Gabriel Stargardter

Brazilian politician, in a coma on ventilator due to COVID-19, elected mayor

30 Nov 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Maguito Vilela was elected mayor of the Brazilian city of Goiânia on Sunday, but he has yet to find out. That's because he has spent much of the last month in an induced coma, breathing via a ventilator because of a severe COVID-19 infection.

Special Report: Bolsonaro bets 'miraculous cure' for COVID-19 can save Brazil - and his life

09 Jul 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has gone all in on hydroxychloroquine to help his coronavirus-ravaged country beat COVID-19. He has pushed his government to make the malaria drug widely available and encouraged Brazilians to take it, both to prevent the disease and to treat it.

Brazil records nearly 50,000 coronavirus deaths as crisis deepens

21 Jun 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Nearly 50,000 people have died from the coronavirus in Brazil, the world No. 2 hotspot, with 1,022 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.

Brazil passes 1 million coronavirus cases with no end in sight

20 Jun 2020

RIO 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 and worsening economic outlook.

Special Report: Bolsonaro brought in his generals to fight coronavirus. Brazil is losing the battle

26 May 2020

SÃO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO In mid-March, Brazil took what seemed to be a forceful early strike against the coronavirus pandemic.

In video, Bolsonaro says wanted cops replaced to stop family being 'screwed'

23 May 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he was unwilling to see his family get "screwed" because of his inability to change law enforcement officials, according to a video released on Friday set to deepen the political crisis surrounding him.

Latin America wrestles with reopening as coronavirus peak looms

30 Apr 2020

By Gabriel Stargardter, Pedro Fonseca and Natalia A. Ramos Miranda

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