Thursday, October 21, 2021


Brazil leader accused of ‘crimes against humanity’ at ICC

The complaint accuses Jair Bolsonaro of waging a widespread campaign resulting in the murder of environmental defenders and of endangering the global population through emissions caused by deforestation.

Pfizer study to vaccinate entire Brazilian town against Covid-19

Pfizer says the purpose is to study transmission of the coronavirus in a 'real-life scenario' after the population has been vaccinated.

Whistleblowers’ lawyer tells Brazil senate of unproven drug tests, hidden Covid deaths at hospital chain

At least nine people died of Covid-19 during the trials at the Prevent Senior hospital chain from March to April 2020, but their charts were altered to hide the cause of death, lawyer tells a senate inquiry.

Brazil regulator says teen’s death unrelated to Pfizer shot

It says the 16-year-old had a prior blood clot condition not related to the vaccine.

Brazil’s health minister tests positive for Covid-19 at UN gathering

He will remain in the US for a period of isolation, even though the rest of the delegation has returned to Brazil.

Brazil’s vaccine-sceptic president gets pass at UN but not New York restaurants

Jair Bolsonaro ate pizza on the sidewalk on his first night in New York for the United Nations General Assembly.

Brazil reports over 150,000 virus cases in one day amid Rio backlog

Some 92,614 cases occurred in Rio de Janeiro in recent months, but only entered into the official count in the last 24 hours, the health ministry says.

Brazil minister seeks halt to teen jabs after death, health agency says no concrete link

The health minister says healthy adolescents who have already taken one shot should not take a second.

Brazil bank robbers strap hostages to cars during deadly raid

Using explosives, drones and heavy weapons, the assailants took over downtown streets in the southeastern city of Aracatuba.

Indonesia tops Brazil for world’s most daily Covid deaths

Indonesia is now considered the new epicentre of the pandemic in Asia, having overtaken India.

Virus cluster at Japan hotel hosting Brazilian Olympians

None of the infected individuals came in contact with the athletes, health and sports officials say.

Brazil’s president hospitalised with chronic hiccups

Bolsonaro's son says he had had trouble speaking, but that if surgery were needed it should not be a serious procedure.

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