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Shortage of intubation drugs threatens Brazil health sector

Apr. 16, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Reports are emerging of Brazilian health workers forced to intubate patients without the aid of sedatives, after weeks of warnings that hospitals and state governments risked running out of critical medicines. One doctor at the Albert Schweitzer...

Shortage of intubation drugs threatens Brazil health sector

Apr. 15, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Reports are emerging of Brazilian health workers forced to intubate patients without the aid of sedatives, after weeks of warnings that hospitals and state governments risked running out of critical medicines. One doctor at the Albert Schweitzer...

Coronavirus hug image named World Press Photo of the Year

Apr. 15, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A photo symbolizing “love and compassion” of an 85-year-old Brazilian woman getting her first embrace in five months from a nurse through a transparent “hug curtain” was named the World Press Photo of the Year on Thursday. It was...

Brazil court greenlights probe of president's virus response

Apr. 14, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed a Senate investigation of President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the pandemic to go forward, one of two cases it tackled that could affect the leader’s bid for reelection next year. The full court...

Brazil's daily deaths from COVID pass 4,000 for first time

Apr. 09, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil reported a 24-hour tally of COVID-19 deaths exceeding 4,000 for the first time Tuesday, becoming the second nation to go above that daily threshold. Many governors, mayors and judges are reopening parts of the economy despite lingering chaos in...

Brazil top court orders probe of Bolsonaro's pandemic steps

Apr. 08, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian Supreme Court justice ordered the Senate on Thursday to investigate the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis and the full court ruled that churches can be barred from reopening during the pandemic, threatening to further strain tensions between...

Brazil's government celebrates military coup anniversary

Mar. 31, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Key members of Brazil's government on Wednesday celebrated the anniversary of the country's 1964 military coup, which launched a 21-year dictatorship that saw hundreds of people killed and thousands tortured. President Jair Bolsonaro, a former army...

Brazil military chiefs quit as Bolsonaro seeks their support

Mar. 30, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The leaders of all three branches of Brazil’s armed forces jointly resigned Tuesday following President Jair Bolsonaro's replacement of the defense minister, causing widespread apprehension of a military shakeup to serve the president's political interests. ...

Many Brazilians disregard the pleas to stay at home

Mar. 28, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Authorities in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro begged the population to stay home, but thousands of Brazilians are traveling to coastal cities and ignoring recommendations on the first weekend of a 10-day holiday period decreed to contain the increase in COVID-19...

In Brazil, moms are bearing the brunt of pandemic's blow

Mar. 28, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Sao Paulo city officials put out a call last month for 4,500 public school cleaning jobs, targeting Brazilian mothers affected by the raging pandemic, they were unprepared for the ensuing tsunami. More than 90,000 women applied in just two days. ...