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Amanda Perobelli

Brazil coffee harvest starts in the heart of its biggest city

May 11 2021

SAO PAULO Brazil's arabica harvest kicked off symbolically this weekend with volunteers picking through one of the world's largest urban coffee farms at Sao Paulo's Instituto Biológico, a hub of agricultural research in the middle of the metropolis.

Clowning is serious business for doctor to homeless in Brazil's 'crackland'

Apr 08 2021

SAO PAULO In his white doctor's jacket, psychiatrist Flavio Falcone could not get homeless drug addicts to talk. | Video

Sao Paulo exhumes old graves to make space for surging COVID-19 burials

Apr 01 2021

SAO PAULO (Reuters) -Brazil's biggest city on Thursday sped up efforts to empty old graves, making room for a soaring number of COVID-19 deaths as Sao Paulo city hall registered record daily burials this week.

Sao Paulo exhumes old graves to make space for surging COVID-19 burials

Apr 01 2021

SAO PAULO (Reuters) -Brazil's biggest city on Thursday sped up efforts to empty old graves, making room for a soaring number of COVID-19 deaths as Sao Paulo city hall registered record daily burials this week.

UPDATE 2-Sao Paulo exhumes old graves to make space for surging COVID-19 burials

Apr 01 2021

SAO PAULO, April 1 Brazil's biggest city on Thursday sped up efforts to empty old graves, making room for a soaring number of COVID-19 deaths as Sao Paulo city hall registered record daily burials this week.

In Brazil, vaccine trial volunteers hope to save lives, not win fame

Dec 24 2020

SAO PAULO From doctors weary of seeing patients die to relatives who lost their loved ones, thousands of Brazilians have volunteered for COVID vaccine trials in one of the world's worst-affected countries in the hope their quiet heroism will save lives.

Brazilians protest mandatory COVID-19 immunization, Chinese vaccine

Nov 01 2020

SAO PAULO More than 300 Brazilians gathered on São Paulo's main commercial thoroughfare on Sunday to protest state Governor João Doria's support for mandatory COVID-19 immunization and testing the potential vaccine developed by China's Sinovac .

Crowds of shoppers head to Brazil malls reopening in big cities at heart of pandemic

Jun 11 2020

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian shoppers lined up for hours and crowded into malls as they reopened on Thursday in the country's two largest cities, epicenter of a still surging coronavirus epidemic in the South American nation.

To celebrate mothers trapped in quarantine, Sao Paulo gets creative

May 11 2020

SAO PAULO On Friday, musician Rodrigo Cunha and his piano zipped down an elevated highway in a gritty section of downtown Sao Paulo, playing tunes written by Brazil's most famous composers, from Tom Jobim to Vinicius de Moraes. | Video

Importado por los ricos, coronavirus ahora ataca a los pobres de Brasil

May 01 2020

RÍO DE JANEIRO/SÃO PAULO, 1 mayo Importado por la élite brasileña que vacacionó en Europa, el coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 ahora está devastando a los pobres del país más grande de América Latina, arrasando estrechos barrios donde la enfermedad es más difícil de controlar.

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'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.