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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.
World Apr 20Brazil’s Bolsonaro seeks end to social isolation measures
The Brazilian president favors a less restrictive model in which only those in high-risk groups would be quarantined at home until the end of the outbreak.
Health Mar 26Brazil’s governors rise up against Bolsonaro’s outbreak stance
Bolsonaro contends that the clampdown already ordered by many governors will deeply wound Brazil's already beleaguered economy and spark social unrest.
Politics Feb 06Brazil judge rejects hacking accusation against journalist Glenn Greenwald
A judge in Brazil has dismissed accusations that U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald was involved in hacking phones of officials, following weeks of criticism that his prosecution would infringe on constitutional protections for the press.