and talk shows.
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.
Health Oct 21Brazil’s Bolsonaro rejects Chinese COVID-19 vaccine
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro overruled his own health minister on Wednesday, rejecting the announced purchase of 46 million doses of CoronaVac, a potential vaccine against COVID-19 being tested in Sao Paulo state.
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 Aug 17Indigenous protesters in Brazil demand COVID-19 protection
Dozens of Indigenous people have blocked a major highway in Brazil's Amazon to pressure the government for help in protecting them from COVID-19.