Brazil's virus death toll passes 150,000 people: official

Brazil on Saturday passed the bleak marker of 150,000 deaths from Covid-19, the health ministry said, as the rate of infection continues to slow in the South American country. The toll comes as Latin America and the Caribbean marked 10 million cases Saturday and more than 360,000 deaths. The regi


Brazil registers 599 new coronavirus deaths

Brazil on Saturday registered 599 new coronavirus deaths and 26,310 new confirmed cases, the health ministry said. Brazil now has a total of 145,987 dead due to the coronavirus and 4,906,833 confirmed cases.


Brazil reports 13,155 new coronavirus cases, 317 deaths

 Brazil recorded 13,155 additional confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and 317 deaths from the disease, the Health Ministry said on Monday.Brazil has registered more than 4.7 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 1


Brazil extends tariff-free ethanol imports, opens trade talks with U.S.

 Brazil’s government will extend a tariff-free ethanol import program with the United States for 90 days starting Sept. 14, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday. During that time, the United States and Brazil will discuss ways in which they can open up their respective et


Brazil reports 10,273 coronavirus cases, 310 deaths

- Brazil recorded 10,273 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, as well as 310 deaths from the disease, the Health Ministry said on Monday. In all, Brazil has registered 4.15 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has


Brazil's Bolsonaro says he wants to punch reporter in face

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Sunday he wanted to punch a reporter in the face for asking about bank deposits made in the account of his wife, First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro, by a former aide to one of his sons.“I want to punch you in the face, OK?” the right-wing president


Anger in Brazil as 10-year-old rape victim's name put online

There has been outrage in Brazil after the personal details of a 10-year-old rape victim were published online. The girl's name was posted by an anti-abortion activist seeking to stop her from having a termination. Following the online post, abortion opponents gathered outside the hospital where


Brazil police say that indigenous protest continues to block key grain highway

 Indigenous protesters continued to block key Brazilian grain highway BR-163, which links towns in the nation’s biggest farm state Mato Grosso to the port of Miritituba, an important export gateway, highway police in Santarém said on Tuesday. A judge issued a ruling on Monday or


Brazil tops 100,000 virus deaths as global COVID-19 cases nears 20 million

 Brazil became the second country to pass the grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths Saturday as US President Donald Trump signed executive actions extending economic help in the world’s worst-hit nation.The US leader’s orders followed failure by his Republican party and opp


Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest surge in July, worst in recent days

  The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest jumped 28% in July from a year ago, official data showed on Saturday, as some environmentalists warned a jump this week could signal a repeat of last year's surging destruction of the world's largest rainforest.Brazil's space research agency


In pictures: How coronavirus swept through Brazil

Brazil's coronavirus outbreak is one of the world's most severe, with more than 2m cases recorded since March. In fact, it is the second worst affected country behind the US. More than 74,000 people have died with the virus there and, owing to a lack of testing, the true figures are believed to be


Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday 7-7-2020 he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity. Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia, and said he is already ta


Brazil stops releasing Covid-19 death toll and wipes data from official site

The Brazilian government has been accused of totalitarianism and censorship after it stopped releasing its total numbers of Covid-19 cases and deaths and wiped an official site clean of swaths of data. Health ministry insiders told local media the move was ordered by far-right president, Jair Bolso



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