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Brazil's Bolsonaro slams health regulator for approving Covid vaccines for kids

Bolsonaro said vaccines could have side effects on children, but gave no evidence. Anvisa and health regulators around the world have found that Covid-19 vaccines are safe for those from age 5 and up.
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro (AP / File Photo)
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro (AP / File Photo)
Published on Jan 07, 2022 10:38 AM IST
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Brazil's Bolsonaro taken to hospital with abdominal pain, doctor says

Bolsonaro has been hospitalized several times since he was stabbed during his presidential campaign in 2018.
 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was urgently hospitalized today.(AFP)
 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was urgently hospitalized today.(AFP)
Published on Jan 03, 2022 04:24 PM IST
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Reuters | , New Delhi

Will not vaccinate daughter against Covid-19: Brazilian President Bolsonaro

The right-wing leader added that the nation's health minister, Marcelo Queiroga, will divulge on Jan. 5 the manner in which Brazil will carry out its coronavirus vaccination campaign for 5 to 11-year-olds, which was approved earlier this month.
Bolsonaro himself has refused to get vaccinated and has repeatedly called into question the safety and efficacy of coronavirus vaccines.(Reuters file photo)
Bolsonaro himself has refused to get vaccinated and has repeatedly called into question the safety and efficacy of coronavirus vaccines.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Dec 28, 2021 08:36 AM IST
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Brazil updates Covid travel rules, will quarantine unvaccinated airline visitors

Travellers coming to Brazil still need to submit a negative PCR test result before boarding in their country of origin and submit a declaration to the country’s health regulator. Unvaccinated travellers will have to take a new coronavirus test after the five-day quarantine period
Brazil updates Covid-19 travel rules, will quarantine unvaccinated airline visitors (REUTERS)
Brazil updates Covid-19 travel rules, will quarantine unvaccinated airline visitors (REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 10, 2021 01:40 PM IST
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AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Brasilia, Brazil

India unseats Brazil to become top food supplier to Arab nations after 15 years

The Arab world is among Brazil's most important trade partners, but its distance from those markets took its toll as the pandemic rattled global logistics.
Food items are seen in a supermarket in Doha, Qatar. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Food items are seen in a supermarket in Doha, Qatar. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 08:58 AM IST
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Brazil records Latin America's first 2 cases of Omicron variant

The Sao Paulo state health secretariat said that a 41-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman are in isolation. Both arrived in Brazil from South Africa on November 23.
A 14-year-old receives a shot of Covis-19 vaccine in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on November 26. (REUTERS)
A 14-year-old receives a shot of Covis-19 vaccine in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on November 26. (REUTERS)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 04:51 AM IST
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Brazil faces charges of ‘greenwashing’ over Amazon deforestation

Deforestation in the Amazon region has risen for the fourth straight year, despite international pressure and pledges from Brazil's government to preserve the rainforest. The EU aims to take a stand with an import ban.
The WWF and other experts have said the Amazon rainforest is dangerously close to a ‘tipping point’. (Leo Correa / AP Photo)
The WWF and other experts have said the Amazon rainforest is dangerously close to a ‘tipping point’. (Leo Correa / AP Photo)
Published on Nov 20, 2021 10:49 PM IST
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If you fear Brazil, there is no point taking the field: Thomas Dennerby

  • Playing stronger opponents will help India test their defensive game, says the women’s team coach
If you fear Brazil, there is no point taking the field: Thomas Dennerby(AIFF)
If you fear Brazil, there is no point taking the field: Thomas Dennerby(AIFF)
Published on Nov 16, 2021 07:33 PM IST
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ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Brazil: 21 scientists reject prestigious medals in row with Bolsonaro

Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro has faced sharp criticism from the scientific community over budget cuts for research and technology, as well as his frequent rejection of scientific findings and history of spreading misinformation, particularly on Covid-19.
Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro (AFP)
Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro (AFP)
Published on Nov 07, 2021 07:12 AM IST
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Singer Marilia Mendonca dies in plane crash hours after sharing vid from flight

Marilia Mendonca, one of Brazil's most popular singers, died in a plane crash on Friday. She was a Latin Grammy winner.
Marilia Mendoca shared a video about her flight on Instagram hours before her death.
Marilia Mendoca shared a video about her flight on Instagram hours before her death.
Updated on Nov 06, 2021 10:49 AM IST
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Brazilian indigenous artist Jaider Esbell dies at 41, cause of death unknown

Officials did not say what killed artist Jaider Esbell, a member of the Macuxi indigenous group from North-eastern Brazil who rose to international fame with politically charged works on climate change, indigenous issues and the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.
Brazilian indigenous artist Jaider Esbell dies at 41, cause of death unknown(Twitter/analuciaraujo_)
Brazilian indigenous artist Jaider Esbell dies at 41, cause of death unknown(Twitter/analuciaraujo_)
Updated on Nov 04, 2021 07:29 PM IST
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AFP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Brazil senators back criminal charges against Bolsonaro over Covid-19 response

The Brazilian Senate panel voted on a report, the culmination of the 11-member committee’s 6-month investigation of the government's handling of the pandemic. It called for Bolsonaro to face charges ranging from charlatanism and inciting crime to misuse of public funds and crimes against humanity.
Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro (File Photo / REUTERS)
Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro (File Photo / REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 02:54 PM IST
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Brazil senators ask Supreme Court to bar Jair Bolsonaro from social media

  • The report finds Bolsonaro "deliberately exposed" Brazilians to "mass infection" in a disastrous attempt to reach herd immunity from the coronavirus.
The pandemic has claimed more than 600,000 lives in Brazil, second only to the United States.(Photo: Reuters)
The pandemic has claimed more than 600,000 lives in Brazil, second only to the United States.(Photo: Reuters)
Published on Oct 27, 2021 05:07 AM IST
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Brazil president to be charged with 'intentional' crimes over Covid-19 response

  • Brazil witnessed as high as 600,000 deaths due to the coronavirus disease, drawing attention towards President Jair Bolsonaro's management of the pandemic.
Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro(REUTERS)
Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 20, 2021 12:07 PM IST
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Brazil Covid probe could lead to Bolsonaro facing 11 criminal charges: Report

The far-right president, who himself was infected with the coronavirus in July 2020, has railed against lockdown measures, pushed unproven cures, sowed vaccine doubts and downplayed the severity of Covid-19.
Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro(REUTERS)
Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 16, 2021 04:52 AM IST
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Reuters | , Rio De Janeiro

Mexico plans to impose visa requirements on Brazilian visitors

A draft for the new visa policy, drawn up by Mexico's interior ministry, noted that a change was needed because more Brazilians were entering the country for reasons other than tourism, transit and business.
Mexico plans to impose visa requirements on Brazilian visitors(Twitter/ProyectoPuente)
Mexico plans to impose visa requirements on Brazilian visitors(Twitter/ProyectoPuente)
Updated on Oct 15, 2021 07:57 AM IST
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Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Mexico City

‘Doesn't make sense': Brazil's Bolsonaro decides not to get vaccinated

  • A coronavirus skeptic, Bolsonaro previously claimed the Pfizer vaccine could turn people into crocodiles due to secondary effects.
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro(REUTERS)
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 14, 2021 06:12 AM IST
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Marvel-ous! Man survives armed robbery after bullet bounces off Hulk phone case

The man was then taken to the University Hospital in the city, from where he was discharged minutes later. According to a report, the victim had only suffered a small bruise at the point of impact, in addition to suffering a temporary trauma over the stickup.
The photos, posted by the man's physician Dr Pedro Carvalho, show that the bullet indeed hit the Motorola smartphone, shattering its screen, but was ultimately stopped by the Incredible Hulk-themed cover. (Photo via @Oparbento1 on Twitter)
The photos, posted by the man's physician Dr Pedro Carvalho, show that the bullet indeed hit the Motorola smartphone, shattering its screen, but was ultimately stopped by the Incredible Hulk-themed cover. (Photo via @Oparbento1 on Twitter)
Published on Oct 13, 2021 09:57 AM IST
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Neymar says World Cup in Qatar may be his last

Neymar will play with Brazil later on Sunday at Colombia in a World Cup qualifying match. The Seleção leads the 10-team round-robin competition with 27 points after nine games.
Brazil's Neymar(REUTERS)
Brazil's Neymar(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 10, 2021 08:17 PM IST
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AP | , Sao Paulo

Amazon records least September fires in 20 years

September is historically Brazil's worst month for forest fires and, while the data is positive, environmental experts question whether the trend will be confirmed by coming months.
The number of Amazon fires was just over half the level recorded in September last year, according to the data.
The number of Amazon fires was just over half the level recorded in September last year, according to the data.
Published on Oct 01, 2021 10:32 PM IST
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AP | , Rio De Janeiro

US senators warn Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro on democracy

  • The senators voiced alarm at Bolsonaro's claims without evidence that the voting system is mired in fraud and his suggestions that he would not concede defeat.
Jair Bolsonaro, whose approval rating has tanked in part due to Brazil's severe Covid-19 outbreak, has said he will not stage a coup.(REUTERS)
Jair Bolsonaro, whose approval rating has tanked in part due to Brazil's severe Covid-19 outbreak, has said he will not stage a coup.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 29, 2021 05:23 AM IST
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Bolsonaro kicks up a storm, tells UN he’s against Covid vaccine passports

  • On Monday, UK PM Boris Johnson stressed the importance of coronavirus vaccines during a meeting with Bolsonaro.
Bolsonaro was the first world leader to speak at the high-level meet after UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres opened the debate with an address.(Photo: Reuters)
Bolsonaro was the first world leader to speak at the high-level meet after UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres opened the debate with an address.(Photo: Reuters)
Updated on Sep 21, 2021 11:57 PM IST
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Fans hold huge rally as Brazil president escalates tussle with SC

“We will no longer accept that any authority, using force, goes above the constitution,” Bolsonaro said in a speech before thousands of supporters in Brasilia.
People take part in a demonstration in support of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in Sao Paulo.(AFP)
People take part in a demonstration in support of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in Sao Paulo.(AFP)
Published on Sep 08, 2021 03:20 AM IST
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Agencies | , Brasilia

FIFA opens investigation into abandoned Brazil-Argentina match

World football's governing body FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings into Sunday's Brazil v Argentina World Cup qualifier which was abandoned after five minutes amid farcical scenes.
FIFA opens investigation into abandoned Brazil-Argentina match(REUTERS)
FIFA opens investigation into abandoned Brazil-Argentina match(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 07, 2021 10:19 PM IST
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Brazil-Argentina qualifier suspended in coronavirus dispute

The match featuring Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Brazil’s Neymar was stopped in the 7th minute because of the extraordinary interruption.
Argentina's Lionel Messi and Brazil's Neymar are seen as the qualifier match was suspended due to coronavirus dispute(REUTERS)
Argentina's Lionel Messi and Brazil's Neymar are seen as the qualifier match was suspended due to coronavirus dispute(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 06, 2021 07:44 AM IST
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AP | , Sao Paulo

Brazil's president clashes with judiciary, taunts top judge: Report

Bolsonaro has railed for weeks against the electronic urns used in Brazil and pushed for the adoption of printed receipts that can be counted if an election result is disputed.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on August 5, 2021. (Sergio Lima / AFP)
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on August 5, 2021. (Sergio Lima / AFP)
Published on Aug 07, 2021 01:00 PM IST
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Tokyo 2020: Pigossi and Stefani claim Brazil's first Olympic tennis medal

  • The pair, who were last-minute call-ups for the Games, saved four consecutive match points in the deciding tie-break to win 4-6, 6-4, 11-9 after two hours and 11 minutes in the baking Tokyo heat
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Tennis - Women's Doubles - Bronze medal match - Ariake Tennis Park - Tokyo, Japan - July 31, 2021. Laura Pigossi of Brazil and Luisa Stefani of Brazil celebrate after winning their bronze medal match against Elena Vesnina of the Russian Olympic Committee and Veronika Kudermetova of the Russian Olympic Committee REUTERS/Yara Nardi(REUTERS)
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Tennis - Women's Doubles - Bronze medal match - Ariake Tennis Park - Tokyo, Japan - July 31, 2021. Laura Pigossi of Brazil and Luisa Stefani of Brazil celebrate after winning their bronze medal match against Elena Vesnina of the Russian Olympic Committee and Veronika Kudermetova of the Russian Olympic Committee REUTERS/Yara Nardi(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 31, 2021 06:38 PM IST
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Bharat Biotech cancels Covaxin deals with two Brazil firms after graft row

The decision comes after the Brazil government suspended the deal to procure 20 million doses of Covaxin, facing graft allegations.
Bharat Biotech says it has cancelled the agreement with Brazil’s Precisa Medicamentos for exporting Covaxin to the country. (HT_PRINT)
Bharat Biotech says it has cancelled the agreement with Brazil’s Precisa Medicamentos for exporting Covaxin to the country. (HT_PRINT)
Published on Jul 23, 2021 09:07 PM IST
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Copa America 2021 Final: Action through images

Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates with the trophy after beating Brazil 1-0 in the Copa America final(AP) 6
Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates with the trophy after beating Brazil 1-0 in the Copa America final(AP)
Updated on Jul 11, 2021 09:24 AM IST
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Di Maria's goal gives Messi & Argentina first Copa America title since 1993

  • Argentina vs Brazil: The victory was sealed courtesy a goal by Angel Di Maria in the 22nd minute of the match. The PSG forward beat the off side trap to receive a long floater from the mid-field on the right flank and then chipped the ball into the net to perfection over the Brazilian goal-keeper Ederson.
Lionel Messi and the Argentine team celebrates with the Copa America trophy after their 1-0 win over Brazil in the final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.(Getty Images)
Lionel Messi and the Argentine team celebrates with the Copa America trophy after their 1-0 win over Brazil in the final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 11, 2021 08:17 AM IST
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