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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...

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...

CDC Warns About Yellow Fever Outbreak in Urban Areas of Brazil

Travelers to Brazil are being warned to vaccinate themselves against yellow fever due to an outbreak of the disease in urban areas, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned in a press release on Friday. "In response to a large, ongoing outbreak of yellow...

Brazil’s President Left Without a Pension After Failing to Prove He’s Alive

The odd mix-up occurred after pension office administrators in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo indicated that the president had failed to provide them with the necessary paperwork to prove his condition back in September, when he celebrated his birthday. President Michel Temer, 77, was...

Brazil’s Miss BumBum 2017 competition show off perfect derrieres

Striding down the streets of Sao Paulo in their black swimsuits, these glamorous models have been stopping the traffic as they promote the much anticipated Miss Bumbum Brazil competition. The Miss Bumbum contest is a Brazilian annual pageant show which aims to find the best...

São Paulo Destroys Crackland and Offers Instead Forced Hospitalization for Drug Addicts

It was a rainy Sunday morning when São Paulo’s “Crackland” was destroyed. On May 21, 500 civil and military police descended on the downtown neighbourhood where, since the late 1990s, hundreds to thousands of crack-cocaine users and drug dealers have congregated (hence its dubious appellation...

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