World Jun 19

Official death toll in Brazil approaches 500,000

The South American country has now registered 17,801,462 cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 498,499, according to ministry data, in the world's third-worst outbreak outside the United States and India and its second-deadliest.

World Jun 01

In Brazil’s Amazon, rivers rise to record levels

Rivers around the biggest city in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have swelled to levels unseen in over a century of record-keeping, straining a society that has grown weary of increasingly frequent flooding.