Covid-19 Killed the Last Juma Elder in the Amazon

The coronavirus and Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, are jeopardizing the survival of Indigenous peoples and the future of the next human generation.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indigenous-people, #juma-aruka-d-2021, #land-use-policies

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As Coronavirus and Economic Woes Ravage Brazil, Bolsonaro Improvises and Confounds

Critics see the recent behavior of Brazil’s president — polarizing in the best of times — as an unnerving sign of a flailing leader. His strategy, if there is one, is difficult to discern.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #disease-rates, #impeachment, #politics-and-government

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Brazil’s Armed Forces Chiefs Resign Abruptly Amid Cabinet Shake-Up

The sudden departure of the military leaders came a day after President Jair Bolsonaro fired his defense minister and reshaped his cabinet.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #politics-and-government

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A Collapse Foretold: How Brazil’s Covid-19 Outbreak Overwhelmed Hospitals

The virus has killed more than 300,000 people in Brazil, its spread aided by a highly contagious variant, political infighting and distrust of science.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hydroxychloroquine-drug, #rumors-and-misinformation, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Brazil Needs Vaccines. China Is Benefiting.

China is a major supplier of coronavirus vaccine, giving it enormous leverage in pandemic-ravaged nations. Brazil, recently hostile to the Chinese company Huawei, has suddenly changed its stance.

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Brazil’s Ex-President ‘Lula’ May Run for Office Again as Court Cases Are Tossed

A decision by a Supreme Court justice sets the stage for former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to run against President Jair Bolsonaro in next year’s presidential contest.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #da-silva-luiz-inacio-lula, #decisions-and-verdicts, #politics-and-government

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As Covid Deaths Soar in Brazil, Bolsonaro Hails an Untested Nasal Spray

Vaccines and critical-care beds are in short supply. Yet President Jair Bolsonaro is railing against social distancing and calling an experimental treatment from Israel “miraculous.”

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #tedros-adhanom-ghebreyesus, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

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Brazil’s Covid Crisis Is a Warning to the Whole World, Scientists Say

Brazil is seeing a record number of deaths, and the spread of a more contagious coronavirus virus variant that may cause reinfection.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #manaus-brazil, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

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Brazil Is Brilliant at Vaccinations. So What Went Wrong This Time?

It’s not hard to work out who to blame for the country’s disastrous vaccine rollout.

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Brazil Starts Vaccinations Amid Rise in Covid Cases and New Variants

The country has relatively few doses and is paying a price for its leader’s slow pursuit of vaccines early on. That lapse may hinder Brazil’s ability to fight worrisome variants.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doria-joao, #oxygen, #sinovac-biotech-ltd, #vaccination-and-immunization

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As Covid Cases Rise, Brazil’s Vaccine Plan Is Mired in Chaos

Political infighting, haphazard planning and a rising anti-vaccine movement have turned the country into a cautionary tale in the coronavirus era.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #sinovac-biotech-ltd, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Trump Lost. Bolsonaro Can’t Get Over It.

Brazil’s president is in denial.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #elections, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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A Brazilian Writer Saw a Tweet as Tame Satire. Then Came the Lawsuits.

The writer J.P. Cuenca calls it “Kafka in the tropics.” Evangelical pastors have filed at least 130 suits against him over a tweet, part of an increasingly common strategy against critics.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #cuenca-j-p, #deutsche-welle, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #ministers-protestant, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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As Brazil’s Covid Crisis Eases, Bolsonaro Sees Rising Popularity

President Jair Bolsonaro’s cavalier handling of the coronavirus pandemic drew outrage. But as the curve in Brazil has flattened, his political standing has strengthened.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #politics-and-government

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Biden Speaks to European Allies as Strongmen Stay Silent on U.S. Vote

The president-elect’s calls with four Western European leaders signaled a return to diplomatic normalcy and their support for his election win.

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Brazil Halts Trial of Chinese Coronavirus Vaccine, CoronaVac

The government offered little explanation as to why it had stopped testing a promising coronavirus shot; an institute involved in the trial said a participant’s death was unrelated to the vaccine.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #china, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #politics-and-government, #sinovac-biotech-ltd, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Does Trump’s Defeat Signal the Start of Populism’s Decline Globally?

Populist leaders may have lost their most prominent champion, but their economic, social and political grievances remain potent.

#alternative-for-germany, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #conspiracy-theories, #johnson-boris, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #orban-viktor, #presidential-election-of-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

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Does Trump’s Defeat Signal the Start of Populism’s Decline?

Populist leaders may have lost their most prominent champion, but their economic, social and political grievances remain potent.

#alternative-for-germany, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #conspiracy-theories, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #johnson-boris, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #orban-viktor, #presidential-election-of-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

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Bolsonaro’s Eldest Son, a Senator, Faces Graft Charges in Brazil

Flávio Bolsonaro has been under investigation on suspicion of running a kickback scheme that has embroiled several members of the family, including the first lady.

#bolsonaro-flavio, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #corruption-institutional, #money-laundering

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How Trump and Bolsonaro Broke Latin America’s Covid-19 Defenses

The two presidents drove out 10,000 Cuban doctors and nurses. They defunded the region’s leading health agency. They wrongly pushed hydroxychloroquine as a cure.

#amazon-river-basin, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuba, #ecuador, #epidemics, #florida, #foundation-for-human-rights-in-cuba, #guayaquil-ecuador, #humanitarian-aid, #hydroxychloroquine-drug, #mar-a-lago-palm-beach-fla, #medicine-and-health, #pan-american-health-organization, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Leaders Who Caught Virus: Boris Johnson, Jair Bolsonaro and Now Trump

Mr. Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, was hospitalized. Mr. Bolsonaro, Brazil’s president, appeared to have a mild case. Other top officials worldwide have also been infected.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hernandez-juan-orlando, #johnson-boris

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The Carnival Parade Is Canceled, and Rio Is Reeling

Wars, disease and political turmoil have never prevented Rio de Janeiro from putting on its famous carnival. Now, the pandemic has forced a suspension of the annual parade, at great cost to the city and its residents.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #carnival-pre-lenten, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crivella-marcelo, #disease-rates, #parades, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #rio-de-janeiro-brazil, #shutdowns-institutional

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Vivid Street Scenes From Salvador, Brazil

After living for nearly half a decade in the capital city of the Brazilian state of Bahia, a photographer offers an intimate look at a city where the act of celebration is indelibly ingrained.

#bahia-brazil, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #carnival-pre-lenten, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #politics-and-government, #salvador-brazil, #slavery-historical, #travel-and-vacations, #world-heritage-sites

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Protecting Brazil’s Uncontacted Tribes for 30 Years, Then Killed by an Arrow

Rieli Franciscato, an expert on the Amazon’s isolated tribes, had been frantically trying to keep safe a group that had ventured out of the forest. He was mistakenly perceived as a threat.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indigenous-people

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I Watched Months of Bolsonaro’s Broadcasts. It Was Wild.

After watching the president for so many days, I finally understood that happiness is a matter of choice.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #instagram-inc, #rio-de-janeiro-brazil, #youtube-com

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Brazil Pantanal Scorched by Fires

The blazes in Brazil, often intentionally set, have scorched a record-setting 10 percent of the Pantanal, one of the most biologically diverse habitats on the planet.

#agriculture-and-farming, #amazon-river-basin, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #drought, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #pantanal-brazil, #politics-and-government, #wetlands, #wildfires

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Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro Threatened by Graft Investigation

Brazilians are asking a question that could threaten President Jair Bolsonaro’s political future: Why did his wife and son receive payments from a man under investigation for corruption?

#bolsonaro-flavio, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #corruption-institutional

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Our President Got the Virus. I Barely Noticed.

I was too busy cooking and cleaning and caring for my daughter.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting

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Brazil’s Troll Army Moves Into the Streets

President Jair Bolsonaro and his allies have seeded online hatred against the institutions that defend democracy. Now the outrage is spilling beyond the internet.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corruption-institutional, #facebook-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation

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Under Pressure, Brazil’s Bolsonaro Forced to Fight Deforestation

After fending off international criticism on rainforest destruction, President Jair Bolsonaro caved to pressure and took steps to curb deforestation and forest fires.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #indigenous-people, #wildfires

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Latin America Is Facing a ‘Decline of Democracy’ Under the Pandemic

The coronavirus is battering Latin American health systems and economies. It is also threatening the region’s fragile political freedoms.

#anez-chavez-jeanine, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #caribbean-area, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #latin-america, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #maduro-nicolas, #ortega-daniel, #politics-and-government

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Leading Virus Skeptic, Says He’s No Longer Infected

President Jair M. Bolsonaro of Brazil said on social media that he had tested negative for the coronavirus, more than two weeks after confirming his infection. Then he went for a motorcycle ride.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov

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With Officials’ Backing, Dubious Virus Remedies Surge in Latin America

A chlorine solution, particularly popular in Bolivia, is just one of several unproven treatments gaining ground in a region desperate for hope.

#bolivia, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #chlorine-dioxide, #cleansers-detergents-and-soaps, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hydroxychloroquine-drug, #latin-america, #maduro-nicolas, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j

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Brazil Health Workers May Have Spread Coronavirus to Indigenous People

Many people assigned to care for the Indigenous have been infected, exposing remote communities to the virus. Health workers say they have been plagued by insufficient testing and protective gear.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #indigenous-people, #javari-valley-brazil, #roraima-brazil, #yanomami-indians

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Donald Trump Isn’t the Worst Covid President. Just Ask Brazilians.

Just ask Brazilians.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro Hails Hydroxychloroquine Even as He Fights Coronavirus

He is infected and has Covid-19 symptoms, but Brazil’s president still endorses hydroxychloroquine, an unproven treatment. He projects optimism amid a pandemic that kills over 1,000 Brazilians a day.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #hydroxychloroquine-drug

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President Bolsonaro of Brazil Tests Positive for Coronavirus

After months of denying the seriousness of the pandemic and brushing aside protective measures, Mr. Bolsonaro felt symptoms of Covid-19. More than 65,000 Brazilians have died of the virus.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings

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What Went Wrong in Brazil

Despite a history of success in public health crises, the country has one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #hydroxychloroquine-drug, #zika-virus

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Brazilian Ex-Minister Makes Quick Exit to U.S. as Inquiries Rattle Government

In a tumultuous week for President Jair Bolsonaro, his education minister resigned and landed in Miami under the cloud of a criminal investigation.

#bolsonaro-flavio, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov

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Are Nations Safer From the Coronavirus When Women Lead?

Rates of coronavirus deaths are far lower in many female-led countries.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #denmark, #emanuel-ezekiel-j, #finland, #johnson-boris, #khamenei-ali, #medicine-and-health, #quarantines, #states-us, #taiwan, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #women-and-girls

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Brazil President Embraces Unproven ‘Cure’ as Pandemic Surges

President Jair Bolsonaro hailed hydroxychloroquine as a godsend while he railed against quarantine measures and other best practices, undermining the country’s coronavirus response.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #chloroquine-drug, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #hydroxychloroquine-drug, #politics-and-government

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Brazil Coup: Threats Rattle Bolsonaro as Coronavirus Deaths Surge

As Brazil reels from its worst crisis in decades, President Bolsonaro and his allies are using the prospect of military intervention to protect his grip on power.

#bolsonaro-eduardo, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corruption-institutional, #defense-and-military-forces, #moro-sergio-1972, #politics-and-government

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Furious Backlash in Brazil After Ministry Withholds Coronavirus Data

President Jair Bolsonaro’s government stopped disclosing comprehensive data on coronavirus cases and deaths as cases continue to soar.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities

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Brazil Is in Coronavirus Free Fall

Hospitals are on the brink of collapse, cemeteries are burying people in mass graves, and still, we refuse to take this virus seriously.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities

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Amazon Deforestation Soars as Pandemic Hobbles Enforcement

A rise in illegal deforestation heightens the risk of fires in the Brazilian rainforest even more destructive than those that drew global outrage last year.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #forests-and-forestry, #politics-and-government, #wildfires

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Coronavirus Rips Into Regions Previously Spared

As the West settles into a grinding battle with the disease, the virus surges across the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and South Asia.

#africa, #bangladesh, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #cairo-egypt, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deaths-fatalities, #egypt, #hospitals, #latin-america, #middle-east, #putin-vladimir-v, #quarantines, #ramaphosa-cyril, #russia, #sisi-abdel-fattah-el, #south-africa, #south-america, #south-asia

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Bolsonaro Is Bizarre. But He Knows What He’s Doing.

Brazil’s president doesn’t need to centralize power to get his way.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #politics-and-government

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Where the Virus Is Growing Most: Countries With ‘Illiberal Populist’ Leaders

Brazil, Russia, Britain and the U.S. have something in common.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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In Brazil, a President Under Fire Lashes Out at Investigators

President Jair Bolsonaro and his allies have taken an increasingly belligerent stance toward the array of criminal and legislative investigations engulfing his office.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #rumors-and-misinformation

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The Amazon Will Soon Burn Again

The rainforest and its Indigenous groups face existential threats, while criminals act as if they have license to plunder.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #forests-and-forestry, #wildfires

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