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Bolsonaro dismisses being labeled 'genocidal' as daily COVID-19 deaths in Brazil top 4,000

President Jair Bolsonaro seen in Brasilia on May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado Bolsonaro sarcastically said people think he's "genocidal" due to Brazil's COVID-19 death toll. Brazil recorded over 4,000 COVID-19 deaths within a 24-hour period for the first time on Tuesday. The Brazilian president has repeatedly pushed against pandemic restrictions. See more stories on Insider's business page. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday continued to downplay the COVID-19 pa...
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Brazil Economy to Feel Pandemic Hit Into May: Cenbank Chief

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping Brazil will dent economic activity in March, April and even into May,...
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Brazil Names New Military Chiefs Amid Tensions With Bolsonaro

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Defense Ministry on Wednesday named new commanders of its armed forces, a day after the previous three chiefs were...
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Brazil to Replace Armed Forces Chiefs After Bolsonaro Fires Defense Minister

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The three commanders of Brazil's armed forces will be replaced, the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday, a day after President...
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Brazil's Health Minister Sees Chance to Receive U.S. Vaccines

BRASÍLIA (Reuters) - Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga said on Monday there is a possibility of an exchange with the United States...
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Brazil Foreign Minister Submits Resignation, Source Says

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo has tendered his resignation, a government source told Reuters on Monday.The source...
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Brazil Suspends Deadline to Analyze Request for Emergency Use of Sputnik V Vaccine

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's health regulator Anvisa said on Sunday that it has suspended the deadline for analyzing a request for the emergency...
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Brazil March Industrial Confidence at Seven-Month Low, Hammered by COVID

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian industrial confidence fell in March for a third month to its lowest since last August, a survey showed on Friday, as...
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Brazil Foreign Policy Must Improve Amid Pandemic, Says Senate President

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's foreign policy must improve to support the country's COVID-19 response, Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco said on...
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Brazil's Central Bank Trims 2021 GDP Growth Forecast to 3.6% From 3.8%

(Corrects second paragraph to say $2 billion surplus, not deficit)BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's central bank trimmed its economic growth outlook...
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Brazil's COVID-19 Death Toll Passes 300,000, Health Ministry Says

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's death toll from COVID-19 passed the 300,000 mark on Wednesday, according to the Health Ministry.The South American...
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New Health Minister Says Brazil to Ramp up Vaccination to 1 Million Doses Per Day

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's new health minister, Marcelo Queiroga, said on Wednesday that the government wants to ramp up vaccinations to 1...
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Brazil Could Approve Russian Coronavirus Vaccine in Days, Says Pharmaceutical Firm

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Brazilian pharmaceutical company that plans to produce Russia's coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V said on Tuesday it expects...
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Brazil Supreme Court Finds Lula Graft Probes Not Impartial After Judge Reverses

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Supreme Court justice on Tuesday ruled that former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had not been treated...
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COVID-19 Surging Dangerously in Brazil, WHO Americas Branch Warns

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The coronavirus is surging "dangerously" across Brazil, the World Health Organization's (WHO) regional director for the...
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Brazil Consumer Confidence Plunges in March, Third Biggest Fall on Record

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Consumer confidence in Brazil plunged to a 10-month low in March, a survey indicated on Tuesday, hit by the deadly second wave...
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Brazil's 2021, 2022 Interest Rate Outlooks Shoot Higher After Cenbank Move: Survey

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's interest rate outlook for this year and next shot up by half a percentage point, a central bank survey of economists...
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Brazil in Talks With United States for Excess COVID-19 Vaccines, Foreign Ministry Says

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's government has been in talks since March 13 about potentially importing excess COVID-19 vaccines from the United...
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Bolsonaro uses Brazil's dictatorship-era law as protesters depict him as a Nazi

National security law dating from military rule has been used to detain or investigate critics of Brazil’s presidentProtesters against Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, have defied police in the capital after the latest round of arrests of the leader’s critics under a dictatorship-era national security law.Four demonstrators were detained in Brasilia on Thursday after calling Bolsonaro “genocidal” for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and displaying a cartoon depicting the president as ...
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Brazilians Think COVID-19 Outbreak Out of Control, Most Fear Infection: Poll

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Almost eight out of 10 Brazilians think the COVID-19 pandemic is out of control in their country and more than half are "very...
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Brazil March Industrial Confidence Lowest Since August: FGV

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian industrial confidence fell in March for a third month to its lowest since last August, a survey showed on Friday, as...
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Brazil's Bolsonaro Says Health Minister Swap Takes Effect on Friday

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that the replacement of his health minister will take effect on...
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Brazilian Government Expects COVID Relief Payments to Reach 45.6 Million Families

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Brazilian government expects COVID relief payments to reach 45.6 million families, the presidential press office said in a...
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Brazil's Bolsonaro Pulls Military Pick for Health Regulator Post, Bolstering Pandemic Response

BRASÍLIA (Reuters) - President Jair Bolsonaro has withdrawn his pick of a retired military man for the board of Brazil's federal health regulator...
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Brazil's Bolsonaro Says Arrest of Former Bolivian President Is Unreasonable

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday that the arrest of former interim Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez over the...
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Bolsonaro Readies Health Minister Swap as Brazil's Outbreak Worsens

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello confirmed on Monday that President Jair Bolsonaro is weighing candidates to replace...
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Brazil Signs Pfizer Deal for 100 Million Vaccine Doses: Source

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil has signed a deal with Pfizer Inc to purchase 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, a person with direct knowledge...
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Brazil Economy Its Largest Since 2015, Central Bank Activity Index Shows

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian economic activity rose sharply in January, a central bank index showed on Monday, indicating that Latin America's...
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Brazil's 2021 Inflation Outlook Surges to 4.6%, Well Beyond Central Bank Target: Survey

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's expected inflation for 2021 shot up to a new high of 4.6%, a central bank survey of economists published on Monday...
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Brazil striker Gabigol arrested in clandestine casino: authorities

Brasília (AFP) – Brazilian striker Gabriel “Gabigol” Barbosa was arrested early Sunday with some 200 other people at a clandestine Sao Paulo casino found to be flouting coronavirus distancing rules, state authorities said. Health inspectors... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
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