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Brazil's Maia says China is working to speed up exports of vaccine supplies

Brazil's lower house speaker Rodrigo Maia said China's ambassador Yang Wanming is working with his government to speed up the shipment of active ingredients to produce COVID-19 vaccines in Latin America's biggest economy, and denied any political obstacles to the effort, he said on Wednesday, after a conversation with the Chinese official.

In Brazil's Amazon, indigenous people fear surge in COVID-19 deaths

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With hospitals overflowing and oxygen supplies running low, indigenous leader Joilson Karapana fears a second wave of COVID-19 deaths in the Brazilian city of Manaus could prove even more devastating for his tribal community.

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