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Omicron will spread through Americas in time, warns regional health agency

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has so far been detected in the Americas in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico and the United States, but it is…

Brazil’s Rio cancels New Year celebration as pandemic continues

SAO PAULO (Reuters) -The mayor of Rio de Janeiro canceled New Year's Eve celebrations after Brazil confirmed the first known cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant in Latin America’s biggest…

Bolsonaro denounces Macron-Lula meeting as a ‘provocation’

By Lisandra Paraguassu BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday called out French President Emmanuel Macron for the "provocation" of meeting with Brazil's leftist former leader Luiz Inacio…

Bolsonaro’s security in press altercation as Brazil leader isolated at G20

By Gabriel Stargardter RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's security detail allegedly used violence against Brazilian reporters covering his trip to Rome for the Group of 20…

Top U.S. and Brazil diplomats discuss ‘unprecedented’ migration

By Gabriel Stargardter RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Brazilian counterpart Carlos Franca to discuss "unprecedented" regional migration and ways to collaborate to…

Brazil and Argentina tapped to make mRNA vaccines in Latin America

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has selected two biomedical centers in Argentina and Brazil as regional hubs to develop and produce mRNA-based vaccines to fight COVID-19…

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro signs decree changing social media regulations

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree on Monday changing internet regulations to combat "arbitrary removal" of accounts, profiles and content, the presidential press office said. The…

COVID-19 cases in Brazil rise by 31,024, tally reaches over 20.67 million

Brasilia [Brazil], August 27 (ANI/Sputnik): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil has increased by 31,024 to 20,676,561 within the past 24 hours, the national Ministry of Health said…

US offers Brazil 5G tech to replace Chinese Huawei

Brasilia [Brazil], August 6 (ANI): Amid growing US security concern regarding Chinese telecom firm Huawei, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan discussed building 5G networks in Brazil, based on American…

Bharat Biotech cancels contracts with 2 Brazil firms for Covaxin

New Delhi [India], July 23 (ANI): Bharat Biotech on Friday said it has terminated agreements it had signed with two Brazilian companies - Precisa Medicamentos and Envixia Pharmaceuticals LLC to…

Copa America: The legend of Messi enters new chapter as icon ends title drought with Argentina

Rio de Janeiro [Brazil], July 11 (ANI): Angel Di Maria might have scored a goal in the Copa America final but all eyes were on Lionel Messi as the legend…

Bharat Biotech denies receiving advance payments, supplying vaccines to Brazil

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], June 30 (ANI): Issuing clarification on COVAXIN pricing controversy in Brazil, Bharat Biotech on Tuesday said it followed a step-by-step regulatory approval process during the eight-month period,…