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Shortage of intubation drugs threatens Brazil health sector

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Reports are emerging of Brazilian health workers forced to intubate patients without the aid of sedatives, after weeks of warnings that hospitals and state governments risked run...

Brazil's virus outlook darkens amid vaccine supply snags

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — April is shaping up to be Brazil’s darkest month yet in the pandemic, with hospitals struggling with a crush of patients, deaths on track for record highs and few signs of a repr...

'Lula' convictions dismissed; could run again in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — A top judge has thrown out both corruption convictions of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, opening the way for a possible battle against conservative incumbent Ja...

Danger or delight? Uphill battle for Brazil's huge jackfruit

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — On the morning of Feb. 10, a cyclist chugged his way up the curves of Rio de Janeiro’s most popular sport cycling road. A familiar scent wafted in the air. It ...

Brazil team probing possible COVID-19 deaths among Yanomami

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian agency that provides health care for the Indigenous has sent a team to the Yanomami people's territory in the remote Amazon rainforest to investigate a report that ...

Top Brazil court authorizes investigation of health minister

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian Supreme Court justice on Monday authorized an investigation of Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello to determine whether he is criminally responsible for the COVID-19 cri...

Brazil awaits vaccine cargo from India amid supply concerns

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's government is eagerly awaiting the Friday arrival of 2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine from India, while experts warn the precious cargo will do little to shore up ...

Brazil announces incoming vaccine cargo amid supply concerns

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s health ministry announced Thursday that a shipment of 2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine is coming from India, a report coming as public health experts sound the ala...

Amazon city scrambles to provide oxygen to COVID-19 patients

SAO PAULO (AP) — Hospital staff and relatives of COVID-19 patients rushed to provide facilities with oxygen tanks just flown into the Amazon rainforest's biggest city as doctors chose which patients w...

Oxygen shortage in Amazon city forces mass patient transfer

SAO PAULO (AP) — Scores of COVID-19 patients in the Amazon rainforest's biggest city will be transferred out of state as the local health system collapses and dwindling stocks of oxygen tanks mean Bra...

Brazilian city in Amazon declares virus state of emergency

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian city of Manaus in the heart of the Amazon has declared a 180-day state of emergency due to a surge of new cases of coronavirus, according to a statement. ...

A pandemic atlas: Brazil's leader scoffs, and toll rises

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The story of COVID-19 in Brazil is the story of a president who insists the pandemic is no big deal. Jair Bolsonaro condemned the idea of coronavirus quarantine...

Swift backlash for Brazil students targeting misinformation

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Before dawn on Dec. 1, Leonardo de Carvalho Leal prepared to leave his family behind in the Brazilian city of Ponta Grossa, in Parana state. His mother overwhelmed him with goodb...

Swift backlash for Brazil students targeting misinformation

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Before dawn on Dec. 1, Leonardo de Carvalho Leal prepared to leave his family behind in the Brazilian city of Ponta Grossa, in Parana state. His mother overwhelmed him with goodb...

Most populous Brazil state aims to start vaccination Jan. 25

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The governor of Brazil's Sao Paulo state said on Monday that vaccination against the coronavirus is slated to begin on Jan. 25. “We're not turning our backs on ...