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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.
Health Jul 17Remote region of Brazil’s Amazon experiences first deaths by coronavirus
The first deaths from COVID-19 have come to a vast, remote region of the Amazon that Brazil’s government says is home to greatest concentration of isolated Indigenous groups in the world.
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 May 15Brazil’s health minister resigns after one month on the job
Brazil’s health minister has resigned after less than a month in office. It's a sign of continuing upheaval in the nation’s battle with the COVID-19 pandemic.