Brazil is on track to become the newest hotspot in the coronavirus pandemic with more than 300,000 confirmed cases and at least 20,000 deaths from COVID-19. A lack of social distancing mandates and warnings are contributing to the rise. Hari…
By PBS NewsHour
The coronavirus pandemic accelerated across Latin America on Friday, bringing a surge of new infections and deaths, even as curves flattened and reopening was underway in much of Europe, Asia and the United States.
By David Biller, Christopher Sherman, Associated Press
Brazil’s coronavirus crisis is one of the world’s most dire. The country’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, has long minimized the pandemic and the seriousness of COVID-19. Now, a popular former president is re-emerging on the Brazilian political scene -- and levying…
By Amna Nawaz
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.
By Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press
By Almudena Calatrava, Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press
Brazil has surpassed China — where the virus began — in the official number of COVID-19 deaths this week, prompting Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro to say: “So what?"…
By Associated Press
Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily suspended the contentious appointment of the new director general of the Federal Police, delivering a fresh blow to the Brazilian leader.
By David Biller, Marcelo de Sousa, Associated Press
As Brazil careens toward a full-blown public health emergency and economic meltdown, President Jair Bolsonaro has managed to add a third ingredient to the toxic mix: political crisis.
By David Biller, Marcelo Silva de Sousa, Adam Geller, Associated Press
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…
By Nick Schifrin
How does a country mobilize to fight COVID-19 when its own president says the virus isn’t a serious matter? Brazil is in the process of finding out, as President Jair Bolsonaro prioritizes Latin America’s largest economy in the face of…
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