Leonardo Benassatto

In Brazil's Amazon, isolated indigenous people welcome COVID vaccine

Mar 05 2021

YAUARETÊ, Brazil An army helicopter flew to two isolated indigenous villages in Brazil's Amazon jungle this week with a welcome cargo - coronavirus vaccines.

Sinovac vaccine works on UK, South African variants - Brazil institute

Feb 17 2021

SERRANA, Brazil The COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech is effective against the UK and South African variants, the vaccine's Brazilian partner said on Wednesday, citing test results in Chinese trials.

Brazilian ballerina born without arms soars with her attitude

Feb 11 2021

SANTA RITA DO SAPUCAI, Brazil When Vitória Bueno's mother first dropped her off at ballet class, she worried about her five-year-old fitting in. | Video

Deep in remote Amazon, indigenous villagers receive coronavirus vaccine

Jan 20 2021

TABATINGA, Brazil Brazilian military flew medical personnel and 1,000 doses of a Chinese vaccine deep into the Amazon rainforest on Tuesday to start inoculating indigenous people against the coronavirus. | Video

Subdued Brazil New Year celebrations met with silence in COVID-19 ward

Jan 01 2021

SAO PAULO Brazilians saw in 2021 with fireworks under unusual social distancing measures, while in a hospital intensive care ward outside Sao Paulo, doctors tending COVID-19 patients held one minute of silence for the passing of a deadly year.

Argentines celebrate 'eternal love' for Maradona with tattoos

Nov 30 2020

BUENOS AIRES Under his shirt, pizza shop owner Guillermo Rodriguez is a walking shrine to Diego Maradona. His entire back is covered in tattoos depicting the soccer great, whose death last week at the age of 60 inspired enormous grief in Argentina and beyond. | Video

Mara and Dona: Argentine twins a living tribute to soccer great

Nov 27 2020

BUENOS AIRES In the Rotundo household in Buenos Aires, the spirit of Diego Maradona has a living tribute: twin nine-year-old girls, Mara and Dona, named after the soccer legend who died this week.

'Adios Diego': Maradona buried as world mourns flawed football great

Nov 27 2020

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's Diego Maradona, one of the world's greatest ever soccer players, was buried on Thursday amid a global outpouring of grief from the streets of Buenos Aires to Naples in Italy. | Video

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