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Brazil Just Had Its Highest Daily COVID-19 Death Toll, But Bolsonaro Is Ignoring Calls for a Lockdown

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday there would be “no national lockdown,” ignoring growing calls from health experts a day after the nation saw its highest number of COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours since the pandemic began. Brazil’s Health Ministry registered 4,195 deaths on Tuesday, becoming the third country to…

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The Week Brazil Went Off the Rails

In the midst of a global pandemic, it’s difficult to determine which country is faring the absolute worst. But any short list at this point must include Brazil. On Monday, embattled Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro made the decision to upend his cabinet, replacing six ministers. Some of the departures weren’t surprising, like far-right Foreign Affairs…

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Brazil reports 3,650 dead from COVID in one day

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Brazil set a new daily COVID-19 death toll record of 3,650 on Friday, the health ministry said, as the pandemic spins out of control in Latin America’s largest economy. Since February, Brazil has seen record after record in fatalities and new cases of infection as the country second hardest hit anywhere…

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Brazil regulator Penalties Apple $2 million for not including chargers with iPhone 12

The consumer protection agency in Brazil’s São Paulo state has fined Apple $2 million for failing to include chargers within iPhone 12 boxes, according to 9to5 Mac. Procon-SP says Apple engaged in “misleading advertising, selling a device without the charger and unfair terms.” Apple announced in October that the iPhone 12 and would not come…

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Brazil officials warn clash looms between Indigenous, miners

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) – A potential clash is looming in northern Brazil between the Munduruku people and mining prospectors armed with rifles and handguns who have intruded into Indigenous lands in the Tapajós River basin of Para state, federal prosecutors warned Saturday. Officials in the Federal Prosecutor’s Office in Para told The Associated Press that…

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Brazil orders 100 million doses of Pfizer vaccine

Brazil has ordered 100 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and another 38 million of Johnson & Johnson’s, the health minister said Monday, seeking to accelerate the hard-hit country’s lagging immunization campaign.

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What in Brazil after Lula’s corruption convictions annulled?

Judge’s decision opens door for former president to run in 2022 elections, but legal experts say many questions remain.

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Brazil notches new daily COVID death record

Brazil broke its record for new daily COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday with nearly 2,000 fatalities, as the pandemic overwhelms hospitals and vaccinations progress slowly.

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Brazil wellness secretaries call for lockdowns as virus soars

Brazil’s state health secretaries on Monday called for lockdowns and curfews in many parts of the country because hospitals are running short of intensive care unit beds as COVID-19 daily kills more than 1,000 people nationwide.

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Brazil COVID-19 deaths, cases surge as pandemic subsides globally

Brazil’s coronavirus deaths and cases are surging amid slow vaccine administration to control the pandemic compared with other nations worldwide.