New COVID-19 cases emerge among Brazil's delegation to UN

Anew positive COVID-19 case was reported among Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's delegation to the United Nations, the CEO of state lender Caixa Economica Federal said on his one of his social media accounts on Sunday. Pedro Guimaraes, who said he was fully vaccinated, is the fourth member

Health minister of virus-skeptic Brazil gets COVID-19 on UN trip

Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga tested positive for the coronavirus during an official trip with President Jair Bolsonaro to the United Nations in New York. He will remain in quarantine in the U.S., Queiroga wrote on Twitter Tuesday evening. According to Brazilian media repor

Brazil’s Bolsonaro distorts facts in UNGA speech, talks elections

Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro delivered a short address on Tuesday at the 76th UN General Assembly as he faces the challenge of improving the country's global image. His speech seemed more inclined to a candidate than a sitting president, nodding to his more staunch supporters, clai

Bolsonaro to meet striking Brazil truckers as police clear blockades

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro agreed to meet on Thursday with allied truckers leading protests on highways across the country, his government said, as police cleared blockades that threatened key export routes. Stirred up by the president's call to action against the Supreme Court at politic

Bolsonaro Supporters Force Entry into Brazil Capital's Mall

Supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro broke through police roadblocks Monday night that had sought to prevent access to the capital's central mall on the eve of a demonstration scheduled to coincide with Brazil's Independence Day. The Federal District's security secretariat said in a statement t

Brazil Supreme Court Weighs Landmark Case on Indigenous Land Rights

Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments for and against a cut-off date for land claims that indigenous people say are vital for their survival, while the government advocated for legal certainty for farmers in the agricultural powerhouse. The top court weighed whether a state go

Bolsonaro says he will be arrested, killed or declared winner

Brazilian far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Saturday said he sees three alternatives for his future: winning the 2022 presidential elections, death or prison. "I have three alternatives for my future: being arrested, killed or victory," he said, in remarks to a meeting of evangelical le

Brazil's Bolsonaro Says Everyone Should Buy a Rifle

Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday said that everyone should buy a rifle, in a meeting with his supporters outside the Alvorada Palace, the president's official residence. Bolsonaro, who has tried to change the laws to allow more Brazilians to bear arms for self defense,

Brazil to Give COVID-19 Booster Shots to Elderly and Vulnerable

Brazil will give booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines to people with compromised immune systems and those over the age of 70 beginning in mid-September, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday. Vaccines from AstraZeneca , Johnson & Johnson, or Pfizer will be used for the booster shots, the

Brazil governors express concern at Bolsonaro support among state police

Most of Brazil's governors are concerned about their state police officers appearing in an upcoming march in support of President Jair Bolsonaro, minutes published on Tuesday showed, as the far-right former army captain continues to sow doubt about next year's presidential election. Their c

Former Brazil congresswoman goes to jail on charges of executing pastor husband

Flordelis dos Santos de Souza, a former Brazilian congresswoman accused of orchestrating the execution of her husband in June 2019, was arrested on Friday evening after being stripped of her parliamentary immunity.Flordelis, as she is widely known in Brazil, was charged with murder a year ago alon

Brazil Electoral Court to Probe Bolsonaro for Attacks on Voting System

Brazil's top electoral court, the TSE, decided on Monday that it will open an investigation into far-right President Jair Bolsonaro for his statements claiming that there will be fraud in next year's elections. Bolsonaro, who is expected to seek a second term in 2022, has repeatedly claimed

Attacked by Bolsonaro, Brazil's top judges say electronic voting is free of fraud

A group of 18 active and former Brazilian Supreme Court justices, who also act as judges in the Supreme Electoral Court, said on Monday that the election system is free of fraud in the face of consistent attacks by President Jair Bolsonaro. Over the weekend, demonstrators demanded that ther

Brazil records 41 thousand new injuries and 1,333 new deaths in Corona

On Tuesday evening, July 27, 2021, the Brazilian Ministry of Health announced that it had recorded about 41 thousand new infections and 1,333 new deaths from the Corona virus, which causes infection with “Covid-19”. And the ministry stated, in a daily statistic, that the number of rec

Brazilians take to streets again to demand Bolsonaro's impeachment

Protesters took to the streets in several Brazilian cities on Saturday to demand the impeachment of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, whose popularity has fallen in recent weeks amid corruption scandals against the backdrop of the pandemic. This week, news broke that Brazil’s defense mini

Brazil's Bolsonaro Recovering, Says Will Be 'Back in Action Soon'

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, undergoing hospital treatment for an obstructed intestine after a near-fatal 2018 stabbing, said on Friday he hoped to be "back in action soon," while doctors gave no date for him to be discharged. Bolsonaro, 66, has been in the hospital since Wednesday, when h

Bolsonaro in hospital after suffering from hiccups for two weeks

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was taken to hospital on Wednesday to undergo medical tests, after suffering from hiccups for at least two weeks. The Brazilian presidency confirmed that Bolsonaro arrived this morning at the Armed Forces Hospital in the capital, Brasilia, with the aim of determ

114.6 million doses of corona vaccines in Brazil

According to data for Bloomberg News Agency and Johns Hopkins University in the United States, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, a total of 114.6 million doses of the anti-Coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Brazil so far. The average vaccination rate in Brazil is estimated at 1.31 million doses