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Pandemic probe: Brazilian governor targeted in police raid

Jun. 30, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The governor of Brazil’s Amazonas state was targeted by a police raid on Tuesday over allegations of corruption related to COVID-19 spending. Federal police ordered the preventive detention of eight people and raided more than a dozen addresses of people linked to Gov. Wilson...

2 Yanomami reported slain by illegal prospectors in Amazon

Jun. 27, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Two members of the Yanomami ethnic group in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest were shot to death by illegal gold prospectors inside the Indigenous community’s territory, according to reports from the group. Júnior Hekurari Yanomami, a member of the group who is president...

The Latest: China’s foreign minister lashes out

May. 15, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — China’s foreign minister lashes out and says...