Category: Brazil

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Jan
2021

Study Seems To Show Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine Only 50% Effective, Prompting Clarification From ChinaStudy Seems To Show Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine Only 50% Effective, Prompting Clarification From China

January 13, 2021 3:27 PM ET Brazil’s Butantan Institute released numbers calling into question the efficacy of China’s CoronaVac vaccine Wednesday, prompting China to respond in order to clarify the numbers.  Butantan is in final-stage trials for CoronaVac, a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China’s SinoVac, and submitted results to Brazilian regulators Tuesday declaring an efficacy […]

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Dec
2020

REPORT: Mayor Of One Of World’s Most Populous Cities Arrested For Alleged BriberyREPORT: Mayor Of One Of World’s Most Populous Cities Arrested For Alleged Bribery

The mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was reportedly arrested Tuesday morning for an alleged bribery scheme. Marcelo Crivella, 63, was arrested at his home for bribes that were allegedly being paid to Rio City Hall, BBC News reported. Crivella claimed that he had no knowledge of the alleged bribes and said that the accusations […]

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Nov
2020

Brazilian President Who Recovered From COVID-19 Says He Won’t Get VaccineBrazilian President Who Recovered From COVID-19 Says He Won’t Get Vaccine

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday on social media that he won’t get vaccinated for the coronavirus, The Associated Press reported. Bolsonaro said any vaccine the country’s health agency approves will be free and publicly available, the AP reported. Bolsonaro got infected with COVID-19 in July and was usually went maskless at the presidential palace […]

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Nov
2020

Dozens Of Candidates Change Name To Bolsonaro To Dupe Voters, All LoseDozens Of Candidates Change Name To Bolsonaro To Dupe Voters, All Lose

November 17, 2020 1:59 PM ET More than 70 Brazilian candidates reportedly added “Bolsonaro” to their ballot names for municipal elections Sunday, Bloomberg reported. The candidates attempted to align themselves with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro by allegedly changing their ballot names during the election, however, none of the 70 candidates received enough votes to win, according […]

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Sep
2020

Brazilian Amazon Tribal Expert Rieli Franciscato Killed By Arrow From Indigenous GroupBrazilian Amazon Tribal Expert Rieli Franciscato Killed By Arrow From Indigenous Group

September 11, 2020 4:21 PM ET A Brazilian government official who had been working to protect uncontacted tribes in the Amazon was killed after an indigenous group he was approaching allegedly shot him with an arrow, The Guardian reported. 56-year-old Rieli Franciscato had spent his career in the Brazilian government working to protect uncontacted tribes […]

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Aug
2020

Man Attacks Hotel Clerk For Asking To Check His Temperature, Gets Beaten Badly By EmployeeMan Attacks Hotel Clerk For Asking To Check His Temperature, Gets Beaten Badly By Employee

August 12, 2020 11:52 AM ET A hotel clerk in Brazil was attacked by a guest Saturday when the clerk asked to check his temperature, The Intercept journalist Glenn Greenwald reported. A video posted by the Brazilian newspaper Estado de Minas showed a man entering a hotel in the Varginha municipality in Brazil and getting […]

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Jul
2020

Chinese participation in 5G auction could save Brazilian economyChinese participation in 5G auction could save Brazilian economy

Submitted by InfoBris, authored by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro… Agribusiness is the center of the Brazilian economy, corresponding to more than 20% of the national GDP. In fact, Brazilian economy has suffered a heavy blow in recent years, with the country being subjected to […]

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