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Indigenous leaders angry about coronavirus risk from Brazilian military visit

Indigenous leaders angry about coronavirus risk from Brazilian military visit

Prosecutors are investigating the visit for ignoring the wishes of Yanomami communities to remain isolated from society and ignoring social distancing rules.

  • by Adriano Machado

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UN warns on killings of citizens in Venezuela
United Nations

UN warns on killings of citizens in Venezuela

Security operations in the country have killed at least 1300 people since the start of the year, UN rights office says.

Military hands out masks to protect isolated Amazon tribes
Coronavirus pandemic

Military hands out masks to protect isolated Amazon tribes

Dozens of indigenous communities have been infected, likely by loggers and gold prospectors, with the latest disease to threaten their existence.

  • by Leonardo Benassatto
Two Indigenous men killed by illegal gold prospectors in Amazon
Indigenous justice

Two Indigenous men killed by illegal gold prospectors in Amazon

Members of the Yanomami ethnic group say the two men were shot and killed by prospectors who were trespassing on the community's land.

  • by Daniel Carvalho
Beijing's latest outbreak 'came from Europe' as numbers soar worldwide
Coronavirus pandemic

Beijing's latest outbreak 'came from Europe' as numbers soar worldwide

China's capital recorded a further drop in coronavirus cases amid tightened containment measures while Brazil surpassed more than 1 million confirmed infections.

No flights, man sails across Atlantic to be with parents
Coronavirus pandemic

No flights, man sails across Atlantic to be with parents

The 47-year-old had only 24 hours to plan a trip that would take him from Portugal across the ocean and down the entire coast of Brazil onto Argentina.

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Trump taps architect of anti-Maduro strategy to lead Latin bank
Foreign relations

Trump taps architect of anti-Maduro strategy to lead Latin bank

Since its founding in 1959, the Washington-based development bank has always been led by someone from Latin America.

  • by Joshua Goodman
Brazil reports record 34,918 new coronavirus cases in a day
Coronavirus pandemic

Brazil reports record 34,918 new coronavirus cases in a day

Brazil also registered 1282 COVID-19 deaths since its last update on Monday, the Health Ministry said, bringing confirmed fatalities in the country to 45,241. 

  • by Pedro Fonseca
Coronavirus hitting the Americas hardest, World Health Organisation says
Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus hitting the Americas hardest, World Health Organisation says

"We are very much in the upswing of this pandemic, particularly in the global south," the WHO's top emergency expert Mike Ryan said.

  • by John Revill and Stephanie Nebehay
Graves dug in Copacabana Beach to protest handling of COVID-19 pandemic
Coronavirus pandemic

Graves dug in Copacabana Beach to protest handling of COVID-19 pandemic

Brazilians critical of their government's ambiguous response to a surging coronavirus pandemic have dug 100 graves on Rio's Copacabana Beach.

  • by Sergio Queiroz
Bolsonaro government ordered to publish Brazil's full COVID-19 toll
Coronavirus pandemic

Bolsonaro government ordered to publish Brazil's full COVID-19 toll

A Brazilian Supreme Court judge has ordered the government of President Jair Bolsonaro publish full COVID-19 data, including the cumulative death toll.

  • by Marcelo Silva De Sousa