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Brazil sees worst COVID-19 numbers since the start of the pandemic

The pandemic’s trajectory in the nation has been characterized by political controversies, the absence of a national plan to combat the illness, and the dismissal of preventive measures.

One year of COVID-19 in Brazil: from a little flu to a foreseen tragedy

The fight against the pandemic was dominated by political controversies and a lack of commitment to the lives of the population

Bolsonaro introduces Eletrobras bill: “Privatization agenda continues in full swing”

The measure took its first steps in congress and Arthur Lira promises to discuss matter “very quickly.” The debate begins next week

Brazil: transgender murders increased by 41% in 2020

Report shows that 175 trans women were murdered last year, 68% of victims were black

MST calls for Bolsonaro’s removal in letter to Brazilian people

In the letter, the MST highlights the key struggles for the next period in defense of the life and rights of the Brazilian people. They declare that forcing Bolsonaro out is urgent and necessary.

Two years on, “people are still dying,” says Brumadinho dam collapse victim

Without reparations, Vale’s victims fight against emotional ailments and fear not being alive when settlement is paid

Brazilians celebrate arrival of Venezuelan oxygen supplies to struggling Manaus

Following the collapse of the healthcare system in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, Venezuela has sent 130,000 liters of oxygen and a brigade of 107 doctors to help combat the pandemic

Venezuela sends oxygen tanks to the Brazilian Amazonas state amid COVID-19 surge

The sudden surge in numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state has caused a collapse in the public health system with a lack of ICU beds and oxygen

Ford’s departure from Brazil could leave thousands jobless

Ford has announced that it will stop all activities in Brazil, two factories with 3700 workers will close immediately, a third will remain in operation until the 4th quarter of 2021

Chico Mendes’ daughter remembers him on the 31st anniversary of his assassination

Angela Mendes, the daughter of Brazilian environmentalist Chico Mendes, reflects on his legacy and the actions being taken today to continue the work he started

With more than 300,000 infected in a week, Brazil goes back to peak levels of COVID-19

The pandemic has been advancing at increased rates for more than a month; number of deaths has accelerated for four weeks

How 800 families descended from slaves could be pushed out by a Bolsonaro-US base deal in Brazil

The expansion of the Alcântara Launch Center could mean the removal of quilombola families and another affront to Brazilian sovereignty

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