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WHO warns that 1st wave of pandemic not over; dampens hopes

By ELAINE KURTENBACH and MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS BANGKOK  — As Brazil and India struggle with surging coronavirus cases, a top health expert is warning that the world is still smack in the middle of the pandemic, dampening hopes for a speedy global economic rebound and renewed international travel. “Right now, we’re not in the second wave. We’re right in the middle of the first wave globally,” said Dr. Mike Ryan, the World Health Organization’s executive director. “We’re still very much in a phase ...
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Brazil police raid Rio governor's residences amid COVID-19 probe

Brazilian federal police on Tuesday raided the residences of Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel as part of a COVID-19 corruption probe, targeting one of President Jair Bolsonaro's political foes as the pandemic sweeps the nation. Two sources and a statement from the federal police said the search warrants were part of an investigation into alleged corruption involving the use of public money destined to fight the coronavirus pandemic in Rio de Janeiro state.
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Renuncia la cabeza detrás de la estrategia contra la pandemia en Brasil

Río de Janeiro, 24 (EFE).- El Secretario de Vigilancia del ministerio de Salud, Wanderson Oliveira, considerado como la cabeza que formuló la política de combate a la pandemia del coronavirus en Brasil, dejará la cartera a partir de este lunes, confirmaron fuentes oficiales.
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Brasil pasa de los 360.000 casos por la pandemia y los muertos suman 22.666

Río de Janeiro, 24 may (EFE).- Brasil, el segundo país del mundo con más casos confirmados de COVID-19, alcanzó este domingo los 363.211 contagios al registrar 15.813 nuevas infecciones en las últimas 24 horas, según el último balance divulgado por el Ministerio de Salud.
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Corpse lay on the street in coronavirus-racked Rio for 30 hours

Valnir da Silva died on the streets of a poor Rio de Janeiro neighborhood on Saturday. Although they may never be sure, they suspect the 62-year-old was an uncounted victim of the coronavirus outbreak tearing through Rio's marginalized communities and stretching public services past their limits. Ricardo Moraes, a Reuters photojournalist in Rio, was covering a police operation early on Sunday when he heard reports about the corpse in the nearby favela of Arara.
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'If I don't have sex I'll die of hunger': Covid-19 crisis for Rio's trans sex workers

Brazil is one of the world’s most dangerous countries for transgender people. For trans sex workers, the pandemic has intensified the risk All photographs by Ian CheibubSocial distancing is keeping people off the streets of central Rio de Janeiro. And that has created serious challenges for its trans sex workers, who have seen their clientele, and their income, melt away.“You can see what it’s like: empty streets, shops closed, the fallen economy ” says Elba Tavares, 44, from Paraíba state in no...
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Coronavirus live news: crisis will push 60m into poverty, says World Bank chief

Canada-US border to remain closed; Barcelona beaches to reopen as Spain death toll below 100 for third consecutive dayTrump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine despite FDA warningsChina puts city of Shulan under Wuhan-style lockdown after fresh casesUK coronavirus updates - liveUS coronavirus updates - live Coronavirus latest: at a glance 6.18pm BST Twenty-eight more people have died from Covid-19 in Turkey, while 1,022 more have tested positive for the coronavirus, continuing a downward tra...
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Global report: Covid-19 grips world despite lockdown easing in Europe

Cases growing in Brazil, South Africa and India as Spain begins to open beaches and restaurant terracesBrazil overtakes UK as country with third-highest casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus pandemic continued to grip much of the world on Tuesday, as cases grew from India to South Africa and Brazil overtook the UK to become the country with the third-highest number of confirmed infections. The US, Russia and Brazil now top the international table for co...
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Coronavirus still grips world despite lockdown easing in Europe

Cases growing in Brazil, South Africa and India as Spain begins to open beaches and restaurant terracesBrazil overtakes UK as country with third-highest casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus pandemic continued to grip much of the world on Tuesday, as cases grew from India to South Africa and Brazil overtook the UK to become the country with US, Russia and Brazil now to...
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'Instead of doctors, they send police to kill us': locked-down Rio faces deadly raids

Covid-19 quarantine has not stopped police from storming favelas, with 13 killed in the latest operationMaria Diva do Nascimento was worried as she set off for her job at one of Rio de Janeiro’s biggest hospitals wearing a face mask she hoped would keep her alive.It had been two days since she had heard from her son Allyson, a 20-year-old drug trafficker whose job made social isolation impossible. Continue reading...
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'Hubs of infection': how Covid-19 spread through Latin America's markets

Authorities have struggled to enforce social distancing at the trading centres. At one Lima market, 79% of vendors had coronavirus * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverageFour out of five merchants at a major fruit market in Peru have tested positive for coronavirus, revealing shocking levels of infection – and prompting fears that Latin America’s traditional trading centres may have helped spread Covid-19 across the region.Seventy-nine per cent of stall-holders in Lim...
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European Governments Promise More Economic Relief From Coronavirus

ROME (AP) — European governments promised more relief to their citizens on Thursday as a top U.S. immunologist prepared to tell Congress that America faces its “darkest winter in modern history” unless leaders act decisively to prevent a rebound of the coronavirus. France’s government announced an 18-billion-euro ($19.4 billion) plan to support restaurants, hotels and other tourist facilities which have been closed since mid-March amid the coronavirus crisis. Prime minister Edouard Philippe p...
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Bolsonaro orders gyms and hair salons to reopen despite Brazil becoming 'global epicentre' of virus

Brazil witnessed another record breaking daily death toll from coronavirus as it cemented its place as an emerging global epicentre for the disease. The official toll of 881 deaths was second only to the US, while its total of 177,589 cases surpassed Germany and came within touching distance of France. The total death toll now stands at 12,400, the sixth worst in the world, but experts say the real figure is far higher due to lack of testing and poor record keeping. The rising numbers came as ha...
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Brazil's Bolsonaro says he may release tape in police probe

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said he is considering releasing a video that sources say shows him explaining that he needs a friendly police chief in Rio de Janeiro to shield his family from investigations. Domestically, he is dealing with a more typical political crisis set off by the resignation last month of his former justice minister, Sergio Moro, who accused Bolsonaro of improper meddling in law enforcement. The video is a recording of a cabinet meeting on April 22 in wh...
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Brazil's Bolsonaro denies shielding family from inquiries

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday denied that he attempted during a videotaped Cabinet meeting last month to shield his relatives and friends from federal police investigations. Hours before Bolsonaro issued the denial, the two-hour video of the meeting was reviewed by prosecutors, police investigators, lawyers and government officials. The existence of the video emerged after former Justice Minister Sérgio Moro last month accused Bolsonaro of seeking to interfere with Brazilian fe...
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On tape, Bolsonaro cites protecting his family in push to swap top Rio cop: source

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said in an April cabinet meeting that he needed to change Rio de Janeiro's chief of the federal police to protect family members under investigation, a person with knowledge of a video of the meeting told Reuters. The video was shown on Tuesday to investigators looking into accusations by former Justice Minister Sergio Moro, who resigned two days after the cabinet meeting, alleging Bolsonaro was trying to interfere in law enforcement for personal motives. The...
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SPECIAL REPORT: Families detail Maggie Haney’s abuse of young gymnasts

It was a few weeks before the U.S. Championships and Maggie Haney, a U.S. Olympic and national team coach, wanted a gymnast to add a new trick to her uneven bars routine. The gymnast balked. She had not attempted the skill for months. She was afraid and exhausted. But Haney demanded the gymnast do the skill. The gymnast continued to hesitate. Haney began ridiculing the girl in front of other gymnasts, according to the girl’s mother. Victoria Levine, Haney’s assistant at MG Elite, a New Jersey gy...
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Brazil's Bolsonaro accused of meddling in Rio federal police

President Jair Bolsonaro was in a stir again Tuesday after Brazil's former justice minister reportedly accused him of trying to personally pick the head of federal police operations in Rio de Janeiro, where the far-right leader has a home and two of his sons are politicians. TV Globo and mainstream Brazilian newspapers reported that former Justice Minister Sérgio Moro told investigators that Bolsonaro pressured him in March to accept a political appointee to head the country's federal police of...
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Rio police chief swap adds to federal probe of Bolsonaro

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed on Tuesday the replacement of the federal police chief in Rio de Janeiro, adding to scrutiny by the country's top prosecutor of the right-wing populist's alleged interference in law enforcement. The change was the first move by the new national head of the federal police, Rolando Souza, who was sworn in quickly on Monday in a closed-door ceremony following a Supreme Court decision to block Bolsonaro's earlier pick, a family friend. The prosecutor ge...
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‘For the lives of our mothers’: Covid-19 sparks fight for maids’ rights in Brazil

Millions of domestic workers have been told to keep working or been laid off without pay. Now their families are fighting back against a ‘structurally racist’ systemCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFor as long as Juliana França can remember, on weekdays her mother, Caterina, has made the four-hour round bus trip from the working-class area of Baixada Fluminense, outside Rio de Janeiro, to the city’s affluent South Zone to work as a maid.But when Covid-19 arrived in Bra...
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Face mask projected onto Brazil's famous Christ the Redeemer statue

The massive Christ the Redeemer statue that has overlooked Rio de Janeiro for almost 90 years sported a new look this weekend.
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Bolsonaro faces calls to change tack on Covid-19 as Rio heads for ‘great hardship’

Rio’s health secretary said intensification of containment measures was only way to avoid surge in deaths and social turmoilCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRio de Janeiro is entering a period of “great hardship” in which thousands of lives could be lost, its top health official has warned, as Brazil’s president faced growing calls to change tack on coronavirus.Jair Bolsonaro has sabotaged efforts to impose effective social distancing measures by flouting his own healt...
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'This moment is leaving a mark on me': framing Rio under Covid-19's shadow

Nicoló Lanfranchi arrived in Brazil to make a film about traditional medicine and ended up charting a tragedy that acquired a deeply personal dimensionPhotographing a funeral is never easy, no matter how professional the photographer, and even more so amid a pandemic. But for Nicoló Lanfranchi, capturing the burial of Covid-19 victim Elizabeth Baez, 82, which took place this month at the São João Batista cemetery in Rio de Janeiro, was especially difficult.As he photographed the gravediggers in ...
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Coronavirus live news: confirmed deaths in Brazil surpass known Chinese toll

Infections in Saudi Arabia pass 20,000; Germany’s infection rate back at 1.0; Turkey delivers medical kit to the USCoronavirus latest: at a glanceFrance announces ‘progressive and controlled’ lockdown exit planGermans urged to stay home amid fears infection rate is rising againUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.21pm BST Hi, Helen Sullivan with you now. US President Donald Trump has just started a speech on small businesses. His daughter Ivanka is standing beside...
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Is Brazil The Next Coronavirus Hot Spot?

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil is emerging as potentially the next big hot spot for the coronavirus amid President Jair Bolsonaro’s insistence that it is just a “little flu” and that there is no need for the sharp restrictions that have slowed the infection’s spread in Europe and the U.S. As some U.S. states and European countries moved gradually Monday to ease their limits on movement and commerce, the intensifying outbreak in Brazil — Latin America ‘s biggest country, with 211 million people — p...
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"To perceive a woman as a threat": 6 notes on Charlie's Angels (2019)--a Blu-ray review

1) Charlie's Angels proved difficult to sit through. My partner, Beckie abandoned it quickly in part because she found the music grating. I kept stopping the Blu-ray player, wandering off, and then returning later out of idle curiosity to watch it in bits and pieces.2) I generally have high regard for the career choices of Kristen Stewart, especially her work with the brilliant Olivier Assayas in Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) and Personal Shopper (2016), but she mostly looks semi-ironically bemus...
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The Hard-Boiled Fairy Tale: 9 Notes on Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious

1) A contender for Alfred Hitchcock's best film, Notorious operates like a symbolist poem, mostly by suggestion. While Hitchcock's delightful The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) has plenty of gunplay, chairs thrown around, and an evil dentist, Notorious is all civilized constraint and stately 1940s manners in cluttered Victorian drawing rooms. One Nazi, while eating dinner, mentions twisting his ankle the last time he killed someone. We learn quickly that, in this Rio de Janeiro world of intrigue,...
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Bolsonaro Seen Tapping Ally to Head Justice Ministry Amid Crisis

(Bloomberg) -- President Jair Bolsonaro is expected to nominate a close ally to head Brazil’s justice ministry, replacing a previous cabinet member who accused him of trying to meddle in police investigations, according to Folha de S.Paulo newspaper.The move would do little to dismiss allegations of political interference leveled against the president by Sergio Moro, a former star judge who landed behind bars top politicians and business leaders during a sprawling anti-corruption investigation d...
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Global Death Toll Tops 200,000 As Some States Start To Loosen Restrictions

ATLANTA (AP) — As the global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 200,000 on Saturday, countries took cautious steps toward easing lockdowns imposed amid the pandemic, but fears of a surge in infections made even some outbreak-wounded businesses reluctant to reopen. The states of Georgia, Oklahoma and Alaska started loosening restrictions on businesses despite warnings from experts that such steps might be premature. Shawn Gingrich, CEO and founder of Lion’s Den Fitness, decided after th...
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Rio's favelas count the cost as deadly spread of Covid-19 hits city's poor

The coronavirus was probably brought to Brazil by rich returning holidaymakers but it is threatening to explode in marginal communitiesIn many ways, Washington Castro was a typical resident of Rocinha, the immense redbrick favela that towers over Rio de Janeiro’s Atlantic coast.Industrious, God-fearing and the offspring of migrants from Brazil’s parched and impoverished north-east, he supported two young children by working two separate jobs and wore a suit and tie when attending his local churc...
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