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São Paulo: Largest city of Brazil
São Paulo is a municipality in the Southeast Region of Brazil. The metropolis is an alpha global city and the most populous city in Brazil, the Americas, the Western Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere, besides being the largest Portuguese-speaking city in the world. The municipality is also the world's 12th largest city proper by population. The city is the capital of the surrounding state of São Paulo, the most populous and wealthiest state in Brazil. It exerts strong international influences in commerce, finance, arts and entertainment. The name of the city honors the Apostle, Saint Paul of Tarsus. The city's metropolitan area, the Greater São Paulo, ranks as the most populous in Brazil and the 12th most populous on Earth. The process of conurbation between the metropolitan areas located around the Greater São Paulo created the São Paulo Macrometropolis, a megalopolis with more than 30 million inhabitants, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.

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Bolsonaro accused of exploiting COVID-19 for political gains [Video]

Bolsonaro accused of exploiting COVID-19 for political gains

Protesters and supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro clash in Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo, as Brazil reports a record 33,000 infections on a single day, bringing the total number of cases to half a..

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Tear gas fired at Sao Paulo protest, Bolsonaro joins rally against Brazil's top court [Video]

Tear gas fired at Sao Paulo protest, Bolsonaro joins rally against Brazil's top court

Demonstrations in Sao Paulo became violent on Sunday (May 31) as opponents of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took to the main Paulista avenue to protest against "fascism" and clashed with riot..

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Police tear gas Sao Paulo protest, Bolsonaro joins rally against Brazil's top court [Video]

Police tear gas Sao Paulo protest, Bolsonaro joins rally against Brazil's top court

Demonstrations in Sao Paulo became violent on Sunday (May 31) as opponents of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took to the main Paulista avenue to protest against "fascism" and clashed with riot..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published
Latin America overtakes U.S, Europe in new cases [Video]

Latin America overtakes U.S, Europe in new cases

Global coronavirus cases surpassed 5 million on Wednesday, with Latin America overtaking the United States and Europe in the past week to report the largest portion of new cases globally. Edward Baran..

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Brazil hospitals buckle under coronavirus [Video]

Brazil hospitals buckle under coronavirus

Brazil has announced a total of 254,220 confirmed cases, overtaking Britain to become the country with the third-highest number of coronavirus infections and doctors are now airlifting patients out of..

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Brazil's president and supporters protest lockdown as coronavirus toll climbs [Video]

Brazil's president and supporters protest lockdown as coronavirus toll climbs

Brazil's public health officials remain adamant that quarantines and social distancing are still needed, but President Jair Bolsonaro continues to urge his supporters to protest against them, while..

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Brazil's Sao Paulo state suspends cuts in utilities services for poorest amid COVID-19

Sao Paulo will suspend water supply, electricity and gas cuts until July 31 for the Brazilian state's poorest residents who are unable to pay bills during the coronavirus pandemic, state governor Joao..
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In Brazil, the elderly and loved ones reunite, with a little ingenuity

Dirce Villas Boas, a 93-year-old resident of a nursing home in western Sao Paulo, had gone 70 days without seeing her daughter until this weekend, when the pair hugged and danced together in an..
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AP Top Stories May 28 P

Here's the latest for Thursday, May 28th: Violent protests leave destruction in Minneapolis; US jobless claims climb to 41 million; Cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil overwhelmed by COVID deaths; Baby..
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Brazil's largest city Sao Paulo starts reopening, mayor urges people to keep social distancing

Sao Paulo, Brazil's most populous city and the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, remains under quarantine despite the reopening of some businesses, the mayor said on Thursday, urging the..
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Brazil's largest city Sao Paulo to reopen malls for 15 days as of June 1

Malls and street shops will be allowed to reopen in Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city and the epicenter of its coronavirus outbreak, for 15 days as of June 1, according to a plan unveiled on Wednesday..
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Report: Brazil's indigenous people are dying at an alarming rate from Covid-19

report: brazil's indigenous people are dying at an alarming rate from covid-19
Sao Paulo (CNN)Far from hospitals and often lacking basic infrastructure, Brazil's indigenous people are dying at an alarming rate from Covid-19 with little help in sight. The mortality rate is double..
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Coronavirus: Hospitals in Brazil's São Paulo 'near collapse'

Public hospitals in São Paulo have reached 90% capacity for emergency beds, the city's mayor warns.
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Brazil’s Lula warns virus could cause ‘genocide’ under Bolsonaro

brazil’s lula warns virus could cause ‘genocide’ under bolsonaro
Former Brazilian president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has called for the impeachment of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, warning that his fierce opposition toward coronavirus restrictions could..
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To celebrate mothers trapped in quarantine, Sao Paulo gets creative

On Friday, musician Rodrigo Cunha and his piano zipped down an elevated highway in a gritty section of downtown Sao Paulo, playing tunes written by Brazil's most famous composers, from Tom Jobim to..
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Coronavirus: São Paulo governor at odds with Bolsonaro

São Paulo Governor João Doria has imposed tough virus curbs, a move slammed by President Bolsonaro.
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For Brazil's homeless, many risks, and now also the coronavirus

Despite the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil, Luiz Renato Ribeiro Júnior, who is homeless, still tries to sell candy every day in Sao Paulo, Latin America's largest city. But lockdown policies put in..
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Mistrustful of state, Brazil slum hires own doctors to fight virus

Emerson Barata draws a circular map of Sao Paulo's largest slum, Paraisopolis, and begins to mark confirmed coronavirus cases in blue ink. At the center of the favela of around 120,000 people, which..
Reuters - Published

Brazil’s Bolsonaro questions coronavirus statistics, says ‘sorry, some will die’

brazil’s bolsonaro questions coronavirus statistics, says ‘sorry, some will die’
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday cast doubt on Sao Paulo’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak and accused the state governor of manipulating the numbers for political ends, without..
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As Sao Paulo goes into coronavirus lockdown, China offers to help Brazil

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro patched up a diplomatic spat with China on Tuesday in a call with President Xi Jinping, with the two agreeing to fight the spread of coronavirus together, as Brazil's..
Reuters - Published

Loud protests ring out in Brazil over Bolsonaro's coronavirus response

Loud protests rang out across Brazilian cities on Wednesday over the far-right president's handling of the mounting coronavirus crisis, with cries of "Get out Bolsonaro" heard in Sao Paulo, Rio de..
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World’s richest nearing US$1 trillion in losses

world’s richest nearing us$1 trillion in losses
Bloomberg From New York to Paris, Sao Paulo to Hong Kong, the losses are unprecedented for the world’s wealthiest. The world’s 500 richest people collectively lost US$331 billion on Thursday, the..
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21 Dead As Torrential Rain Hits Brazil

21 dead as torrential rain hits brazil
At least 21 people have been killed in torrential rain that hit the Brazilian states of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, triggering flash floods and destroying homes, authorities said Tuesday. ......
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In pictures: Brazil hit by deadly rain and landslides

At least 18 people die and more than 40 are missing in the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
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At least 17 dead in Brazil's southeast due to rains

At least 17 people have died in southeastern Brazil's since Sunday due to heavy rains in the states of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, authorities said.
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LATAM Airlines cancels Sao Paulo-Milan flights due to coronavirus

South America's largest carrier, LATAM Airlines Group , said on Monday it would cancel its daily flight from Sao Paulo to Milan, Italy, through April 16, citing the new coronavirus outbreak and weak..
Reuters - Published

Brazil confirms second case of new coronavirus: Health Ministry

Brazil's Health Ministry on Saturday confirmed the country's second case of the fast-spreading new coronavirus, diagnosed in a patient in São Paulo who had recently visited Italy.
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Brazil confirms first coronavirus case in Latin America

Brazil's Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed the first case of a fast-spreading new coronavirus in Latin America, diagnosing a 61-year-old man in Sao Paulo who returned recently from Italy.
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Brazil Health Ministry confirms first case of new coronavirus

Brazil's Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed the first case of a fast-spreading new coronavirus in Latin America, after a Sao Paulo hospital flagged the possible infection of a 61-year-old man who..
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Diplo rushed to safety during Sao Paulo carnival shooting

diplo rushed to safety during sao paulo carnival shooting
Diplo was forced to flee the stage at a street party in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Tuesday when two revellers were reportedly shot. The DJ was rushed to safety after gunshots were fired as he was about to..
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The coronavirus has now hit every continent except Antarctica after a man in Brazil tested positive

the coronavirus has now hit every continent except antarctica after a man in brazil tested positive
The coronavirus has now infected every continent except Antarctica after Brazil confirmed a case on Tuesday. A 61-year-old man who had just returned from a 12-day trip to Lombardy, Italy, tested..
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Brazilian transgender dancer shatters Carnival parade taboo

brazilian transgender dancer shatters carnival parade taboo
SAO PAULO (AP) — When dancer Camila Prins entered Sao Paulo’s Carnival parade grounds, a costume of feathers clinging to her sinuous body, she fulfilled a dream of feminine beauty nearly three..
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Politics and protest at São Paulo's street parties

This year São Paulo, Brazil's biggest city, is hosting hundreds of street parties known as 'blocos'.
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Angels ensure 'no means no' at Brazil's anything-goes carnival

Under beating midday sun and samba drums, a glitter-sprinkled crew gather in Sao Paulo's historic center, ready for carnival.
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus fears and what it means for SA travellers

coronavirus fears and what it means for sa travellers
Durbanite Candice Soobramoney craved a Brazillian holiday to Rio and Sao Paulo in March. She sat with her travel agent for weeks to make the necessary plans for the trip, even researching the best..
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Fires in Amazon forest rose 30% in 2019

fires in amazon forest rose 30% in 2019
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The number of fires in the Amazon rainforest grew 30.5% in 2019 from the previous year, according to data released by space research agency INPE on Wednesday. According to INPE,..
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Smoke from Australia bushfires reaches Brazil

smoke from australia bushfires reaches brazil
SAO PAULO: Smoke from bushfires raging across Australia reached Brazil, an arm of the National Institute for Space Research said on Twitter. Referring to satellite images, the agency's department of..
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Who's the woman watching over this Brazilian street?

How a giant portrait above a main road in São Paulo is reflecting the changing face of Brazil.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro keeps far-right entering tough 2nd year

brazil's bolsonaro keeps far-right entering tough 2nd year
SAO PAULO (AP) � Heading into his second year as Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro has held firm to his combative culture-warrior policies while feuding with critics at home and abroad � an..
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'A rich exchange': The refugees teaching languages in Brazil

A language school in São Paulo employs refugees to teach, benefiting both students and instructors.
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Brazil President Claims ‘Cool Guy’ Leonardo DiCaprio Paid Money to WWF to ‘Torch’ Amazon Rainforest

brazil president claims ‘cool guy’ leonardo dicaprio paid money to wwf to ‘torch’ amazon rainforest
Sao Paulo: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed on Friday that Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest, without presenting any evidence, the right-wing..
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Formula 1 2019: Max Verstappen wins third race of season in thrilling Brazilian GP; Charles Leclerc, Sebastian Vettel crash out

formula 1 2019: max verstappen wins third race of season in thrilling brazilian gp; charles leclerc, sebastian vettel crash out
Sao Paulo: Max Verstappen underlined his potential as a champion of the future on Sunday with a commanding victory for Red Bull in an astonishing and crash-hit Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos. The..
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Brazil's Lula calls for Saturday rally, national tour

Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva plans to hold a gathering of supporters at a metal workers union in greater Sao Paulo on Saturday before embarking on a national tour, he told a..
Reuters - Published

Dorset art installation recreates Delhi and London smog

Pods allow visitors to experience the air quality in Delhi, London, Beijing, São Paulo and Norway.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro says 'worst is yet to come' on oil spill

brazil's bolsonaro says 'worst is yet to come' on oil spill
Sao Paulo (AFP) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Sunday that "the worst is yet to come" with an oil spill that has affected more than 200 beaches on the country's coast. "What came so...
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Park World Championships: Skateboarder Sky Brown, 11, wins bronze medal

Watch as 11-year-old skateboarder Sky Brown moves closer to Olympic qualification, after scoring 58.3 to win bronze at the Park World Championships in Sao Paulo.
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Brazil indicts model over rape allegation against Neymar

brazil indicts model over rape allegation against neymar
Sao Paulo police say they are indicting Brazilian model Najila Trindade (right) and her former partner over her rape allegation against soccer star Neymar (left). |...
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Brazil's President undergoes surgery, fourth after knife attack

brazil's president undergoes surgery, fourth after knife attack
Sao Paolo: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro underwent surgery on Sunday to repair an abdominal hernia, his fourth operation since being stabbed in the stomach a year ago at a campaign rally, his..
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Brazil deforestation spreads, adding to Amazon fire worries

brazil deforestation spreads,  adding to amazon fire worries
ReutersBRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) — Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest rose for the fourth straight month in August from a year earlier, according to preliminary government data released..
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'Finding my dad 30 years after I was taken from him'

Abandoned in Sao Paulo and then adopted by a British couple, Edson thought he'd never see his father again.
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As Amazon burns, Brazil’s Bolsonaro tells rest of world not to interfere

as amazon burns, brazil’s bolsonaro tells rest of world not to interfere
BRASILIA/SAO PAULO: Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday admitted farmers could be illegally setting the..
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