Tag Archives: Brazil

BRAZIL: Daily Death Toll Surpasses US For First Time

Reuters reports: Brazil’s daily coronavirus deaths were higher than fatalities in the United States for the first time over the last 24 hours, according to the country’s Health Ministry. Brazil registered 807 deaths over the last 24 hours, whereas 620 died in the United States. Brazil has the second worst outbreak in the world, with 374,898 cases, behind the U.S. …

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Trump Bans Travel From Brazil To US Over COVID

The Associated Press reports: The White House has announced a ban on travel to the U.S. from Brazil due to the spread of coronavirus in Latin America’s hardest-hit country. Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany cast it as a move by President Donald Trump “to protect our country.” Trump has already banned travel from the United Kingdom, Europe and China, all of …

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WHO Declares South America New COVID Epicenter

The Washington Post reports: World Health Organization officials declared Friday that South America is the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, citing the rapid rise in cases in Brazil but in a slew of other countries across the region. The disease has been gaining momentum ion the continent for several weeks, but in recent days the number of cases has …

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Brazilian Hospitals “Near Collapse” As COVID Surges

The BBC reports: The mayor of Brazil’s largest city, São Paulo, has said its health system could collapse as demand grows for emergency beds to deal with coronavirus cases. Bruno Covas said the city’s public hospitals had reached 90% capacity and could run out of space in two weeks. He accused those who flouted lockdown rules of playing “Russian roulette” …

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Brazil Ends Restrictions On Gay Men Donating Blood

The Guardian reports: Brazil’s supreme court has overturned rules that limit gay and bisexual men from donating blood in a decision considered a human rights victory for LGBT+ people in the country. The move came as more nations review restrictions on blood donations imposed during the 1980s HIV/AIDS crisis, with some countries applying blanket bans, some have waiting periods after …

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Bolsonaro: WHO Teaches Kids To Be Gay, Masturbate

Agence France-Presse reports: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said the World Health Organization encourages homosexuality and masturbation among young children, his latest clash with an organization whose advice on social distancing and other anti-coronavirus measures he has repeatedly questioned. The far-right leader made the claim, without citing a source, in a Facebook post he later deleted. “This is the World Health …

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BRAZIL: President Bolsonaro To Face Corruption Probe

The Washington Post reports: Brazil’s supreme court has authorized an investigation of alleged corruption and obstruction of justice by President Jair Bolsonaro after the country’s outgoing justice minister accused him of attempting to interfere with federal police probes. The 60-day investigation, approved Monday by Supreme Federal Court Justice José Celso de Mello Filho, plunges Brazil into a new political crisis …

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Heavily-Coughing Bolsonaro Eggs On Pro-Dictatorship Protesters Demanding End To Lockdown Rules [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Former presidents, politicians and newspaper editorial boards have lined up to denounce the “moronic” and “anti-democratic” behaviour of Brazil’s far-right leader after he hit the streets to egg on protesters demanding a return to military dictatorship. As the number of deaths caused by Covid-19 rose to nearly 2,500 on Sunday, Jair Bolsonaro left his presidential palace in …

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Malaria Drug Study Halted Over Heart Arrhythmias

The New York Times reports: A small study in Brazil was halted early for safety reasons after coronavirus patients taking a higher dose of chloroquine developed irregular heart rates that increased their risk of a potentially fatal heart arrhythmia. Roughly half the study participants were given a dose of 450 milligrams of chloroquine twice daily for five days, while the …

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Bolsonaro: Brazilians Are Naturally Immune To Virus

The Associated Press reports: Even as coronavirus cases mount in Latin America’s largest nation, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has staked out the most deliberately dismissive position of any major world leader, calling the pandemic a momentary, minor problem and saying strong measures to contain it are unnecessary. Bolsonaro says his response to the disease matches that of Trump, labeling the virus …

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Third Mar-A-Lago Guest Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The Washington Post reports: Acting Brazilian Ambassador Nestor Forster, who sat at President Trump’s table Saturday night during a dinner at Mar-a-Lago, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the embassy said Friday night. Forster is the third person who visited the president’s South Florida resort last weekend to test positive for the novel virus. The White House acknowledged the additional …

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro Denies Reports He Tested Positive

Forbes reports: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has denied he is infected with coronavirus after reports he tested positive during an initial test reportedly sent the White House into an emergency meeting about President Trump’s interactions with Bolsonaro at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday. According to Brazillian newspaper Jornal O Dia, Bolsonaro tested positive for coronavirus during initial tests, but is was still …

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Brazilian President Positive For Virus After Meeting With Trump, White House Officials Go Into Urgent Huddle

Fox News reports: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus, Fox News can confirm. The positive diagnosis comes just days after the right-wing Bolsonaro met with President Trump in Mar-A-Lago. In the wake of the news out of Brazil, a number of White House officials were called into an urgent meeting in the chief of staff’s office, Fox …

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Brazilian Official Tests Positive After Meeting Trump

Reuters reports: A Brazilian government official who attended an official meeting at Mr Donald Trump’s resort in Florida on Saturday (March 7) and posted a photo of himself standing next to the US President is being tested for coronavirus, the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper said. Mr Fabio Wajngarten is Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s communications secretary and he accompanied the far-right …

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No Press For Surprise Bolsonaro Mar-A-Lago Meeting

The Guardian reports: The president is heading to his private resort club Mar-a-Lago in West Palm Beach, Florida, later today and is holding a fundraiser this evening. But Donald Trump revealed this morning that he is also meeting with Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro at the club this weekend. “He wanted to have dinner,” Trump told reporters. The meeting is expected …

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Brazil Sees First Virus Case, 57 US Cases, Ship Diverted

The Insider reports: The coronavirus has now reached every continent on earth except for Antarctica after Brazil confirmed its first case. On Tuesday, Brazil’s ministry of health confirmed that a man in São Paulo had tested positive for COVID-19, according to Reuters. The 61-year-old male returned to São Paulo from Lombardy, Italy, on February 21, the ministry said. He had …

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BRAZIL: Creationist Tapped To Lead Science Education

Science Magazine reports: The appointment of a creationism advocate to lead the agency that oversees Brazil’s graduate study programs has scientists here concerned — yet again — about the encroachment of religion on science and education policy. President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration on Saturday named Benedito Guimarães Aguiar Neto to head the agency, known as CAPES. Aguiar Neto, an electrical engineer …

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BRAZIL: US Journalist Glenn Greenwald Charged With Cybercrime For Publishing Hacked Phone Messages

The New York Times reports: Federal prosecutors in Brazil on Tuesday charged the American journalist Glenn Greenwald with cybercrimes for his role in the spreading of cellphone messages that have embarrassed prosecutors and tarnished the image of an anti-corruption task force. In a criminal complaint made public on Tuesday, prosecutors in the capital, Brasília, accused Mr. Greenwald of being part …

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Brazilian Culture Minster Sacked For Quoting Goebbels

The BBC reports: Brazil’s culture minister has been sacked after using parts of a speech by Nazi Germany’s propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels in a video, sparking outrage. In the clip posted on the ministry’s Twitter page, Roberto Alvim detailed an award for “heroic” and “national” art. Lohengrin by Wagner, Hitler’s favourite composer, played in the background. Earlier, Mr Alvim said …

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Brazil’s “Gay Jesus” Firebomber Has Fled To Russia

Reuters reports: Brazil has requested that the international police organization Interpol help find and detain a man suspected of attacking the office of producers of a controversial Netflix movie that portrayed Jesus as gay, authorities said. An arrest warrant was issued in Brazil for the suspect authorities say threw fire bombs into the headquarters of Brazilian comedy group Porta dos …

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