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COVID-19 cases soar in Brazil's largest indigenous reservation

Nov 19 2020

BRASILIA The coronavirus has spread rapidly through the Yanomami indigenous reservation in northern Brazil and more than a third of its 27,000 people could have been exposed, according to a report produced by their leaders.

Brazil's Bolsonaro favors Trump win, refrains from cheering potential winner

Nov 05 2020

BRASILIA Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday refrained from commenting on the potential winner of the tight U.S. election, but reiterated his support for President Donald Trump, and suggested Democratic challenger Joe Biden would interfere on issues like the Amazon rainforest if elected.

Brazil's Bolsonaro favors Trump win, refrains from cheering potential winner

Nov 04 2020

BRASILIA Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday refrained from commenting on the potential winner of the tight U.S. election, but reiterated his support for President Donald Trump, and suggested Democratic challenger Joe Biden would interfere on issues like the Amazon rainforest if elected.

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Bolsonaro favors Trump win, refrains from cheering potential winner

Nov 04 2020

BRASILIA, Nov 4 Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday refrained from commenting on the potential winner of the tight U.S. election, but reiterated his support for President Donald Trump, and suggested Democratic challenger Joe Biden would interfere on issues like the Amazon rainforest if elected.

Brazil's Bolsonaro, a Trump fan, urged to refrain from hasty U.S. election comment

Nov 03 2020

BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been advised by domestic aides to wait until U.S. election results are official before congratulating his political idol Donald Trump on a win, even if either candidate declares himself winner beforehand, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Analysis: If Biden wins U.S. election, Brazil's Bolsonaro loses key trade, climate ally

Oct 29 2020

BRASILIA Victory by Democrat Joe Biden in next week's U.S. presidential election could put the environment and human rights at the top of the country's agenda with Brazil, complicating relations with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and jeopardizing trade, diplomats and analysts say.

Brazil's Bolsonaro rejects plan to buy China's Sinovac vaccine; health minister tests positive

Oct 21 2020

BRASILIA Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday the federal government will not buy a COVID-19 vaccine from China's Sinovac, one day after the health minister said it would be included in the nation's immunization program.

Brazil health minister ill with suspected case of COVID-19

Oct 20 2020

BRASILIA Brazilian Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello has fallen ill with a suspected case of COVID-19, the ministry's press office said on Tuesday, as the country battles with the third-worst coronavirus outbreak globally, with nearly 5.3 million cases.

U.S. offers Brazil telecoms financing to buy 5G equipment from Huawei rivals

Oct 20 2020

BRASILIA/WASHINGTON The U.S. government stepped up an offensive on Tuesday to keep China's Huawei Technologies out of Brazil's 5G market, with Washington offering to finance purchases by Brazilian telecom companies of equipment from its competitors.

UPDATE 1-Brazil considering legislation for special spending powers in emergency -source

Oct 07 2020

BRASILIA, Oct 7 Brazil' government is considering legislating for a national state of calamity and special spending powers to be triggered in the future if public finances are hit by an emergency event like war or a pandemic, an economy ministry source said on Wednesday.

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