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Rio de Janeiro cancels NYE party due to omicron fears

Dec. 04, 2021 10:49 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro on Saturday canceled its New Year’s Eve party due to renewed COVID-19 fears. Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes announced the decision on social media. Paes had previously promised the biggest New Year’s Eve party ever,...

Brazil confirms 3rd omicron case, considers new measures

Dec. 01, 2021 13:55 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Health officials on Wednesday confirmed Brazil's third known case of the omicron coronavirus variant as officials examined possible new measures to contain the virus, such as requiring proof of vaccination or even possibly scrapping Carnival celebrations if conditions...

Live updates: Obama, Fauci encourage vaccinations at clinic

Nov. 30, 2021 19:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, visited a children’s vaccination clinic in Washington Tuesday to encourage kids to get a COVID-19 shot. Speaking to kids and parents at Kimball Elementary...

Brazil sees 2 confirmed omicron cases, Latin America's 1st

Nov. 30, 2021 17:41 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Health officials in Brazil have reported the country's first confirmed cases of the omicron variant in two travelers arriving from South Africa, the first such cases in Latin America. The Sao Paulo state health secretariat said a 41-year-old man and a...

Brazilian mayors torn between Carnival and pandemic safety

Nov. 25, 2021 13:43 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Mayors across Brazil are divided on whether to maintain end of year festivities and February’s Carnival, traditionally celebrated lavishly in all four corners of the vast nation, with some fearing that now-low COVID-19 infection rates could roar back. ...

Brazilians find stock exchange bull unbearable, remove it

Nov. 24, 2021 15:35 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Many Brazilians felt bearish about the new Wall Street-inspired bull sculpture outside the stock exchange, and didn’t have to wait long for it to crash: The statue has been removed a week after it was installed. Sao Paulo's stock exchange had hoped to...

Sunday best: Hamilton shocks Verstappen to win Brazilian GP

Nov. 14, 2021 15:03 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton ended “the hardest weekend I’ve had” with a stunning victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, and gained momentum in his Formula One title fight with Red Bull driver Max Verstappen. Hamilton, a seven-time...

Bottas ahead of Verstappen in Brazil, Hamilton to start 10th

Nov. 13, 2021 16:34 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas won the sprint race Saturday to take pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix as a dramatic day at Interlagos accelerated championship leader Max Verstappen's quest for his first Formula One title. Verstappen finished...

Hamilton sees steep challenge against Verstappen in Brazil

Nov. 11, 2021 14:44 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Lewis Hamilton is running out of time in his quest to win a fifth straight Formula One title, and the Brazilian Grand Prix offers the British driver little hope of catching leader Max Verstappen. The seven-time champion from Mercedes trails his Red Bull...

Brazil weekly COVID-19 death toll at lowest since April 2020

Nov. 02, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's seven-day total for deaths from COVID-19 has fallen to its lowest level since the start of the pandemic, according to online research website Our World in Data. In the seven days through Nov. 1 the nation recorded 2,188 deaths -- a level...