U.S. pressured Brazil not to buy Sputnik V, Trump administration document shows

The information is contained in a report, in a section about 'fighting malicious influences in the Americas.'

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government announced on Saturday the purchase of 10 million doses of the Russian vaccine.

A US government report prepared during the Trump administration claims that the country persuaded Brazil not to buy the Sputnik V, the vaccine against the novel coronavirus developed by Russia.

The information is contained in a document from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) concerning actions taken in 2020.

The HHS is responsible for the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the country's health agency, and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), a regulatory body . . .

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