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Bolsonaro compares quarantines to Maduro’s dictatorship

Q24N - Brasilia (EFE) The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, said this Saturday that the country is experiencing a "dictatorship" due to the quarantines that some regions of the country have implemented to try to stop the spread of COVID-19 and compared with the...

Brazilian Prostitutes ‘Priority Group’ COVID Vaccination

Q24N - Prostitutes in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte have gone on a week-long strike, urging the government to give them prioritized COVID shots alongside other “front line” workers, the AFP reports. On Monday, a group of sex workers from the Association of Prostitutes...

Bolsonaro’s ‘genocidal’ Covid response has led to Brazilian catastrophe, Dilma Rousseff says

Q REPORTS (TheGuardian) Jair Bolsonaro’s perverse and “genocidal” response to one of the world’s deadliest Covid outbreaks has left Brazil “adrift on an ocean of hunger and disease”, the country’s former president Dilma Rousseff has claimed. Speaking to the Guardian this week – as Brazil’s...

Maduro Calls Brazil’s President “A Psychopath!”

Q24N - In a harsh tone, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, did not spare insults to his Brazilian counterpart, Jair Bolsonaro, during a speech to the nation Sunday afternoon. Taking stock of the covid-19 pandemic in his country, Maduro fired: "It is a disaster,...

Latin America Sees Rise in Vaccine-related Crimes

InSightcrime.org - As Latin American countries struggle to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination, crimes related to the illegal purchase of vaccines, including the sale of pilfered or fake doses, have surged, along with online scams. Mexico’s health agency has already warned citizens about vaccines being sold...

US Latin America Policy Won’t Change Much, New ‘Thaw’ With Cuba Can’t be Ruled Out,

Q REPORTS - U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to outline his vision of Washington's Latin America policy at the next Summit of the Americas, to be held in the United States in April 2021. However, the contours of the new administration's Western Hemisphere policies...

Ford announces the closure of its factories in Brazil

Q24N - Ford Motor Co announced this Monday, January 11, the end of all its vehicle production operations in Brazil, in 2021, as part of a restructuring plan in South America, a region that it will supply from Argentina, Uruguay and other markets. The company...

Brazil: Court says vaccine could be “required, but not forced”

Q24N - Brazil, which has the second deadliest outbreak in the world behind the United States, reported 1,092 coronavirus deaths and 69,826 new confirmed cases, as a second wave that has been gaining steam since mid-November grows increasingly severe. It was the highest death toll...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro supports vaccination against covid-19

Q24N - Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro affirmed on Wednesday that the vaccination will allow his country to "return to normality", the day after warning of the risk of side effects of the immunizers that are going on the market to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The...

Brazil: Apps warn residents of shootings

Q24N - This week, Brazil was shaken by two Hollywood-style bank robberies. On Monday night, heavily armed men held up several banks in the southern city of Criciuma, terrifying residents. Mayor Clesio Salvaro used social media to appeal to citizens not to leave their homes....

Bossa Nova’s birthplace closes due to Covid-19 in Brazil

(Prensa Latina) Casa Villarino, one of the cradles of the bossa nova music movement in Brazil, closed its bar and restaurant in Rio de Janeiro indefinitely after 67 years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Located on Calogeras Avenue in the center of the most touristic...

Costa Rica in sugar war with Canada and Brazil

The Costa Rica government's ideological protectionism puts us in trouble and strains the business climate, as the government of Canada and Brazil have brought actions over tariffs on sugar imports/exports. See also: Canada files complaint against Costa Rica over high sugar tariffs

Biden’s victory marks a setback for Bolsonaro

(Q24N) Brasilia - Joe Biden's victory in the US elections marks a setback for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, the so-called “tropical Trump” who professed fervent support for Donald Trump and, according to analysts, is isolated abroad and more vulnerable at home. So far, the Brazilian...

Brazil: Struggling with life after COVID-19

Maria Alzenir Lima was released from hospital one month ago. The 53-year-old Sao Paulo local has officially recovered from her COVID-19 infection, yet still struggles with a persistent cough and shortness of breath. Getting around is a serious challenge. And after all this time,...

Brazil: Rio postpones Carnival over coronavirus

(Q24N) Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Carnival parade will not take place in February 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Thursday. "We came to the conclusion that the event had to be postponed," said Jorge Castanheira, the president of the group that organizes the...

Copa Airlines plan to restart some flights in mid August include Costa Rica

(Q TRAVEL) Copa Airlines, the flag carrier of Panama, said on Thursday it has received government approval to restart flights in mid-August to about 10 destinations. After months with its entire fleet grounded due to the coronavirus pandemic, the airline announced offering flights through the...

Latin America current epidemic battleground

Latin America is becoming the epicenter battleground for the Covid-19 pandemic, with sharply rising numbers of infections and deaths. Yet scant testing services in many areas mask the true extent of the crisis. Brazil has 2.6 million Covid-19 infections which have resulted in more than...

Brazil’s first lady tests positive for Covid-19

(Q24N) Michelle Bolsonaro's positive test for COVID 19, follows a rally in the capital Brasilia during which she gave a speech with a mask on. Michelle aged 38, is reported in good health and following the advice of experts. Her husband, 65-year-old President Jair Bolsonaro has...

Bolsonaro Gov’t Pushing Brazil’s Native Peoples to the Edge of Extinction, Indigenous Leader Warns

(Q24N) The Bolsonaro government has no interest in shielding Brazilian Indians from COVID-19, on the contrary, it has long sought to open indigenous lands for mining and agribusiness, considering native peoples to be only a stumbling block, notes indigenous leader Weibe Tapeba and Brazilian...

Brazil registered almost 48,000 new cases of coronavirus and exceeded 1.5 million infections

(Q24N) Brazil this Thursday registered the second highest number of daily coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic, with 47,984 new infections, bringing the total in the country to 1,501,353, according to the Brazilian media consortium, which collects statistics of the ministries of...

Brazil coronavirus infections surpass 1 million; no end in sight

Brazil's confirmed coronavirus case count has passed 1 million, with 48,954 deaths, according to data released by the country's Health Ministry. Brazil is the second worst-hit country in the world, after the US, in both cases and deaths. Brazil confirmed its first case of the novel...

Racist police violence endures in Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil

On May, 12-year-old Joao Pedro became the latest public face of police violence in Brazil. He was playing in his uncle's house when he was suddenly riddled with bullets: 72 rounds from police guns. Although Brazil's Supreme Federal Court ordered a halt to raids in...

Bolsonaro threatens to withdraw Brazil from WHO

(Q24N) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday threatened to withdraw Brazil from the World Health Organization (WHO). Bolsonaro said Brazil will consider leaving the WHO unless it stops being a "partisan political organization." Earlier, the WHO showed an opposite view against Bolsonaro's efforts to lift lockdowns,...

South America ignores Europe and reopens as virus peak nears

(AP) — South American countries on Monday began easing COVID-19 restrictions even as the region hurtles toward its viral peak, disregarding the example set by European nations that were battered earlier by the virus. Some of Brazil’s hardest hit cities, including the jungle metropolis Manaus...

Brazil exceeds 30,000 deaths and sets new record for infections

(AFP) Brazil recorded another record of COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours: 1,262, bringing the total death toll to 31,309 (June 3). The Ministry of Health reported on June 2 that the country registered 28,936 additional cases of infections and 1,262 more deaths. Figures...

Pandemic and inequality: For whom the bells don’t toll

“We are in this moment of tranquility when it comes to press coverage. Covid-19 is all talks about.” That phrase was uttered by Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles, during a now-infamous April 22 cabinet meeting. He explained to his boss and peers the golden...

Brazil’s Sao Paulo State Building Thousands of Vertical Cemetery Plots

Brazil's Sao Paulo state is building thousands of vertical funeral plots in order to meet the demand caused by the surge in coronavirus victims. Heber Vila, director of Evolution Technology Funderaria, the company that manufactures these vertical cemeteries, said the plots being constructed of recyclable...

Coronavirus pandemic: Is Brazil the new epicenter?

Since Monday, only half of the automobiles registered in Sao Paulo — Brazil's largest city — have been allowed to drive on its streets. Car owners with license plates ending in an even number are allowed to drive on even-numbered calendar days, and vice...

Waiting to get back to Costa Rica; Anxious in Brazil

Rico's Digest - One of the thousands of Costa Ricans waiting to get back home is my friend, who is in Brazil with his wife, along with several dozens others anxiously waiting for Sunday's flight back to the land of Pura Visa. Antonio Alexandre and...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Orders Journalists to Shut Their Mouths

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro lost his head on Tuesday morning and told reporters to shut up after they asked him about his interference in the Federal Police, of which he was accused by Sergio Moro, his former Justice Minister and political ally. As the far-right...

Bolsonaro Heads Anti-Democratic Rally Amid Brazil’s Political Crisis

Far-right Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro took to the streets Sunday to attack Congress and the courts in a speech to hundreds of his supporters, mentioning once again the backing he continues to have with the armed forces. “We have the armed forces at the people’s...

Just like Trump, Brazil’s Bolsonaro puts the economy ahead of his people during coronavirus

The COVID-19 coronavirus has infected more than two million people and killed more than 150,000 in almost 200 countries — figures that will be outdated by the time you read this article. Different countries have responded to the crisis by imposing national strategies that...

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