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    Brazil environment funding flip-flop triggers alarm

    Agence France-Presse . Brasília | Updated at 11:43pm on August 29, 2020

    Brazil’s environment ministry triggered an outcry Friday by announcing it was halting all operations against wildfires and Amazon deforestation because of budget cuts, before reversing...

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    Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus again

    Agence France-Presse . Brasilia, Brazil | Updated at 10:56pm on July 23, 2020

    Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has again tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office announced Wednesday, saying he would extend his two-week quarantine and suspend...

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    Chinese COVID-19 vaccine starts final tests in Brazil

    Agence France-Presse . Brasilia, Brazil | Updated at 12:12am on July 23, 2020

    A Chinese-made vaccine against the new coronavirus entered the final stage of testing Tuesday in Brazil, where volunteers received the first doses of what officials...

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    Bolsonaro fed up with quarantine, to take new coronavirus test

    Agence France-Presse . Brasilia, Brazil | Updated at 10:56pm on July 14, 2020

    Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, who has been in quarantine nearly a week after testing positive for the new coronavirus, announced Monday he plans to take...

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    Order for Bolsonaro to wear a mask dismissed

    Agence France-Presse . Brasilia, Brazil | Updated at 11:10pm on July 01, 2020

    A judge in Brazil on Tuesday dismissed a court ruling requiring president Jair Bolsonaro to wear a face mask in public during the COVID-19 pandemic....

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    Latin America virus cases top one million

    Agence France-Presse . Brasília | Updated at 12:28am on June 02, 2020

    Confirmed coronavirus cases in Latin America have surged past one million, while hard-hit Britain and Russia eased lockdowns Monday, despite not having their outbreaks fully...

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    World COVID-19 cases top 6 million

    Agence France-Presse . Brasília, Brazil | Updated at 10:56am on May 31, 2020

    The number of coronavirus cases worldwide topped six million Sunday as Brazil registered another record surge in daily infections and divisions deepened on how to...

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    Brazilian judge suspends Neymar’s fine payment

    Agence France-Presse . Brasília | Updated at 10:29pm on May 29, 2020

    A Brazilian judge has suspended Neymar’s payment of a fine of 88 million reais ($16.28 million) to tax authorities for irregularities, notably in connection with...

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    COVID-19 claims 1,000 a day in Brazil

    Agence France-Presse . Brasilia | Updated at 11:41am on May 29, 2020

    Brazil registered a new record in COVID-19 cases and more than 1,000 dead in a 24 hour period, according to official figures out on Thursday....

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    Brazil health minister resigns amid coronavirus crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Brasilia | Updated at 09:59am on May 16, 2020

    Brazilian health minister Nelson Teich resigned Friday after less than a month on the job over what an official said was ‘incompatibility’ with president Jair...

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