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EXPLAINER: Brazil senators urge COVID charges for Bolsonaro

Oct. 27, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian Senate committee is recommending that President Jair Bolsonaro face a series of criminal indictments for actions and omissions related to the world’s second highest COVID-19 death toll. The 7-to-4 vote Tuesday by the 11-member committee...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 22, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Unvaccinated FEMA...

Energy crunch hits global recovery as winter approaches

Oct. 19, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

Power shortages are turning out streetlights and shutting down factories in China. The poor in Brazil are choosing between paying for food or electricity. German corn and wheat farmers can't find fertilizer, made using natural gas. And fears are rising that Europe will have to ration...

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. ...

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...

Brazilians seek pre-pandemic normalcy as deaths top 600,000

Oct. 09, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Bars in Sao Paulo are full again for evening happy hours, lawmakers in the capital of Brasilia have nearly done away with video sessions via Zoom, and Rio de Janeiro’s beaches are packed. Calls for strict social distancing seem but a memory. Brazil...

Brazil tops 600,000 virus deaths amid doubts about delta

Oct. 08, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Bars in Brazil’s biggest metropolis, Sao Paulo, are full again for Friday happy hours and lawmakers in the capital have nearly done away with video sessions via Zoom. Rio de Janeiro’s beaches are packed and calls for strict social distancing seem but a memory. ...

Thousands in Brazil protest Bolsonaro, seek his impeachment

Oct. 02, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With Brazil’s presidential election one year away, tens of thousands of demonstrators marched Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and dozens of other cities around the country to protest President Jair Bolsonaro and call for his impeachment over his government’s...

Brazil doctors accuse health company of forcing chloroquine

Sep. 28, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A Brazilian health care provider focused on elderly people has been targeted by a Senate investigation for allegedly obliging its doctors to prescribe drugs that aren't effective in treating COVID-19. Lawyer Bruna Morato, who represents 12...