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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In Brazil, 1 in every 5 hospitalized patients with coronavirus complications died with no access to an ICU bed since the start of the pandemic, between March 2020 and mid-February this year. The calculation was...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The São Paulo state Health Secretary says that the state is unable to open beds as fast as Covid-19 transmission causes need for them. The government maintains all municipalities in the red phase and...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Northeast Consortium, a group of governors from Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Paraíba, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte and Sergipe, urged Minister of Health Eduardo Pazuello to suspend immediately all flights to or from...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Authorities in Brazil are still trying to piece together what exactly happened in the rural area of Viana, in the Northeastern state of Maranhão on Sunday, as members of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The interim Chamber of Deputies president in Brazil, Waldir Maranhão, decided during the early hours of Tuesday morning to revoke the decision he made Monday morning which could have led...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Both leaders and members of Maranhão state crime gangs jailed at Pedrinhas Penitentiary in the capital of São Luís will be transferred to federal prisons over the next few...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One man has been arrested and two additional suspects remain at large following the dismemberment of a referee in an amateur football (soccer) match-turned deadly in the northern Brazilian state...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A logistics project worth US$4.1 billion has been stopped in its tracks, as the world’s largest iron ore producer, Vale, was forced to suspend work on the extension of the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Campaigning political reporter and blogger Décio Sá was killed last week by a gunman in Maranhão state in Brazil’s north-east. Mr. Sá, who worked for O Estado do Maranhão...

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