Brazil

FILE PHOTO: Taxi drivers line-up in Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome where health workers conduct tests for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for taxi drivers on the drive-thru system in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 15, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/File Photo RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil set record on Tuesday for new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus
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Taxi drivers line-up in Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome where health workers conduct tests for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for taxi drivers on the drive-thru system in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 15, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to nearly 44,000 on Monday, according to
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Deforestation of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest was worse than previously reported in 2019, revised government data showed on Tuesday, during the first year of President Jair Bolsonaro, who is keen to develop the forest crucial to curbing global warming. Brazil’s space research agency INPE recorded 10,129 square kilometers of deforestation (3,911 square miles)
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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Brazilian team announced for friendly matches – CBF headquarters, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – September 20, 2019 General view outside of the Brazilian Football Confederation REUTERS/Sergio Moraes/File Photo (Reuters) – Brazil has withdrawn its candidacy to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup, with the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) saying the
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RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil drew further criticism for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic on Monday after it published contradictory figures on fatalities and infections, deepening a scandal over the country’s COVID-19 data. FILE PHOTO: Gravediggers wearing protective suits bury the coffin of 70-year-old Manuel Farias, who died from the coronavirus disease
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FILE PHOTO: A gravedigger prepares himself to bury the body of a person who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sao Francisco Xavier cemetery, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil registered another new record number of new coronavirus deaths over the last 24 hours,
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FILE PHOTO: A couple walks next to Leblon beach, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil 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
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles called on the government to push through further deregulation of environmental policy while people are distracted by the coronavirus pandemic, in a video the Supreme Court ordered released on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s Environment Minister Ricardo Salles looks on during a ceremony to sign a memorandum of
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FILE PHOTO: Workers of a funeral parlour, wearing protective clothing, are pictured after removing the body of Valnir Mendes da Silva, 62, from a sidewalk of Arara community, where he died after residents requested help from the emergency service as he was suffering from breathing problems, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de
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LONDON/BRASILIA (Reuters) – British supermarkets have warned Brazil they might have to boycott its products if lawmakers there pass a contentious bill that could enable faster destruction of the Amazon rainforest. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly/File Photo
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Wearing a face mask, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro posed for photographs with kids plucked out of a crowd of supporters on Sunday, disregarding public health advice aimed at containing one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro greets supporters during a protest against the President of the Chamber of
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday authorized deployment of armed forces to fight destruction of the Amazon rainforest, giving them authority over environmental agencies in the region as military influence in the government grows. FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro gestures as he leaves Alvorada Palace, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
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