Brazil

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How fires have spread to previously untouched parts of the world
Fires have always been a part of our natural world. But they’re moving to new ecosystems previously untouched by fire – and this is concerning scientists

Pablo Gutiérrez, Ashley Kirk, Jonathan Watts and Frank Hulley-Jones

19, Feb, 2021 @9:26 AM

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Indigenous peoples face rise in rights abuses during pandemic, report finds
Increasing land grabs endangering forest communities and wildlife as governments expand mining and agriculture to combat economic impact of Covid

Patrick Greenfield

18, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Pelé review – valedictory tribute to Brazilian football great
Netflix’s admiring documentary about the three-time World Cup champion is best when it focuses on Brazil’s turbulent 1960s

Andrew Pulver

18, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Brazil health workers accused of giving Covid vaccinations with empty syringes
Police are looking into allegations of so-called ‘wind vaccinations’ amid speculation about possible motives

Flávia Milhorance in Rio de Janeiro

18, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Her name is Rio: Aunt Ciata, the guardian of samba who created Carnival culture
Hiding musicians in yards and back rooms, this fearless community leader protected Afro-Brazilian music and traditions that live on a century later

Beatriz Miranda

17, Feb, 2021 @8:44 AM

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Anger as Bolsonaro moves to make guns easier to access: 'A threat to democracy'
Gun control campaigners appalled after Brazil’s pro-gun president announces four decrees to facilitate acquiring weapons

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

15, Feb, 2021 @8:14 PM

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‘It’s all so cheerless’: Rio mourns loss of carnival’s noise and passion
Samba troupes fight to stay positive as cancellation of parades hurts jobs and dampens hope in the favelas

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

14, Feb, 2021 @7:45 AM

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Walmart selling beef from firm linked to Amazon deforestation
Exclusive: US chains Walmart, Costco and Kroger selling Brazilian beef produced by JBS linked to destruction of Brazilian rainforest

Andrew Wasley and Alexandra Heal

13, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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'All hypotheses still open' on virus origin; Greece extends lockdown – as it happened
WHO chief makes statement; Greece widens lockdown to more regions to halt Covid spread

Edna Mohamed (now) Yohannes Lowe, Kevin Rawlinson, Ben Quinn and Ben Doherty (earlier)

12, Feb, 2021 @9:48 PM

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Plan to vaccinate town in Brazil against Covid starts real estate rush
Research study to inoculate all residents of Serrana, prompting enquiries from all over the country

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

12, Feb, 2021 @1:05 PM

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Brazilian butt lift: behind the world's most dangerous cosmetic surgery
The long read: The BBL is the fastest growing cosmetic surgery in the world, despite the mounting number of deaths resulting from the procedure. What is driving its astonishing rise?

Sophie Elmhirst

09, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Covid deaths of Yanomami children fuel fears for Brazil's indigenous groups
Health ministry sends team to investigate ‘concerning’ virus cases in Yanomami territory near Venezuelan border

Flávia Milhorance in Rio de Janeiro

08, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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