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Brazilian commission votes in favor of recommending criminal charges against Bolsonaro

Brazilian commission votes in favor of recommending criminal charges against Bolsonaro

Sao Paulo (CNN)A investigating the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has called for criminal charges against President Jair Bolsonaro.Seven of the commission's eleven senators voted to support the recommendations of into the crisis, which condemned the populist leader's actions.The document calls for charges against two companies and 78 individuals, including Bolsonaro, over the pandemic's enormous toll on the country. More than 605,000 people have died of Covid-19 in Brazil -- the second-highest number of deaths in the world after the United States.The report alleges that...

Oct 26
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Brazil asks women 'if possible' to delay pregnancy over Covid variants

Brazil asks women 'if possible' to delay pregnancy over Covid variants

São Paulo (CNN)has warned women to postpone pregnancy until the worst of the coronavirus pandemic has passed, saying that the in Brazil have been more aggressive in pregnant women."If possible, (the women should) postpone the pregnancy a bit to a better time so that (they) can have a more peaceful pregnancy," Secretary of Primary Health Care of the Brazilian health ministry Raphael Camara said Friday. "We cannot say this to those who are 42, 43 years old, of course, but for a young woman who can, the best thing is to wait for a little," he said during a press conference.Brazil is second...

Apr 16
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Deaths outpace births in some Brazilian cities, as Covid-19 resurges

Deaths outpace births in some Brazilian cities, as Covid-19 resurges

(CNN)For the sixth month in a row, the city of Rio de Janeiro has seen more deaths than births -- a devastating indicator of the nation's .Brazil's second most populous city, Rio de Janeiro registered in March -- 16% more than the month's 32,060 new births, according to the national Civil Register. It wasn't alone; at least 10 other Brazilian cities with populations over half a million people also registered more deaths than births last month. Cities across the country have been hit hard by a recent surge in , fueled in part by believed to be extra contagious, as well as some Brazilians'...

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Deaths outpace births in some Brazilian cities, as Covid-19 resurges

Deaths outpace births in some Brazilian cities, as Covid-19 resurges

(CNN)For the sixth month in a row, the city of Rio de Janeiro has seen more deaths than births -- a devastating indicator of the nation's .Brazil's second most populous city, Rio de Janeiro registered in March -- 16% more than the month's 32,060 new births, according to the national Civil Register. It wasn't alone; at least 10 other Brazilian cities with populations over half a million people also registered more deaths than births last month. Cities across the country have been hit hard by a recent surge in , fueled in part by believed to be extra contagious, as well as some Brazilians'...

Apr 13
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro replaces six ministers as Covid crisis balloons

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro replaces six ministers as Covid crisis balloons

Sao Paulo (CNN) replaced six of his ministers on Monday, in a reshuffle that appears designed to secure greater loyalty .Resignation letters were released by now ex-ministers throughout the day, with Former Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva releasing a statement saying he had "preserved the Armed Forces as a State institution." He will be replaced by Army General Braga Netto, the former Government Minister.Former Attorney General Andre Levi, who refused to sign Bolsonaro's lawsuit to lift three state governors' lockdown orders, also published a letter of resignation. He will be...

Mar 29
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Brazilian town says drug shortages could force Covid-19 patients off ventilators

Brazilian town says drug shortages could force Covid-19 patients off ventilators

(CNN)As supplies run low one coastal town says it may be forced to take patients off their ventilators due to shortages in the medicines used for intubation.Coronavirus cases are surging in Brazil, and the country's health systems . In nearly every state across Brazil, occupancy rates in intensive care units (ICUs) are at or above 80%. Some of them are at or above 90%, and a few have have exceeded 100% occupancy, forcing them to turn some patients away. State governors, city mayors and local medical personnel now say they are running out of supplies to treat even the Covid-19 patients who...

Mar 15
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Brazil's Covid-19 resurgence is pushing hospitals to overflowing

Brazil's Covid-19 resurgence is pushing hospitals to overflowing

São Paulo (CNN)Brazil is pulling ahead in the race that no one wants to win.Over the past month, the South American nation has blown past a series of grisly milestones, repeatedly setting new records for most Covid-19 deaths per day. In the past week, it set another record: according to Johns Hopkins University figures -- signs of a viral spread , the only country in the world harder hit by the pandemic in On the outskirts of São Paulo, is turning things upside down for the small Dr. Akira Tada Emergency Hospital. In normal times, doctors there would stabilize critically ill patients and...

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Brazil's Covid-19 resurgence is pushing hospitals to overflowing

Brazil's Covid-19 resurgence is pushing hospitals to overflowing

São Paulo (CNN)Brazil is pulling ahead in the race that no one wants to win.Over the past month, the South American nation has blown past a series of grisly milestones, repeatedly setting new records for most Covid-19 deaths per day. In the past week, it set another record: according to Johns Hopkins University figures -- signs of a viral spread , the only country in the world harder hit by the pandemic in On the outskirts of São Paulo, is turning things upside down for the small Dr. Akira Tada Emergency Hospital. In normal times, doctors there would stabilize critically ill patients and...

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Brazil's Bolsonaro says he has 'mold' in his lungs as his wife tests positive for Covid-19

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he has 'mold' in his lungs as his wife tests positive for Covid-19

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.Sao Paulo, Brazil (CNN)Brazil's President said on Thursday he felt weak and might have "mold in the lung" having spent weeks in isolation after catching In his first Facebook live video since recovering from Covid-19, Bolsonaro said: "I've just taken a blood exam. I was a bit weak yesterday. They have also found a bit of an infection. I'm taking antibiotics now. It must have been those 20 days inside the house, we catch other things. I've caught mold, mold in my lungs. It must be that."The President...

July 29, 2020
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Brazilian press group will sue Bolsonaro for taking off his mask

Brazilian press group will sue Bolsonaro for taking off his mask

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)The Brazilian Press Association has said it will file a lawsuit in Brazil's Supreme Court against President Jair Bolsonaro over possibly exposing members of the media to Covid-19, according to a statement from the association on Tuesday.The association, known as ABI, alleged Bolsonaro did not respect the health safety distance from reporters, and took off his mask at Tuesday's televised press conference in the capital Brasília, where hethat he had tested positive for Covid-19.ABI's statement...

July 8, 2020
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