Tag: Brazil

‘The Biggest Monster’ Is Spreading. And It’s Not the Coronavirus.

It begins with a mild fever and malaise, followed by a painful cough and shortness of breath. The infection prospers in crowds, spreading to people in close reach. Containing an outbreak requires contact tracing, as well as isolation and treatment of the sick for weeks or months. This insidious disease has touched every part of […]

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Under Pressure, Brazil’s Bolsonaro Forced to Fight Deforestation

RIO DE JANEIRO — A year ago, as fires engulfed the Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil reacted to criticism from abroad with indignation: “The Amazon is ours,” he said, arguing that the fate of the rainforest was for his country to decide. Much has changed in a year. Under pressure from European governments, foreign […]

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Lawmakers ‘Alarmed’ by Reports U.S. Envoy Told Brazil It Could Help Re-elect Trump

RIO DE JANEIRO — Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Friday they were “extremely alarmed” by assertions that the American ambassador in Brazil had signaled to Brazilian officials they could help get President Trump re-elected by changing their trade policies. In a letter sent Friday afternoon, Committee Chairman Eliot L. Engel demanded that […]

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Leading Virus Skeptic, Says He’s No Longer Infected

President Jair M. Bolsonaro of Brazil, who has repeatedly dismissed the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic even as his country exploded into a leading global hot spot and he became infected himself this month, announced on Saturday that he had recovered. “GOOD MORNING EVERYONE,” Mr. Bolsonaro, 65, said in a Twitter message asserting he had […]

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Brazil Health Workers May Have Spread Coronavirus to Indigenous People

RIO DE JANEIRO — The telltale symptoms began in late May, about a week after government medical workers made a routine visit to the Kanamari Indigenous community in a remote part of the Amazon: Elderly members of the group were struggling to breathe. For months, as the coronavirus tore through Brazil, the Kanamari had sought […]

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Fiat Brazil ‘Resurrects’ Elvis Presley To Promote New Strada Pickup

The all-new Fiat Strada subcompact unibody pickup promises to be a big hit in Brazil, with the automaker already racking up 6,000 sales in the first 10 days the vehicle has been on sale. Eager to convince even more customers, the automaker has launched an advertising campaign headlined by a video commercial featuring the long […]

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Leonardo Villar, Venerated Brazilian Actor, Dies at 96

Leonardo Villar, whose star turn as Donkey Jack in “The Given Word” (also known in English as “Keeper of Promises”) made him one of Brazil’s most revered actors and helped the film clinch the top prize at Cannes in 1962, died on July 3 in São Paulo. He was 96. The film producer Anibal Massaini, […]

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In Coronavirus Vaccine Race, China Strays From the Official Paths

The offer to employees at the state-owned oil giant was compelling: Be among the first in China to take a coronavirus vaccine. The employees at PetroChina could use one of two vaccines “for emergency use” to protect themselves when working overseas as part of China’s ambitious infrastructure program, according to a copy of the notice, […]

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Deb Haaland’s Plan to Embarrass Jair Bolsonaro

Haaland’s move also carries wider implications. If Joe Biden wins the presidency this November—an increasingly likely scenario that would be devastating for Bolsonaro—Haaland’s work could and should become a model for a progressive U.S. approach to elected far-right politicians abroad. While there are good reasons for the U.S. not to intervene in the politics of […]

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Donald Trump Isn’t the Worst Covid President. Just Ask Brazilians.

Video by Alessandra Orofino, Simon Ducroquet and Adam B. Ellick Video transcript Back transcript Trump Isn’t the Worst Pandemic President Just ask Brazilians. I’m a Brazilian YouTuber and I create goofy videos and generate entertainment options for families all over the world. who speak Portuguese, which outside Brazil, Portugal and Angola are like, five families. […]

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Governments Worldwide Are Failing Indigenous Peoples During the Pandemic

Vanessa Dundon has spent 16 weeks supporting her fellow Navajo Nation members as they continue to grapple with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. “It feels like biological warfare,” said Dundon, a Dine Bikeyah woman and enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. In May, Navajo Nation, which has a population of 173,647 people […]

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A Shutdown May Be Needed to Stop the Coronavirus

When you mix science and politics, you get politics. With the coronavirus, the United States has proved politics hasn’t worked. If we are to fully reopen both the economy and schools safely — which can be done — we have to return to science. To understand just how bad things are in the United States […]

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