Posts Tagged ‘Brazil’

Brazil Becomes 2nd Country To Pass 400,000 Deaths From COVID-19

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil on Thursday became the second country to officially top 400,000 COVID-19 deaths, losing another 100,000 lives in just one month, as some health experts warn there may be gruesome days ahead when the Southern Hemisphere enters winter. April was Brazil’s deadliest month of the pandemic, with thousands of people losing […]

The Pandemic: death toll reaches 3 million, crisis deepening in Brazil, India, France

The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has topped 3 million people amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in countries like Brazil, India and France. World Health Organization (WHO) says pandemic is at a critical point. The number of deaths, compiled by Johns Hopkins University, is about equal to […]

Doctors In Brazil Report Intubating Patients Without Sedatives Due To Shortages

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Reports are emerging of Brazilian health workers forced to intubate patients without the aid of sedatives, after weeks of warnings that hospitals and state governments risked running out of critical medicines. One doctor at the Albert Schweitzer municipal hospital in Rio de Janeiro told the Associated Press that for days […]

World Press Photo: Image of Brazil nursing home hug wins 2021 award

Mads Nissen’s photograph “The First Embrace” has been chosen as the World Press Photo of the Year. It features an emotional reunion between a resident of a Brazil nursing home and their loved one after six months apart because of the pandemic. The World Press Photo Foundation, an independent organisation that has recognised the strongest […]

Brazil Top Court Orders Probe Of Bolsonaro’s Pandemic Steps

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian Supreme Court justice ordered the Senate on Thursday to investigate the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis and the full court ruled that churches can be barred from reopening during the pandemic, threatening to further strain tensions between President Jair Bolsonaro and the judiciary. The order by Justice Luis […]

‘Grim reaper’ artist in Berlin protests Brazil virus stance

A Brazilian activist dressed as the grim reaper is taking to the dark streets of Berlin every night in a one-man protest against what he calls the “deadly health policies” pushed by his homeland’s president in the coronavirus pandemic. Multimedia artist Rafael Puetter, who has been in Berlin for five years and originally comes from […]

COVID-19 Death Risk on the Rise for Young, Middle Aged Adults in Brazil: Study

The risk of death in young and middle aged adults in Brazil after contracting COVID-19 is on the rise, researchers have found. The researchers noted that Brazil is currently suffering a “deadly surge” of COVID-19 infections, which has been attributed to the spread of a new strain known as P.1 (B.1.1.28.1). They examined public COVID-19 […]

Brazil’s Political Crisis

Brazil’s political atmosphere is unstable. On 30 March, 2021, the commanders of the Brazilian army, navy and air force – Gen Edson Leal Pujol, Adm Ilques Barbosa and Lt-Brig Antônio Carlos Bermudez – resigned from their posts in a historic move not seen since 1977 during the country’s military dictatorship. According to an official notice by […]

Brazil’s foreign and defense ministers resign amid coronavirus surge and US pressure – reports

Two key members of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s cabinet have resigned. Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva gave no reason for departure, while Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo faced backlash from the parliament. Hours after Araujo’s resignation was reported in the media – but not officially confirmed by Alvorada Palace – Azevedo e Silva announced he […]

Brazil’s COVID-19 Crisis Spirals Out Of Control: ‘An Open-Sky Laboratory For Viral Mutations’

Brazil recorded its 300,000th COVID-19 death this week, a grim marker of a health care crisis that promises to worsen in the coming months in South America’s largest nation. The United States is the only country to record more total COVID-19 deaths than Brazil, but in the U.S., vaccine rollout has at least offered a glimmer […]

Police In Brazil Using National Security Law To Target Bolsonaro Critics

SAO PAULO (AP) — Police in Brazil are starting to employ a dictatorship-era national security law against critics of President Jair Bolsonaro, while lawyers and activists rally to provide them with legal help and accuse the government of trying to silence dissent. On Friday, demonstrators challenged police in the capital by parading with anti-Bolsonaro signs […]

ANOTHER PLANDEMIC? P1 Said To Be “A Different Pandemic From the One We Saw Last Year” and Brazil is the Target

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Brazil’s Lula in a wilderness of mirrors

March 17, 2021 Still in the legal woods and not daring to project as a revolutionary leader, Lula should nonetheless never be underestimated By Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted at Asia Times A surprising Supreme Court decision that, while not definitive, restores Lula’s political rights has hit Brazil like a semiotic bomb and plunged […]

WHO urges Brazil to act as COVID deaths hit record high

The World Health Organization has urged Brazil to take “serious measures” to rein in the surging numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths, a move that would relieve its overburdened health system. “We are deeply concerned,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference, pointing out that “not just the number of cases, but […]

Brazil Covid cases: Country’s outbreak reaches worrying new level as daily deaths cross 2,000 for first time

Brazil has seen its highest daily coronavirus death toll yet, with the number of people dying from the virus in a single day surpassing 2000 for the first time.  The country, which has the second highest death toll in the world and the highest in South America, recorded 2,286 deaths on Wednesday. Brazil has recorded […]

NYT Fails To Examine Its Participation In Brazil’s ‘Biggest Judicial Scandal’

ACTION ALERT: You can send a message to the New York Times at letters@nytimes.com (Twitter: @NYTimes). Please remember that respectful communication is the most effective. The Brazilian Supreme Court on March 8 dismissed all charges against former President Luis Inacio “Lula” da Silva made during the Lava Jato investigation, a little over a month after the investigation was officially ended. The […]

Brazil COVID-19 death toll passes a quarter million

Brazil‘s COVID-19 outbreak has killed 251,498 people, the Health Ministry reported on Thursday, as it reported 1,541 deaths in the past 24 hours, the second-highest daily death toll since the pandemic hit the country a year ago. With 65,998 new coronavirus cases reported on Thursday, the South American country has now registered 10,390,461 cases, in […]

Brazil says ‘no’ to great reset: ‘Totalitarian social control is not the remedy for any crisis’

[embedded content] Brazil’s minister of foreign affairs says “no” to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) proposed “great reset” agenda, telling the United Nations (UN) special session on COVID-19 that “totalitarian social control is not the remedy for any crisis.” “Those who dislike freedom always try to benefit from moments of crisis to preach the curtailing […]

Brazil’s Amazon riverside communities receive COVID jabs

Health care workers visit the Nossa Senhora Livramento community on the banks of the Rio Negro near Manaus, in northern Brazil’s Amazonas state, to give Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to elderly members of riverside communities. Brazil has recorded nearly 10 million cases of COVID-19 and 234,000 deaths. 00 Hits: 176

Patients in Brazil were simultaneously infected with TWO coronavirus variants – study

A study in Brazil has found two patients infected by two strains of the novel coronavirus at once. Such cases, in turn, can generate even more new strains of the virus, researchers say. The researchers at Feevale University’s Molecular Microbiology Laboratory have studied the genetic samples from 92 Covid-19 patients across the country’s southern state, […]

Bolsonaro Facing Charges in ICC Following Accusations of ‘Ecocide’ By Brazil’s Indigenous Activists

    Since the election of President Jair Bolsonaro in 2019, Brazil has seen a spike in the destruction of its rainforests and traditional indigenous territory. The Brazilian leader has since had multiple charges of human rights violations leveled against him. Indigenous leaders have called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the Brazilian […]

Brazil’s Indigenous Leaders Sue President Jair Bolsonaro For Crimes Against Humanity

Two of Brazil’s most influential and well-known Indigenous leaders filed an international legal challenge this week against the country’s leader, alleging that far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s policies toward Indigenous tribes and the Amazon rainforest constitute crimes against humanity. Chief Raoni Metuktire, the leader of the Kayapo people, and Chief Almir Narayamoga Surui, leader of the […]

EU to give flight clearance to Boeing 737 MAX next week following similar moves in US and Brazil

The head of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has said the regulator will remove a ban on Boeing’s 737 MAX plane, which has seen the jet grounded for almost two years after it was involved in two deadly accidents. Speaking on Tuesday, EASA executive director Patrick Ky said the body would publish an […]

Brazil’s Amazon region suffers deadly lack of oxygen supplies amid COVID pandemic

Doctors in a Brazil city are grappling with a shortage of oxygen stocks amid the coronavirus pandemic. Manaus is an isolated city of two million people and it’s difficult to import supplies. The lack of supplemental oxygen is affecting COVID-19 patients and those that don’t have the virus alike. One of the cemeteries in Manaus […]

Brazil airlifts emergency oxygen into pandemic-struck Amazon state

MANAUS/BRASILIA – Brazil’s Air Force flew emergency oxygen supplies on Friday to the jungle state of Amazonas devastated by a resurgent pandemic and the government scrambled to organize nationwide vaccinations while President Jair Bolsonaro said he “should be at the beach.” Doctors in Amazonas were using their own vehicles to transport patients, as locals sought […]

Health Ministry seeks hotel quarantine for Brazil travelers over variant fears

The Health Ministry on Thursday called for travelers coming from Brazil to quarantine at state-run facilities due to concerns over a coronavirus variant believed to come from the South American country. “Recently it was reported that the variant from Brazil was also discovered in Japan among those returning from Brazil. This variant also has mutations […]

In Bolsonaro’s Brazil, Trump’s Capitol Riot Felt Like A Warning From The Future

To many Brazilians, Trump’s conspiracy-fueled riots sparked worries that far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s 2022 election may lead to similarly violent outbursts. Source 00 Hits: 0

Crowdsourcing NGO purchases 700 acres in Brazil, Kenya for conservation

For the fifth consecutive year, members of This is My Earth (TiME) have successfully raised enough money through crowdsourcing to buy land internationally and turn it into a protected area, saving dozens of endangered species in the process. TiME was established by Prof. Uri Shanas from the Department of Biology and the Environment at the […]

Brazil: Supreme Court Rules COVID Vaccine Can Be MANDATORY

A Reuters photo essay celebrates how residents of Wuhan are enjoying nightclubs and street parties without the need for masks or social distancing even as much of the rest of the world continues to labor under lockdown. The article notes how young people living in the original epicenter of COVID-19 are now frolicking around in […]

Brazil’s Drug Approval Agency: China ‘Not Transparent’ About Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate

The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa), which approves pharmaceutical drugs for use, accused the government of China on Monday of being “not transparent” in its development of its primary Chinese coronavirus vaccine candidate. The Communist Party is promoting “CoronaVac,” a vaccine candidate by the Chinese company Sinovac, as an alternative to international vaccine candidates. It is […]

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