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Brazil: Greatest Jiu Jitsu champion Leandro Lo shot dead in São Paulo club

One of Brazil’s greatest Jiu Jitsu champions of all time, Leandro Lo, has been declared brain dead after being shot in the head in a São Paulo club. Lo was one of the most successful Jiu Jitsu athletes of all time, having won the World Championships eight times. Witnesses said Lo and his friends were […]

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Brazil: Torrential rains in Sao Paulo state leave at least 18 dead; 500,000 families evacuated

At least 18 people have been killed during torrential rains in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state that caused landslides that buried houses. The downpours, which began on Friday, killed at least 11 people on Sunday when earth smothered homes in several cities in the state’s interior, authorities said. That included three people in the same family […]

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Rio de Janeiro cancels annual Carnival parade due to rising Covid-19 cases, Omicron fears

Rio de Janeiro has cancelled its world-famous Carnival parade for a second year due to an increase in Covid-19 cases and the threat from the arrival of the Omicron coronavirus variant, the city’s mayor said on Tuesday. Mayor Eduardo Paes announced after a meeting with health authorities that the city would call off the event […]

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Jair Bolsonaro: Brazilian president hospitalised for intestinal obstruction

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was taken to a Sao Paulo hospital for tests early Monday after experiencing abdominal discomfort, the government said in a statement. The hospital where he was admitted, Vila Nova Star, said in a statement the president had an intestinal obstruction and was in stable condition. Bolsonaro is “doing well” and further […]

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Brazil: Nine firefighters killed after roof of cave collapses

Nine firefighters have died near Brazil’s Altinopolis city after the roof collapsed in a cave while they were training inside, according to authorities. The accident occurred on Sunday as 26 firefighters were on a training exercise in the Duas Bocas cave, the Sao Paulo fire department said on Twitter. “There were nine dead and one […]

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Brazilian football great Pele ‘stable’ but re-enters ICU, hospital says

Brazil soccer legend Pele is in a “stable” condition after “respiratory instability” early on Friday led to him being admitted to an intensive care unit, Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein hospital said in a statement. The 80-year-old had surgery to remove a tumour from his colon earlier this month and was released from intensive care on […]

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‘I can’t wait to get back to work .. get Brazil moving’: President Bolsonaro from hospital

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro could be discharged in the coming days, the Vila Nova Star hospital said where he is being treated. Mr Bolsonaro has been in the hospital since Wednesday after being diagnosed with an obstructed intestine. In a statement on Saturday, the hospital said Bolsonaro will be offered a diet of soups and […]

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Jair Bolsonaro transferred to Sao Paulo, may need emergency surgery to end hiccup bouts

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was transferred to a hospital in Sao Paulo for additional tests to determine whether he needs emergency surgery or not, Brazil’s Special Secretariat for Social Communication said. Local media had earlier reported Bolsonaro felt abdominal pain and was admitted to a hospital in Brasilia to investigate the cause of persistent hiccups, […]

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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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Brazil is digging up its dead to make space for new coronavirus burials

Brazil’s biggest metropolis has an unorthodox plan to free up space at its graveyards during the coronavirus pandemic: digging up the bones of people buried in the past and storing their bagged remains in large metal containers. Sao Paulo’s municipal funeral service said in a statement Friday that the remains of people who died at […]