Brazil reports 67,636 new coronavirus cases, 2,929 deaths in 24 hours (April 17)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil recorded 67,636 additional confirmed cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, along with 2,929 deaths from COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Saturday. Brazil has registered more than 13.9 million cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to...

Spain imposes quarantine for travelers from Brazil, Peru, Colombia and 9 African countries

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Spanish government extended on Saturday (17), until the beginning of May, the rule that requires all passengers from...

Analysis: Lula, Moro and Lava Jato, as Brazil’s Supreme Court enters the political thicket

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - On April 14, Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF), in plenary session, began hearing the appeals from the decision by Justice...

Guatemala blocks travel from Brazil, UK and South Africa in new Covid-19 measure

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Guatemala will restrict entry to visitors who have recently been to Brazil, the United Kingdom and South Africa in...

U.S. Senators urge Biden not to release money to Brazil without seeing progress

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The senators demanded that any support for the preservation of the Amazon be conditional on significant progress in reducing...

São Paulo announces transition phase; frees commercial businesses and religious activities

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Friday, April 16th, the São Paulo government announced the beginning of a new phase of the São Paulo...

J.P. Morgan cuts Brazil’s 2021 and 2022 GDP projections

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - J.P. Morgan revised downward its projections for the growth of the Brazilian Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from 3.2% to...
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São Paulo office market has worst occupancy rate in 13 years in Q1 2021

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With more companies being forced to postpone the return of work to corporate spaces, due to social isolation measures...

How Brazil’s Loft startup changed its business to become the 3rd largest unicorn in the country

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The recent US$425 million investment has placed Loft at the top of the list of the most valuable real...

Foreign flows help exchange rate and stock market in Brazil amid uncertainty

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The exchange rate and the stock market show resilience, despite internal uncertainties, sustained by the inflow of foreign funds. The...

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