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Ricardo Moraes

Respiratory therapist struggles to catch her own breath after COVID-19

06 Aug 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Ana Carolina Xavier was helping as many as six coronavirus patients a day to slowly recover lung capacity when she began worrying about her own breathing. | Video

In violent Rio, U.S. protests stoke backlash against deadly cops

08 Jun 2020

SÃO GONÇALO, Brazil The killing of another black teenager by Rio de Janeiro police last month was, based on the numbers, unremarkable – one of hundreds gunned down every year by some of the world's deadliest cops. | Video


26 May 2020

[リオデジャネイロ 21日 ロイター] - バルニール・ダ・シルバさんは、リオデジャネイロの貧困地区の路上で亡くなった。親戚や近隣住民によると、遺体はそこに30時間放置されていた。

Corpse lay on the street in coronavirus-racked Rio for 30 hours

21 May 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Valnir da Silva died on the streets of a poor Rio de Janeiro neighborhood on Saturday. His body lay on the sidewalk for 30 hours, according to relatives and neighbors.

Deadly Rio police raid brings crowds into streets of quarantined favela

16 May 2020

(This May 15 story corrects to read the byline as Ricardo Moraes without accent)

Deadly Rio police raid brings crowds into streets of quarantined favela

16 May 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO A deadly police raid in Rio de Janeiro on Friday morning drew crowds into the streets of a neighborhood under quarantine, provoking criticism from residents and activists.

Brazil 'Ghostbuster' deep cleans favela streets to fight coronavirus

10 Apr 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO When coronavirus hit and tourists stopped coming to Thiago Firmino's Rio de Janeiro favela tour, he decided to act. Unwilling to wait for officials to react, he donned a white suit and set about disinfecting the streets of the Santa Marta slum.

In Rio de Janeiro, trash collectors struggle to survive as city shuts down

31 Mar 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Deise Geraldine is one of scores of Rio de Janeiro trash collectors who usually make their living by scavenging bottles and cans left by restaurants and bars at the curb.

Gangs call curfews as coronavirus hits Rio favelas

24 Mar 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO The "baile funk" dance parties have been called off. Some open-air drug markets are closed for business. Gangs and militias have imposed strict curfews. Coronavirus is coming, and Rio de Janeiro's lawless favelas are gearing up for the onslaught.

Brazilian tribes back manifesto to save Amazon habitat from Bolsonaro

18 Jan 2020

XINGU INDIGENOUS PARK, Brazil Leaders of native tribes in Brazil issued a rallying call to protect the Amazon rainforest and its indigenous people from what they called the "genocide, ethnocide and ecocide" planned by the country's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

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