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Brazil judge fines Facebook for not blocking Bolsonaro supporters

01 Aug 2020

BRASILIA A Brazilian Supreme Court judge slapped Facebook with a 1.92 million reais (281,124.18 pounds) fine on Friday for not complying with an order to block globally certain accounts controlled by supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro implicated in a fake news inquiry.

Brazilian President Bolsonaro says he has 'mold' in lungs

31 Jul 2020

BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he was taking antibiotics for an infection that left him feeling weak, chuckling in an online video about "mold" in his lungs, having spent weeks in isolation after catching the novel coronavirus. | Video

Brazil reopens international flights to tourists even as coronavirus deaths spike

30 Jul 2020

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazil on Wednesday reopened international air travel to foreign tourists, which had been banned since March, even as the country's coronavirus outbreak ranks as the world's second worst.

Brazil's Bolsonaro removes mask in public after coronavirus recovery

28 Jul 2020

BRASILIA Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday took off his mask in public as he greeted supporters in Brasilia, days after saying he had recovered from the coronavirus, which he said had not had a serious impact on his health.

Facebook, Twitter remove accounts of Bolsonaro supporters following court order

25 Jul 2020

BRASILIA Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc took down the accounts of several high-profile supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro following a Supreme Court order, a move that underlines the tricky territory the social media titans are navigating in some of the world's largest jurisdictions.

Brazil approves human trials for third COVID-19 vaccine

21 Jul 2020

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazil on Tuesday approved clinical trials starting in August for a potential COVID-19 vaccine under joint development by U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech - the third such vaccine to be tested in the country.

UPDATE 1-Brazil approves human trials for third COVID-19 vaccine

21 Jul 2020

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, July 21 Brazil on Tuesday approved clinical trials starting in August for a potential COVID-19 vaccine under joint development by U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech - the third such vaccine to be tested in the country.

Brazil judge orders Bolsonaro to wear a mask due to COVID-19

24 Jun 2020

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO A Brazilian judge ordered President Jair Bolsonaro to wear a mask in public after the right-wing populist attended political rallies without one in the middle of the world's second-worst coronavirus outbreak.

Brazil nears deal to produce Oxford coronavirus vaccine

23 Jun 2020

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazil is likely to sign a contract this week to produce a trial vaccine developed by Oxford University to guard against the novel coronavirus, the country's interim health minister Eduardo Pazuello said on Tuesday.

Brazil court allows police to access Bolsonaro allies' phone, bank records

17 Jun 2020

BRASILIA Brazil's top court on Tuesday granted police permission to inspect financial and phone records of federal lawmakers allied with President Jair Bolsonaro as part of a probe into anti-democratic rallies, a source with direct knowledge of the ruling said.

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