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Brazil to receive China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, eyes Pfizer candidate

18 Nov 2020

BRASILIA Brazil's Sao Paulo state is set to begin importing the first of 46 million doses of China's Sinovac vaccine against COVID-19 this week, while the federal government takes a more cautious approach with a vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc.

Exclusive: Brazil will have a COVID-19 vaccine by June 2021, says regulator

30 Oct 2020

BRASILIA Brazil expects to have a vaccine against COVID-19 approved and ready for use in a national inoculation program by June, the head of the country's health regulator Anvisa, Antonio Barra Torres, said on Thursday.

Rail project through Brazilian Amazon questioned over impact on indigenous community

23 Oct 2020

BRASILIA Brazilian federal prosecutors and civil rights groups are opposing a project to build a grains railway in the Amazon rainforest because of its potential impact on indigenous communities and the environment, potentially stalling the project.

Brazilian Senate approves Bolsonaro's Supreme Court nominee

22 Oct 2020

BRASILIA The Brazilian Senate late on Wednesday approved the nomination of Kassio Nunes to the Supreme Court, swiftly signing off on right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's first nominee to the nation's top judicial body.

Brazilian police catch senator hiding cash between his buttcheeks, source says

15 Oct 2020

BRASILIA Brazilian Senator Chico Rodrigues was caught in a police raid with money hidden between his buttcheeks on Wednesday, a judicial source briefed on the matter told Reuters, amid an investigation into the misuse of COVID-19 response funding.

Brazil's Bolsonaro hopes to appoint evangelical minister to supreme court

06 Oct 2020

BRASILIA Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday at an event with conservative evangelical Christians that he hopes to appoint an evangelical minister to the supreme court next year.

Brazil's Bolsonaro to nominate Kassio Nunes for Supreme Court - source

30 Sep 2020

BRASILIA Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro will nominate judge Kassio Nunes to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the retirement of Justice Celso de Mello, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

Brazil govt lobbies Supreme Court ahead of key Petrobras ruling

30 Sep 2020

BRASILIA, Sept 29 The government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is lobbying the Supreme Court ahead of a ruling expected Wednesday on whether the privatization of refineries owned by state-run oil company Petrobras requires Congressional approval.

Brazil's government backs new basic income payments to poor

29 Sep 2020

BRASILIA Brazil's government on Monday detailed how it would pay for a new minimum income program called Renda Cidada, with President Jair Bolsonaro and Economy Minister Paulo Guedes still pledging to honor the country's spending cap and fiscal rules.

The ventilators never came: How graft hampered Brazil's COVID-19 response

25 Sep 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO As COVID-19 patients flooded Rio de Janeiro's public health system from early April to late May, Dr. Pedro Archer found himself making gut-wrenching decisions. 

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