Bolsonaro’s Ban on Removing Social Media Posts Is Overturned in Brazil

President Jair Bolsonaro had issued rules forbidding social networks from removing many posts that the sites considered misinformation. On Tuesday, Brazil’s Senate and top court killed the policy.

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After Brazil’s Independence Day, It’s Clear What Bolsonaro Wants

His totalitarian aims are now unmistakable.

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Bolsonaro Bans Social Networks From Removing Some Posts

The new rules in Brazil appear to be the first national policy that restricts how tech companies can control their sites, analysts say.

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Large Pro-Bolsonaro Protests in Brazil Rattle Weary Nation

Critics see in the rhetoric of the leader, who is seeing declining poll numbers and mounting legal challenges, a parallel to former President Donald J. Trump’s.

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Covid Ravaged South America. Then Came a Sharp Drop in Infections.

South America was the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic early this year. Experts are trying to find out why new infections and deaths are falling so fast.

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Brazil Vaccine Scandal Imperils Bolsonaro as Protests Spread

Brazilians were angry over how slowly their government moved to acquire coronavirus vaccines. Now they’re incensed over a corruption scandal involving vaccine deals.

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Half a Million Covid Dead in Brazil, and Counting

With 2.7 percent of the world’s population, Brazil has suffered 13 percent of the Covid-19 fatalities, and the pandemic there is not abating.

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As Coronavirus Toll Grows, Brazil’s Political Divisions Spill Onto the Streets

Opponents of President Jair Bolsonaro have mounted the largest protests since the beginning of the pandemic, suggesting new volatility before next year’s elections.

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Brazil’s Covid Inquiry Reveals Bolsonaro’s Mismanagement

Brazil’s president, it turns out, had a plan all along.

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Brazil’s Bid to Outsource Amazon Conservation Finds Few Takers

Brazil is seeking to share the cost and burden of protecting the rain forest with the private sector. But it has found few firms willing to help.

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Bolsonaro Seeks International Funding for Amazon Protection

The Biden era has prompted Brazil to take steps to repair its record as an environmental scoundrel — for which it’s seeking billions of dollars from the international community.

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Ravaged by Covid, Brazil Faces a Hunger Epidemic

Tens of millions of Brazilians are facing hunger or food insecurity as the country’s Covid-19 crisis drags on, killing thousands of people every day.

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My Daughter and I Are Trapped in Brazil’s Tragedy

We spend our days watching ambulances, as Covid-19 rips through the country.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Trump Lost. Bolsonaro Can’t Get Over It.

Brazil’s president is in denial.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Our President Got the Virus. I Barely Noticed.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Just ask Brazilians.

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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.

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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.

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