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UPDATE 2-Brazilian state Espirito Santo to sell gas distributor via Sao Paulo exchange

26 Nov 2020

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 25 Brazilian state Espirito Santo plans to relinquish control of its gas distribution company by selling 25% of the company's stock in an operation managed by the Sao Paulo stock exchange, officials told Reuters on Wednesday.

WHO says stay at home, limit holiday season events midst COVID-19 surge

25 Nov 2020

BRASILIA The World Health Organization's regional branch for the Americas recommended postponing or reducing mass gatherings during the approaching holiday season as cases surge again in many countries.

WHO says vaccinating 20% of Latin America and Caribbean to cost more than $2 billion

18 Nov 2020

BRASILIA Vaccinating 20% of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean against COVID-19 will cost more than $2 billion but low income countries will be helped by the COVAX Facility led by the World Health Organization, its regional branch said on Wednesday.

Brazil to receive China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, eyes Pfizer candidate

18 Nov 2020

BRASILIA Brazil's Sao Paulo state is set to begin importing the first of 46 million doses of China's Sinovac vaccine against COVID-19 this week, while the federal government takes a more cautious approach with a vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc.

Candidates backed by Brazil's Bolsonaro sink in local elections

16 Nov 2020

BRASILIA Shaken by the world's second deadliest coronavirus outbreak and a deep economic crisis, Brazilians voted on Sunday for experienced politicians from traditional parties in local elections, a move that may damage reelection hopes for President Jair Bolsonaro.

Brazil says Chinese vaccine trial can resume after suspension

12 Nov 2020

BRASILIA Brazil health regulator Anvisa on Wednesday allowed resumption of late-stage Brazilian clinical trials for China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, which had been suspended due to a study subject's death that was registered in Sao Paulo as a suicide.

Brazil backs U.S. Clean Network proposal for transparent 5G technology

11 Nov 2020

BRASILIA Brazil's government on Tuesday backed the United States' Clean Network proposal to build a global digital alliance that excludes technology that Washington sees as manipulated by China's Communist government.

Leaders of Latin America's biggest countries hold off on congratulating Biden

10 Nov 2020

BRASILIA/MEXICO CITY The presidents of Latin America's two largest countries have held back from congratulating Joe Biden for winning the U.S. presidential election, even as other leaders of allied countries around the globe sent their best wishes.

Leaders of Latin America's biggest countries hold off on congratulating Biden

10 Nov 2020

BRASILIA/MEXICO CITY The presidents of Latin America's two largest countries have held back from congratulating Joe Biden for winning the U.S. presidential election, even as other leaders of allied countries around the globe sent their best wishes.

Russia makes preliminary submission of COVID-19 vaccine to Brazil regulators

30 Oct 2020

MOSCOW/BRASILIA The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which is backing the development and roll-out of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, said on Friday it had completed the pre-submission of preliminary documents to Brazil's health regulator.

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