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Brazil health minister tests positive for the coronavirus

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s health minister tested positive for the coronavirus in New York after President Jair Bolsonaro spoke at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. Brazil’s government said in a statement that Marcelo Quiroga was in good health and would remain in isolation in the United States. He got his first shot of coronavirus vaccine in January. Other members of Brazil’s government in New York tested negative for…
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Rallies for and against Bolsonaro on Brazil national day

Tens of thousands of demonstrators have flooded the streets in Brazil in a show of support on Independence Day for President Jair Bolsonaro, who is locked in an all-out political battle with institutions including the Supreme Court. Anti-Bolsonaro protesters also gathered for huge demonstrations in cities across the country on Tuesday, making the annual national day festivities a high-risk event, with a little more than a year to go to…
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro seeks big turnout at national day rallies

Fighting record-low poll numbers, a weakening economy and a judiciary he says is stacked against him, President Jair Bolsonaro is calling for huge rallies for Brazilian independence day on Tuesday, seeking to fire up his far-right base. With polls putting Bolsonaro on track to lose badly to left-wing ex-leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in next year’s presidential elections, Bolsonaro is hoping to use the rally to energise his supporters.…
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Brazil v Argentina suspended after over Covid-19 controversy – in pictures

Follow the latest updates on the Covid-19 pandemic here A World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina was suspended on Sunday after Brazilian health officials said Argentina players had broken quarantine rules. Officials with Brazil’s health regulator Anvisa walked on to the pitch at the Corinthians arena just minutes after kick-off to stop the game. According to Anvisa, Argentina’s four Premier League players – Tottenham’s Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo…
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Argentina’s Premier League quartet investigated by Brazilian health authority

The Premier League’s four representatives in the Argentina side are under investigation by Brazilian authorities after being accused of breaking quarantine rules. Aston Villa’s Emiliano Buendia and Emiliano Martinez, and Tottenham’s Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso are part of the Argentina squad set to take on Brazil on Sunday night. The quartet travelled from England to South America last week. However, with few exemptions, non-Brazilians are currently prohibited from…
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Brazil’s Rio National Museum to partially open its doors in 2022 | The Rio Times

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – “We can guarantee the Garden of Princesses – the entire external garden area – and we hope to have at least part of the historic block’s façade rebuilt,” said at a press conference Denise Pires de Carvalho, rector of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), which manages the museum. However, the museum’s complete inauguration is scheduled for 2026, when the rebuilding of the…
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Brazilian snake venom holds promise in fight against Covid

Follow the latest coronavirus updates Snake venom tends to be somewhat injurious to human health but Brazilian researchers believe that a molecule within the deadly substance could hold the cure for Covid-19. The snake with the potentially curative molecule is the jararacussu pit viper, one of the largest serpents in Brazil, measuring up to two metres long. It lives in the coastal Atlantic Forest and is also found in Bolivia,…
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Brazil bank robbers tie hostages to getaway cars in mega-heist – National | Globalnews.ca

A well-armed gang robbed three banks, used hostages to cover their getaway cars and left bombs throughout the city to keep authorities busy in a deadly spree that played out in Brazil. The stunning series of bank robberies happened in Aracatuba, in the state of Sao Paolo, early Monday around midnight. Authorities said the suspects appeared to have “inside information” about a large amount of money at one location, though…
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Brazil frustrated by EPL; Argentina, Colombia bring players – News-Press Now

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Bolsonaro says he will either be arrested, killed or win Brazil’s next election

“I have three alternatives for my future: being arrested, killed or victory,” Bolsonaro said Saturday in remarks to a meeting of evangelical leaders that were broadcast on social media. “I’m certain that the first alternative, being arrested, won’t happen. No man on Earth scares me. I’m conscious that I’m doing the right thing. I owe nobody anything,” added Bolsonaro, who was stabbed in the stomach during a campaign rally in…
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