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Growing political unrest adds to Brazil's woes, days after it confirmed more than 1m Covid-19 cases.

Coronavirus: Brazil resumes publishing Covid-19 data after court ruling

Brazil has restored a website that lists the full data on Covid-19 in the country, just hours after it was ordered to do so by the Supreme Court.

 

Vietnam, Brazil bolster comprehensive partnership ties

After 31 years of establishing ties, the relationships between Vietnam and Brazil have flourished in all spheres, especially when the two countries declared a comprehensive partnership in May 2007.

Coronavirus: 'Undocumented explosion' spreads around Brazil

With more graves being dug and little testing, Brazil's coronavirus crisis may be worse than figures show.

Ronaldinho and brother under house arrest in Paraguay

Former Brazil forward Ronaldinho is released from prison and placed under house arrest in Paraguay.

Coronavirus 'could wipe out Brazil's indigenous people'

Respiratory illnesses are already the main cause of death for the country's native communities.

Brazil: Murder rate spikes in Ceará state as police strike

Nearly 150 people have been killed in the north-eastern Ceará state in the first days of the strike.

US asks Vietnam to cut import tariffs on agricultural products

The proposed tariff cut is aimed to balance bilateral trade relations.

First baby born after deceased womb transplant

 A healthy baby girl has been born using a womb transplanted from a dead person.

Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue to visit U.S., Brazil, Chile next week

 Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue, head of the Steering Committee for international economic integration, will pay official visits to the U.S., Brazil and Chile from June 25-July 6.

Brazil's top court approves controversial forestry law

 Brazil's supreme court has upheld major changes to laws protecting the Amazon rainforest, delivering a blow to environmentalists.

Brazil declares yellow fever emergency in Minas Gerais

 Brazil's south-eastern state of Minas Gerais has declared a public health emergency following a deadly outbreak of yellow fever.

Brazil finds problems in samples from meat plants being investigated

Brazil's Agriculture Ministry said on Thursday it had found salmonella and staphylococci in eight of the 302 samples of meat-based products collected from the 21 meat processing plants being investigated in a corruption probe.

Brazil's agriculture ministry, police say meat problems not widespread

 Brazil's federal police and agriculture ministry said late Tuesday that sanitary and corruption problems found in the nation's meatpacking industry were isolated incidents, an attempt to tamp down a scandal 

Brazil could raise emissions and still meet Paris goal: study

 Brazil could increase carbon emissions by up to 21 percent until 2030 and still meet its pledge under the 2015 Paris climate agreement to fight global warming,

Olympics unlikely to worsen global spread of Zika

 People visiting Brazil for the 2016 Olympics won't significantly add to the global spread of Zika virus, according to a new analysis.

U.S. to fund Zika virus study of U.S. Olympic team

 The U.S. National Institutes of Health said it will fund a study to monitor U.S. athletes, coaches and members of the Olympic Committee staff for exposure to Zika virus while in Brazil, 

Long jump champ Rutherford freezes sperm amid Zika fears

 The Zika virus outbreak in Brazil has led Britain's Greg Rutherford to have his sperm frozen before heading out to defend his long jump title at the Rio Olympics.

U.S. health official says Zika not a reason to cancel Olympics

The widespread Zika virus outbreak in Brazil does not pose enough of a threat to warrant canceling or putting off the Olympic Games set to be held in Rio de Janeiro in August, 

Brazil's confirmed, suspected microcephaly cases fall to 4,949

 The number of confirmed and suspected cases of microcephaly in Brazil associated with the Zika virus declined for the second week to 4,949 in the week through April 9, from 5,092 the week earlier,