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Hospitals are running of oxygen in Brazil and people are dying of suffocation amid renewed Covid surge

An enormous state in northwestern state in Brazil, Amazonas is running out of oxygen and people are dying of suffocation in hospitals, amid renewed surge in COVID-19 infections. The state has made a dramatic appeal to the United States to send a military transport plane to the capital city Manaus with oxygen cylinders. Brazilian Health […]

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2020 Nightmare: Deforestation in Brazil has surged to a 12-year high this year

Deforestation in Brazil surged to a 12-year high in 2020, official government data showed on Monday, with destruction soaring since President Jair Bolsonaro took office. In 2020, destruction of the world’s largest rainforest, Amazon rose 9.5 percent from a year earlier to 11,088sq km, according to data from Brazil’s national space research agency Inpe, seven […]

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Bus-truck collision leaves at least 40 people dead in Brazil

At least 41 people were killed after a crash between a bus and a truck in southeastern Brazil, state police and the fire service have said. The accident took place at near the city of Taguai in Sao Paulo state, roughly 350km west of the state capital Sao Paulo city. The death toll was expected […]

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Brazil’s Covid-19 case tally surpasses the 6 million MILESTONE

Brazil has surpassed more than 6 million Covid-19 cases as the world’s third-worst coronavirus outbreak begins to surge again amid fears that a second wave is underway. The Latin American nation joined the United States and India as the only countries to have passed the 6 million mark. With almost 170,000 confirmed fatalities, Brazil has […]

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Outrage in Brazil after a Black man beaten to death by supermarket security guards

Retailer Carrefour Brasil on Friday terminated the contract of the security firm whose employees had beaten to death a Black man at one of its supermarkets in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre. The incident occurred late on Thursday when a store employee called the security after the man threatened to attack her. Amateur […]

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Vatican investigates Pope Francis’ Instagram account after it ‘liked’ picture of Brazilian model

The Vatican has called for an investigation after the Pope’s official Instagram account “liked” a photo of a Brazilian model. It is unclear when the account “liked” the image of Natalia Garibotto. News outlets first started reporting the move last Friday, before the image was “unliked” on the platform. Vatican officials are now investigating how […]

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Pantanal Wildfires: Blazes have consumed 28% of the world’s largest wetland

South America’s Pantanal region, the world’s largest tropical wetland on earth has been ablaze for months now. The blazes have already consumed about 28% of the vast floodplain that stretches across parts of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. They are still not completely under control. The fires have destroyed unique habitats and wrecked the livelihoods of […]

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Chinese Covid-19 vaccine ‘CoronaVac’ TRIAL halted in Brazil

Brazilian clinical trial for a Chinese Covid-19 vaccine has been suspended after health authorities reported a “severe adverse” incident. Brazilian health regulator Anvisa said the incident took place on 29 October, but did not give further details. The CoronaVac vaccine, developed by the Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech, is one of several in final-stage testing globally. […]

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Man weds himself in a flashy ceremony after fiancée breaks up with him

A Brazilian man married himself in a flashy ceremony after his fiancee broke up with him. According to local reports, doctors Diogo Rabelo and Vitor Bueno got engaged in November last year and had set a wedding date for last month. However, in July, Ms Bueno decided to call off the relationship after a series […]

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Brazil to buy 46 million doses of Chinese made coronavirus vaccine ‘CoronaVac’

Brazil will use Chinese made coronavirus vaccine as part of a national immunisation programme, officials have announced. São Paulo Governor João Doria said the federal government had agreed to buy 46 million doses of the vaccine CoronaVac. He said the immunisation programme could begin as soon as January 2021, making it one of the first […]

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The number of coronavirus deaths surpass 150,000 mark in Brazil

The number of coronavirus deaths in Brazil has passed the 150,000 mark, the nation’s health ministry says. The South American nation has the second highest number of deaths after the United States and the third highest number of infections after United States and India. The country also passed five million total infections earlier this week. […]

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Tattoo freak surgically removes his nose to resemble a ‘human Satan’

A man shocked the world by sharing an image of himself without a nose on social media. 44-year-old, Michel Faro do Prado, a tattoo artist in Brazil got his nose surgically removed in an attempt to become the ‘human Satan’. Where used to be a peak of muscles and tissues is now a glaring hole. According to […]