Posts Tagged Brazil

Brazil stadium turns into hospital for coronavirus as confirmed cases near 2,000

UNTV News   •   March 24, 2020

States in Brazil have stepped up measures to contain the spread of coronavirus in Latin America’s biggest economy, despite warnings from President Jair Bolsonaro of pandemic fears throwing the economy...

Torture, beatings, death: Brazil women concerned as femicides jump

UNTV News   •   March 5, 2020

Daniela Gasparin was on a bus in the Brazilian city of Boituva early one morning in 2018 when her ex-boyfriend boarded the vehicle and attacked her with a knife. Gasparin,...

Heavy rains kill twelve in Brazil

UNTV News   •   March 4, 2020

The heavy rains in Guajura, Sao Paulo state in the early hours of Tuesday (March 3), left at least 12 people dead and 46 missing, according to the fire department....

Brazilian scientists decode coronavirus DNA

UNTV News   •   March 3, 2020

Just days after the country’s first coronavirus case was confirmed, scientists in Brazil have sequenced the virus’ DNA to better understand and tackle the feared epidemic. The investigative work was...

Brazil’s biggest city braces for economic hit after coronavirus reaches Sao Paulo

UNTV News   •   February 28, 2020

Brazil’s Health Minister was in Sao Paulo on Thursday (February 27) to meet with local authorities, after the country’s first coronavirus case with confirmed in the country’s financial center. With...

COVID-19 inches into a global pandemic as Brazil confirms first case

Marje Pelayo   •   February 27, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — The Brazilian government on Wednesday (February 26) confirmed the country’s first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), raising fear of a global pandemic as it penetrates...

Mysterious oil spill contaminates beaches across swathe of Brazilian coast

Robie de Guzman   •   October 8, 2019

Slick from a mysterious oil spill blighted Brazil’s beaches over the weekend, as clean-up efforts get underway. Reports of the oil spill emerged late last month. Brazil’s environmental agency Ibama...

Firefighters collapse from exhaustion, animals saved as wildfires rage on in Bolivia

UNTV News   •   September 20, 2019

 Firefighters battling raging wildfires in Bolivia were evacuated to hospitals in Santa Cruz on Thursday (September 19) after they collapsed from exhaustion. Blazes have burned unabated across vast swaths of...

Hundreds killed in Brazil’s Amazon over land, resources in past decade – report

UNTV News   •   September 18, 2019

 A Human Rights Watch report on Tuesday (September 17) found that more than 300 people have been killed over the past decade in conflicts over the use of land and...

‘We can’t keep up’ – Brazil residents battle blazes

UNTV News   •   September 6, 2019

Residents in Brazil’s vast Mato Grosso state were battling blazes spreading in dry brush while Brazil’s military arrived at a remote jungle location to fight the fires that continue to...


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