Amanda Perobelli

Brazilians protest mandatory COVID-19 immunization, Chinese vaccine

02 Nov 2020

SAO PAULO More than 300 Brazilians gathered on São Paulo's main commercial thoroughfare on Sunday to protest state Governor João Doria's support for mandatory COVID-19 immunization and testing the potential vaccine developed by China's Sinovac .

Crowds of shoppers head to Brazil malls reopening in big cities at heart of pandemic

12 Jun 2020

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian shoppers lined up for hours and crowded into malls as they reopened on Thursday in the country's two largest cities, epicenter of a still surging coronavirus epidemic in the South American nation.

To celebrate mothers trapped in quarantine, Sao Paulo gets creative

11 May 2020

SAO PAULO 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 Vinicius de Moraes. | Video

Importado por los ricos, coronavirus ahora ataca a los pobres de Brasil

01 May 2020

RÍO DE JANEIRO/SÃO PAULO, 1 mayo Importado por la élite brasileña que vacacionó en Europa, el coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 ahora está devastando a los pobres del país más grande de América Latina, arrasando estrechos barrios donde la enfermedad es más difícil de controlar.

Imported by the rich, coronavirus now devastating Brazil's poor

01 May 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO Imported by the Brazilian elite vacationing in Europe, the new coronavirus is now ravaging the country's poor, ripping through tightly-packed neighbourhoods where the disease is harder to control.

Stalled supply chains, surging demand: coronavirus slams Brazil mask factory

04 Mar 2020

SAO PAULO The last time Miguel Luiz Gricheno had such sky-high demand for his Brazilian company's masks was in 2001, during the global scare over anthrax attacks, he recalled.

Brazil's cracked city leaves corporate heavyweights on the hook

02 Mar 2020

MACEIO, Brazil A sudden, violent tremor knocked José Rinaldo Januario to the floor of his kitchen one Saturday afternoon two years ago - a mystery given the Brazilian city of Maceio had little history of seismic activity.

Brazil's Carnival kicks off with political divisions front and center

22 Feb 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO Brazil's famed Carnival kicked off in earnest on Saturday, as millions of scantily-clad revelers poured into the streets, many of whom took the opportunity to parody or otherwise comment on the nation's deeply polarized politics.

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