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Senate report urges charging Brazil's leader over pandemic

Oct. 20, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A Brazilian Senate report recommended Wednesday pursuing crimes against humanity and other charges against President Jair Bolsonaro for allegedly bungling Brazil’s response to COVID-19 and contributing to the country having the world's second-highest pandemic death...

Brazil Senate report recommends charges against President Jair Bolsonaro over his response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Oct. 20, 2021 10:40 AM EDT
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil Senate report recommends charges against President Jair Bolsonaro over his response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brazil senators readying call for Bolsonaro criminal charges

Oct. 19, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian senators met into Tuesday night discussing a report that will recommend President Jair Bolsonaro be indicted on criminal charges for allegedly bungling the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and pushing the country's death toll to second-highest in the...

Vice president: Brazil ending Amazon deployment of soldiers

Oct. 15, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's Vice President Hamilton Mourão said on Friday that a deployment of soldiers to the Amazon rainforest will end, just weeks before the global climate conference where the administration aims to show commitment to curbing illegal deforestation. ...

In Brazil, worst drought in decades felt at gigantic dam

Oct. 14, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

HERNANDARIAS, Paraguay (AP) — The gigantic Itaipu hydroelectric dam straddling the Brazil-Paraguay border on the vast Parana River, is feeling the heat of Brazil’s worst drought in nine decades. Sometimes described as one of the world's seven modern wonders, Itaipu's...

In Brazil, Catholic pilgrims defy COVID to celebrate saint

Oct. 12, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

APARECIDA, Brazil (AP) — Tens of thousands of worshippers braved the pandemic to make a pilgrimage to the vast Aparecida basilica in the interior of Sao Paulo state, some traveling on foot for days to reach Tuesday's celebration of the nation’s patron saint, Our Lady of Aparecida. ...

Climate activists call for investigation of Bolsonaro

Oct. 12, 2021 03:33 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A group of climate lawyers called Tuesday for the International Criminal Court to launch an investigation into Brazil's president for possible crimes against humanity over his administration's Amazon policies. The AllRise group filed a...

Brazil's unvaccinated president angry at missed soccer game

Oct. 10, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's president claimed Sunday that COVID-19 protocols at soccer matches had prevented him from attending a game. Jair Bolsonaro said he had wanted to go to a Brazilian championship match in the city of Santos, but did not because he is not...

Doctors claim Brazil hospitals gave dodgy COVID-19 care

Oct. 10, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Irene Castilho, 71, didn’t even have a day to grieve after her husband died of COVID-19. She was sick, too, coughing and struggling to breathe; he was barely gone when she started using his oxygen mask. The same day, on March 22, she was admitted to a hospital in...

Doctors claim Brazil hospitals gave dodgy COVID-19 care

Oct. 10, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Irene Castilho didn’t even have a day to grieve after her husband died of COVID-19. She was sick, too, coughing and struggling to breathe; he was barely gone when she started using his oxygen mask. The same day, on March 22, she was admitted to a hospital in Sao...