‘It Was Positive’: President of Brazil Says He Has Coronavirus

new video loaded: ‘It Was Positive’: President of Brazil Says He Has Coronavirus transcript Back bars 0:00/0:35 –0:35 transcript ‘It Was Positive’: President of Brazil Says He Has Coronavirus President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil has repeatedly dismissed the danger posed by the coronavirus. On Tuesday, he disclosed that he had the virus. The most savvy […]

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Patient Is Reported Free of H.I.V., but Scientists Urge Caution

A 35-year-old man in Brazil may be the first to experience long-term remission from H.I.V. after treatment with only a specially designed cocktail of antiviral drugs, researchers said on Tuesday. Just two people have been confirmed cured of H.I.V. so far, both after risky treatments involving bone-marrow transplants for their cancers. The Brazilian patient, who […]

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Coup Threats Rattle Brazil as Virus Deaths Surge

The threats are swirling around the president: Deaths from the virus in Brazil each day are now the highest in the world. Investors are fleeing the country. The president, his sons and his allies are under investigation. His election could even be overturned. The crisis has grown so intense that some of the most powerful […]

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Brazil unemployment insurance claims jump 53% in May to almost 1 million

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Formal unemployment insurance claims in Brazil in May rose to 960,258, the Economy Ministry said on Tuesday, an increase of 53% from the same month last year and a clear sign of the hit to jobs from the coronavirus crisis. The total number of claims registered in the first five months of […]

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UFC 250: Amanda Nunes dominates Felicia Spencer for her 11th consecutive win

UFC 250 was supposed to take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 9. It was supposed to be a homecoming for two-division UFC champion Amanda Nunes. But nothing that was supposed to happen over the last three months has gone according to plan because of the coronavirus outbreak. Though COVID-19 forced the UFC to […]

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As Brazil sees record deaths, Bolsonaro proclaims: Death is ‘everyone’s destiny’

The coronavirus outbreak in Brazil has steadily worsened as death rates have surpassed Italy’s, and the country has become the second-leading nation in the world in infection rates, behind the United States. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly down played the severity of the virus calling it “a little flu” and when asked what he would say […]

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Brazil posts $3 billion FX inflow in May, first surplus since July last year

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil posted a net foreign exchange inflow of $3.1 billion in May, central bank figures showed on Wednesday, its first net inflow since July last year. The figures showed a surplus of almost $4 billion from trade-related FX contracts and an outflow of $882 million from financial FX contracts, resulting in the […]

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‘Going in the Wrong Direction’: More Tropical Forest Loss in 2019

Destruction of tropical forests worldwide increased last year, led again by Brazil, which was responsible for more than a third of the total, and where deforestation of the Amazon through clear-cutting appears to be on the rise under the pro-development policies of the country’s president. The worldwide total loss of old-growth, or primary, tropical forest […]

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George Floyd protests around the world

https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2020/06/918/516/Brazil-2.jpg?ve=1&tl=1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: People protest against crimes committed by the police against black people in the favelas, outside the Rio de Janeiro’s state government, Brazil, as well as George Floyd’s death, Sunday, May 31, 2020.  AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2020/06/918/516/Brazil-2.jpg?ve=1&tl=1

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Brazil Coronavirus Map and Case Count

There have been at least 46,182 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Brazil, according to the Ministry of Health. As of Thursday morning, at least 2,924 people had died. Confirmed cases in Brazil Total cases Per capita cases cases Total reported cases per 100,000 people +10 +100 +200 No cases reported Double-click to zoom into the […]

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Brazil’s real hits new record low near 5.40 per dollar as rate cut bets intensify

© Reuters. Brazilian real notes are seen at the Bank of Brazil Cultural Center in Rio de Janeiro By Jamie McGeever BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s real fell on Wednesday to a fresh all-time low close to 5.40 per dollar, as expectations intensified that the central bank will cut interest rates significantly in the coming weeks […]

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Coronavirus Updates: Erdogan Refuses Resignation of Minister Who Led Botched Lockdown in Turkey

A chloroquine study ends in Brazil over concerns of fatal heart complications. A small study of chloroquine, which is closely related to the hydroxychloroquine drug President Trump has enthusiastically promoted, was halted in Brazil after coronavirus patients taking a higher dose developed irregular heart rates that increased their risk of a potentially fatal arrhythmia. The […]

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Small Chloroquine Study Halted Over Risk of Fatal Heart Complications

A small study in Brazil was halted early for safety reasons after coronavirus patients taking a higher dose of chloroquine developed irregular heart rates that increased their risk of a potentially fatal heart arrhythmia. Chloroquine is closely related to the more widely used drug hydroxychloroquine. President Trump has enthusiastically promoted them as a potential treatment […]

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Christ the Redeemer lit up with every country affected by coronavirus: ‘Pray together’

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the globe, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil has been lit up to pay tribute to the nations grappling with COVID-19 cases. The 125-foot-tall statue, which overlooks Rio de Janeiro, was used to project images of every country that has reported positive coronavirus tests, as more than 240,000 […]

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Dollar rampage spurs FX interventions, speculation of big G7 move

By Karin Strohecker and Sujata Rao LONDON (Reuters) – From Brazil to Norway, policymakers are leaping to defend currencies against the onslaught of the dollar which scaled three-year peaks on Thursday, raising speculation that a joint move by the world’s biggest central banks may be in the offing. Unlikely, most market-watchers say. But these are […]

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Brazil sliding into deep, coronavirus-linked recession in 2020: Goldman, JPMorgan

Brazil sliding into deep, coronavirus-linked recession in 2020: Goldman, JPMorgan By Jamie McGeever BRASILIA (Reuters) – Economists at Goldman Sachs (NYSE:) and JPMorgan (NYSE:) said on Wednesday they expected Brazil’s economy to tip into recession this year as the global coronavirus pandemic pummels demand, investment and trade. Goldman Sachs slashed its 2020 growth forecast to […]

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Coronavirus lockdown in Brazil’s jails spurs ‘hundreds’ of inmates to escape

Hundreds of prisoners broke out of four jails in Brazil on Monday after officials planned to suspend their day-release privileges over fears that inmates could bring coronavirus back with them upon their return. The Sao Paulo state prison authority said in a statement on Monday night that some 174 inmates have already been recaptured but […]

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UFC holds full fight card without fans: ‘It was a bit weird’

BRASILIA, Brazil — The UFC staged a full fight card in an empty arena Saturday night in Brazil’s capital city, sticking to its plan to keep fighting in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Charles Oliveira stopped lightweight Kevin Lee with a guillotine choke in the third round of the main event in the UFC’s […]

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Kevin Lee vs. Charles Oliveira prediction, line: Brazilian will defend turf in UFC battle

The UFC travels to Brazil for Fight Night Brasilia, where raucous fans usually fill the stands, but will be missing this time due to coronavirus. Eighth-ranked American Kevin Lee will match up against 13th-ranked Brazilian Charles Oliveira in a fight that will propel the victor upward in a deep, talented division. This is a critical […]

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Brazil stocks jump 7% in biggest gain since 2009, FX intervention boosts real

Brazil stocks jump 7% in biggest gain since 2009, FX intervention boosts real By Jamie McGeever BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian stocks chalked up their biggest one-day rise in 11 years on Tuesday, on growing hopes for global economic stimulus measures and as investors bought stocks battered down the previous day in the biggest selloff since […]

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Soccer: Ronaldinho under investigation for more crimes – prosecutor

(Reuters) – Ronaldinho Gaucho, the former Brazil and Barcelona soccer star being held in a Paraguayan jail for using a falsified passport, is being investigated for additional crimes, the prosecutor leading the case said on Sunday. Osmar Legal did not clarify what the crimes were but told Brazilian news site Globoesporte “there are indications that […]

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Trump Welcomes Brazil’s Bolsonaro but Leaves Tariffs on the Table

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump hosted President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil for a festive dinner at his Florida estate on Saturday but refused to rule out steel and iron tariffs that have created tension in the relationship between the two most populous countries of the Western Hemisphere. As he welcomed Mr. Bolsonaro to Mar-a-Lago, […]

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World Economic Forum postpones event in Brazil as coronavirus cases rise

World Economic Forum postpones event in Brazil as coronavirus cases rise BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – The World Economic Forum (WEF) has postponed a Latin America conference set to be held in Brazil at the end of April as a precautionary measure, with the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country rising on Friday to […]

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FX intervention pressure mounts on Brazil central bank to sell dollar reserves

FX intervention pressure mounts on Brazil central bank to sell dollar reserves By Jamie McGeever BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s currency is weakening so quickly the central bank may soon be forced to set aside its free-market principles and sell dollar reserves to halt the slide. Market volatility is rising, by some measures back to where […]

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Berlinale study of slavery unearths the roots of modern Brazil

BERLIN (Reuters) – Making films in a bitterly divided Brazil that is increasingly hostile to artistic freedom is an act of resistance in itself, the maker of a new drama about race relations in the years after the country abolished slavery said. Speaking ahead of the Berlin premiere of “All the Dead Ones” on Sunday, […]

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