Rio’s governor suspended amid widening corruption probe involving Brazil’s pandemic response

This post was originally published on this siteRIO DE JANEIRO — The governor of Rio de Janeiro state was suspended from office Friday by a Brazilian court as part of a corruption probe into

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In the Brazilian Amazon, a sharp drop in coronavirus sparks questions over collective immunity

This post was originally published on this siteThe hospital system was coming apart. Coronavirus patients were being turned away. Basic necessities — beds, stretchers, oxygen — had

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Last year’s Amazon fires stirred international outrage. This year’s dry season has started out worse.

This post was originally published on this siteRIO DE JANEIRO — One year after a surge in man-made fires in the Amazon forest drew international condemnation and embarrassed the Brazilian

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Brazil, ravaged by the coronavirus, becomes key testing ground for vaccine

This post was originally published on this siteRIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s virtually unchecked coronavirus outbreak, second worst in the world and growing, is making the country an

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As coronavirus deaths in Brazil surge, Bolsonaro limits the release of data

This post was originally published on this siteRIO DE JANEIRO — As Brazil posts some of the highest daily coronavirus death totals in the world, President Jair Bolsonaro is reducing the

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An investigation into fake news targets Brazil’s Bolsonaros, and critics fear a constitutional crisis

This post was originally published on this siteRIO DE JANEIRO — In Brazil, when support for the president ends, the attacks begin. When the anticorruption-crusading justice minister quit

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Latin America had time to prepare for the coronavirus. It couldn’t stop the inevitable.

This post was originally published on this siteRIO DE JANEIRO — For a time, early in the pandemic, when Latin America was mostly a spectator watching outbreaks in China, then Europe, then

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As Brazil’s challenges multiply, Bolsonaro’s fans call for a military takeover

This post was originally published on this siteRIO DE JANEIRO — Flipping through the news several weeks ago, Carlos de Lima Belucio grew alarmed. People were panicking over a strange new

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Brazil’s justice minister resigns, accusing Bolsonaro of improper conduct

This post was originally published on this siteRIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro, who shepherded the sprawling corruption probe that imprisoned some of Latin

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro, channeling Trump, dismisses coronavirus measures — it’s just ‘a little cold’

This post was originally published on this siteRIO DE JANEIRO — He said self-isolation was “mass confinement.” He called the novel coronavirus a “little cold.” He

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