Rio de Janeiro
Municipality in Southeast, Brazil
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Brazil: Coronavirus restrictions lifted in Rio, Sao Paulo
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Catholics attend first mass in Rio since virus lockdown
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Brazilians worry as coronavirus cases surge
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Brazil's coronavirus death toll exceeds the UK's making it the second highest in the world
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Brazil restores COVID-19 data after court ruling
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Suspicion over Brazil's data as COVID-19 deaths rise
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Brazilian Black Lives Matter protests hit the streets
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Bolsonaro accused of exploiting COVID-19 for political gains
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Brazilian artist dedicates mural to virus healthcare workers
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Brazil hospitals buckle under coronavirus
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Brazil passes 1 million coronavirus cases with no end in sightRIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil passed 1 million coronavirus cases on Friday and approached 50,000 deaths, a new nadir for the world’s second worst-hit country as it struggles with a tense political climate..
Bolsonaro supporter vandalises Brazil beach memorial to coronavirus victimsA beach memorial to Brazil’s coronavirus victims has been vandalised by a supporter of the country’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro. Brazilians critical of their government’s response to the..
Covid-19: Brazilians to participate in Chinese vaccine trialRIO DE JANEIRO: The Sao Paulo state government announced Thursday that Brazil's Instituto Butantan reached an agreement with the Chinese laboratory Sinovac Biotech to produce an experimental vaccine..
Graves dug in Rio beach to protest handling of COVID-19 pandemicBrazilians critical of their government's ambiguous response to a surging coronavirus pandemic dug 100 graves and stuck black crosses in the sand of Rio's Copacabana beach on Thursday in a tribute to..
Rio de Janeiro governor faces impeachment proceedings over graft investigationsA majority of the assembly members of the Rio de Janeiro state legislature voted on Wednesday to start impeachment proceedings against Governor Wilson Witzel for alleged graft.
Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro followed Trump’s coronavirus blueprint. Now its cases are surgingRIO DE JANEIRO – He's shown disdain for facts and science-based recommendations. He's said the public will eventually realize they were "tricked" by governors and large parts of the media over a..
Judge orders Bolsonaro to resume publishing Brazil Covid-19 dataJudge orders Bolsonaro to resume publishing Brazil Covid-19 data The Guardian UK Tom Phillips and Caio Barretto Briso in Rio de Janeiro Tue 9 Jun 2020 15.25 BST Link:...
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In violent Rio, U.S. protests stoke backlash against deadly copsThe 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.
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Brazil's Supreme Court halts police raids in Rio's favelas during pandemicA Brazilian Supreme Court minister on Friday prohibited police raids in Rio de Janeiro's favelas during the novel coronavirus pandemic, as a groundswell of criticism of brutal police tactics grows in..
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Brazil's COVID-19 cases top 500,000, death toll nears 30,000RIO DE JANEIRO, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Brazil on Sunday said its nationwide tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases...
Brazil registers world's fifth highest death toll from COVID-19RIO DE JANEIRO, May 30 -- Brazil has the fifth highest death toll from COVID-19 in the world, after registering over 1,000...
Brazil tops 25,000 virus deathsRIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil's death toll from the new coronavirus surpassed 25,000 on Wednesday, as the country emerged as the latest epicenter in the global pandemic. The health ministry said it had..
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Brazil police raid Rio governor's residences amid COVID-19 probeBrazilian federal police on Tuesday raided the residences of Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel as part of a COVID-19 corruption probe, targeting one of President Jair Bolsonaro's political foes as..
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In Bolsonaro's Brazil, everyone but himself is to blame for virusRio De Janeiro: With Brazil emerging as one of the world’s most infected countries,president Jair Bolsonaro is deflecting all responsibility for the coronavirus crisis, casting blame on mayors,..
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Deadly Rio police raid brings crowds into streets of quarantined favelaA deadly police raid in Rio de Janeiro on Friday morning drew crowds into the streets of a neighbourhood under quarantine, provoking criticism from residents and activists.
Brazil's Bolsonaro says he may release tape in police probeBrazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said he is considering releasing a video that sources say shows him explaining that he needs a friendly police chief in Rio de Janeiro to shield his..
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Rio beach vendor turns to home delivery to beat coronavirus lockdownIn the beach food capital of the world, the coronavirus lockdown has been a killer for vendors who normally slog up and down crowded sands in the baking sun to sell anything from corn on the cob to..
Specter of hunger rises in Brazil as coronavirus wrecks incomesIn a brick warehouse on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, dozens of charity workers filled trucks with bags of beans, rice, flour and other staples to be distributed throughout the Brazilian metropolis'..
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Rio converts Maracana stadium into hospitalRIO DE JANEIRO, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's iconic Maracana stadium will be used as a makeshift hospital for coronavirus patients, Rio de Janeiro's state governor Wilson...
Brazil's Maracana stadium tapped to serve as coronavirus hospitalBrazil's Maracana sports complex in Rio de Janeiro, which includes the world famous soccer stadium, will become a temporary hospital to help fight coronavirus, state authorities said on Thursday.
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