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Tarnished Gold: Illegal mining stokes Indigenous divisions

Jan. 18, 2022 00:17 AM EST

RAPOSA SERRA DO SOL INDIGENOUS TERRITORY, Brazil (AP) — The mining encampment that stretches across a mountainside in Brazil’s Amazon is dotted with plastic tarpaulin covers. Under them, dozens of men toil in rocky pits, excavating sacks of ore to be transported by truck. Gold will be extracted...

Brazil starts vaccinating children after weeks of delay

Jan. 14, 2022 14:47 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Fifteen Brazilian children received COVID-19 vaccines on Friday, marking the start of an effort that was delayed several weeks by the federal government's reluctance to endorse the immunization of children. The country’s health regulator issued approval on...

Tarnished Gold: Illegal Amazon gold seeps into supply chains

Jan. 13, 2022 10:22 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — The medals were billed as the most sustainable ever produced. To match the festive spirit of South America’s first Olympics, officials from Brazil, the host country for the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro, boasted that the medals hung around the necks of athletes on...

Tarnished Gold: Illegal Amazon gold seeps into supply chains

Jan. 13, 2022 08:24 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — The medals were billed as the most sustainable ever produced. To match the festive spirit of South America’s first Olympics, officials from Brazil, the host country for the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro, boasted that the medals hung around the necks of athletes on...

Tarnished Gold: Aircraft, fuel key to illegal Amazon mining

Jan. 11, 2022 08:28 AM EST

BOA VISTA, Brazil (AP) — The scorching Amazon sun beats down as agents inspect the body of a black helicopter. Nearby, in the backyard of the federal police headquarters in the city of Boa Vista, sit more than twenty aircraft — all seized. Some bear signs of violent crashes:...

Tarnished Gold: Aircraft, fuel key to illegal Amazon mining

Jan. 11, 2022 00:25 AM EST

BOA VISTA, Brazil (AP) — The scorching Amazon sun beats down as a group of agents inspect the body of a black helicopter. Nearby, in the backyard of the federal police headquarters in the city of Boa Vista, sit more than twenty aircraft — all seized. Some bear signs of violent...

Data shortfall impairs Brazil's tracking of spreading virus

Jan. 07, 2022 17:33 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — As the omicron variant sends COVID-19 cases soaring across much of the globe, one of the countries most devastated by the disease since the pandemic's onset is struggling to keep track of new cases, deaths and hospitalizations. Officials at Brazil's Health...

Brazil to vaccinate kids, stops short of demanding scripts

Jan. 05, 2022 17:47 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Vaccination of Brazilian children between the ages of 5 and 11 will begin in January, without the demand for prescriptions from doctors the government had previously signaled, officials from the health ministry announced Wednesday. The government’s...

Brazil's Bolsonaro is released from hospital after two days

Jan. 05, 2022 09:48 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro was discharged from a hospital on Wednesday morning in Sao Paulo, and addressed the press. He had been hospitalized for two days after an intestinal obstruction, which forced him to cut short his vacation. On Tuesday, the medical...

Brazilian doctors rule out surgery for Bolsonaro

Jan. 04, 2022 07:47 AM EST

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will not require surgery, the medical team caring for him at a Sao Paulo hospital said in a statement Tuesday morning. Bolsonaro was hospitalized Monday with an intestinal obstruction, which the statement said has been resolved, without providing...