Brazil

Brazil Near 100,000 Deaths From COVID-19

The nation of 210 million people has been reporting an average of more than 1,000 daily deaths from the pandemic since late May and had reported 99,572 as of Friday night.

  • Aug 8, 2020
  • 4:24 PM

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon May Be at 14 Year High

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Preliminary official data published Friday indicate that deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon region over the past 12 months could be at a 14-year high, adding to concerns that President Jair Bolsonaro has failed to rein in destruction of the world’s largest tropical rainforest.

  • Aug 7, 2020
  • 4:29 PM

Top Court Rules Brazil Must Protect Indigenous in Pandemic

By DÉBORA ÁLVARES, Associated Press BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The Brazilian Supreme Court ordered President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration Wednesday to adopt measures to shield Indigenous peoples from the new coronavirus, in a vote that came hours after a prominent Indigenous leader died from COVID-19. The justices voted unanimously in favor of forcing the government to […]

  • Aug 5, 2020
  • 8:52 PM

Brazil Virus Payout Cuts Extreme Poverty to Least in Decades

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s extreme poverty has plunged due to a monthly federal handout during the coronavirus pandemic, but threatens to bounce back once the government ceases the stopgap welfare program, a report said Tuesday.

  • Jul 29, 2020
  • 9:04 AM

Thousands of Families Evicted in São Paulo Amid Pandemic

Before the pandemic, local authorities counted more than 200,000 families waiting for adequate housing in São Paulo, a city of 12 million.

  • Jul 24, 2020
  • 5:55 PM

As Virus Spreads, Bolsonaro Ties With Military Under Strain

SÃO PAULO (AP) — After 35 years of civilian-led democracy, President Jair Bolsonaro has created the most militarized Brazilian government since the fall of the country’s dictatorship.

  • Jul 14, 2020
  • 11:49 AM

A Genocide of Black Brazilians

Latino Rebels Radio: June 29, 2020.

  • Jun 29, 2020
  • 12:13 PM

Latino USA Presents: How Brazil Became The Epicenter Of COVID-19

In this episode of Latino USA, we explore why one of the largest economies in the world has failed to combat the pandemic.

  • Jun 26, 2020
  • 4:11 PM

Brazil Becomes 2nd Country to Reach 1 Million Coronavirus Cases

Experts say the actual number could be seven times higher.

  • Jun 22, 2020
  • 2:26 PM

A Teen’s Killing Stirs Black Lives Matter Protests in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Rafaela Matos saw police helicopters over her favela and heard gunshots, she fell to her knees and asked God to protect her son, João Pedro. Then she called the boy to make sure he was OK.

  • Jun 18, 2020
  • 5:09 PM

Concealing Virus Is Latest Bolsonaro Effort to Shore Up Base

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As the coronavirus claims tens of thousands of lives in Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro is focused on ensuring his political survival and mobilizing his far-right supporters to do so.

  • Jun 9, 2020
  • 10:21 AM

In Brazil’s Raging Pandemic, Domestic Workers Fear for Their Lives—and Their Jobs

Domestic workers are central figures in Brazil, a hidden workforce that keeps society running.

  • Jun 3, 2020
  • 2:47 PM

Police Disperse Anti-Bolsonaro Protesters in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police say they used tear gas to disperse hundreds of demonstrators in Brazil’s largest city on Sunday as groups protesting and supporting President Jair Bolsonaro neared a clash.

  • May 31, 2020
  • 8:18 PM

Brazilians Say ‘I Do’ at Drive-Thru Weddings to Avoid Virus

People have begun turning to this unconventional union at a notary in Santa Cruz, a neighborhood on the western outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, since the COVID-19 disease caused by the virus started battering Brazil.

  • May 29, 2020
  • 3:54 PM

Indigenous Leader Calls for Help in Brazil’s Biggest Reserve

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As the coronavirus spreads into indigenous lands in Brazil, killing at least 40 people so far by the government’s count, the first two COVID-19 deaths were registered this week in the Xingu area, one of the biggest reserves in the world.

  • May 28, 2020
  • 4:09 PM

MÃE! (Mom!): New Short Film Created in Isolation Depicts Challenges of Immigrants Facing COVID-19 Pandemic Away From Home

The film is meant to be a window into life, inspired by many stories of immigrants who have had to face the pandemic away from home.

  • May 26, 2020
  • 12:58 PM

In Bolsonaro’s Brazil, Everyone Else Is to Blame for Virus

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With Brazil emerging as one of the world’s most infected countries, President Jair Bolsonaro is deflecting all responsibility for the coronavirus crisis, casting blame on mayors, governors, an outgoing health minister and the media.

  • May 25, 2020
  • 5:08 PM

Praise and Push-Ups for Brazil’s Embattled Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro greeted hundreds of supporters —and joined some in a series of push-ups— who gathered before the presidential offices Sunday to back his open-the-economy drive even as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the country.

  • May 18, 2020
  • 12:28 PM

Virus Heads Upriver in Brazil Amazon, Sickens Native People

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — In the remote Amazon community of Betania, Tikuna tribe members suspect the coronavirus arrived this month after some returned from a two-hour boat trip down the Solimoes River to pick up their government benefit payments.

  • May 17, 2020
  • 6:16 PM

Brazil’s Health Minister Resigns After One Month on the Job

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s health minister resigned Friday after less than a month on the job in a sign of continuing upheaval over how the nation should battle the coronavirus pandemic, quitting a day after President Jair Bolsonaro stepped up pressure on him to expand use of the antimalarial drug chloroquine in treating patients.

  • May 15, 2020
  • 5:26 PM

Brazil Cities Lurch to Lockdowns Amid Virus Crisis Red Flags

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Faced with overwhelmed hospitals and surging coronavirus deaths, Brazilian state and city governments are lurching forward with mandatory lockdowns against the will of President Jair Bolsonaro, who says job losses are more damaging than COVID-19.

  • May 12, 2020
  • 3:40 PM

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