Monthly Archives: April 2020

Brazil’s Unemployment Jumps to 12.2 Percent; Official Warns it Could Double

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Reuters) Brazil’s unemployment rate rose to 12.2 percent in the three months through March, statistics agency IBGE said on...

ICL Projection: Brazil Has World’s Highest Rate of Coronavirus Contagion

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil has the highest number of Covid-19 infections among 48 countries analyzed by the Imperial College of London (ICL). The...

Argentine Government Extends Quarantine, Adopts New Assistance Packages

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Argentine government under center-left president Alberto Fernández has approved further aid packages one month after the start of...

True Number of Covid-19 Cases in Brazil May Be 26 Times More than Reported,...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The mortality rate of Covid-19 may be lower than current estimates or even those published in early studies of...

Use of Masks in São Paulo’s Subway, Trains, and Buses Will Be Compulsory

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The governor of São Paulo, João Doria, announced on Wednesday, April 29th, that as of May 4th, the use of...

Brazil’s New Health Minister Acknowledges Worsening Situation

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Nelson Teich, the Minister of Health, said at a media conference in Brasília that the increase in cases is...

Brazil May Have 2,500 Unreported Covid-19 Deaths

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, April 28th, Brazil reached the mark of 5,017 deaths by Covid-19 and, as a result, joined the...

Supreme Court Suspends Alexandre Ramagem’s Appointment as Federal Police Chief

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Alexandre de Moraes, a Justice of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), on Wednesday suspended the appointment of Alexandre Ramagem,...

Bolsonaro Allies Pressure Regina Duarte to Resign from Special Cultural Secretariat

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last week, with the backing of Jair Bolsonaro, the President's allies began to pressure Regina Duarte to resign from...



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