07 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India overtakes Brazil in Covid-19 cases

In the past 24 hours, India has surpassed Brazil to become second in the world in the highest number of COVID-19 cases, recording 90,000 new cases in just one day. India has reported 4,204,613 cases and 71,642 deaths. The infections largely came from five different states. The Indian government has

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24 Jul 2020

China offers $1 billion loan to Latin America and the Caribbean for access to its Covid-19 vaccine

On Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced that China will loan $1 billion to Latin America and the Caribbean for COVID-19 vaccine access. The Mexican Foreign Affairs Ministry published the information in a statement following a virtual gathering between the leaders of the region. Wang Yi stated that the

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16 Jul 2020

Brazil’s Banking Trojans Go Global

According to researchers, four sophisticated malware families historically targeting Brazilian individuals and entities have spread their reach to new countries as well as increasing capabilities. The malware families have expanded to target users in North America, Europe, and other Latin American countries. The most sophisticated banking trojans are often engineered

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22 Jun 2020

Brazil becomes second country to pass 50,000 deaths

Brazil has recently become the second country to reach more than 50,000 COVID-19 related deaths, following the US in terms of the highest infection and death rates. This milestone comes amid growing political tension and just a few days after officials confirmed more than one million COVID-19 infections within the

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11 Jun 2020

Brazil’s big cities start to reopen, fueling fears of another deadly coronavirus wave

Brazil suffered from its first COVID-19 loss in Sao Paulo on March 17, and has since been struggling with a massive death toll of over 38,000 and rising. However, despite the death and infection toll continuing to rise, Brazil has moved into the second phase of its reopening plan, allowing

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09 Jun 2020

Brazil Draws Scrutiny for Changes to Coronavirus Data Reporting

The Brazilian government, lead by President Jair Bolsonaro, has stated its COVID-19 death totals are not as high as the media reports. In recent days, Bolsonaro ceased publishing a tally of totally deaths and infections, reporting only on daily tolls. The administration also did not release statistics regarding new cases

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27 May 2020

Brazil Daily Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses That of U.S.

Brazil has surpassed the daily death toll of the US, reporting that in the past 24 hours 1,039 have died from the COVID-19 virus. In total, the US still leads the globe in the death toll, recording 98,261 deaths over the past several months. The US has, on the other

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22 May 2020

Virus accelerates across Latin America, India, Pakistan

The COVID-19 pandemic has been accelerating across Latin America, Russia, and India as European countries, Asia, and the US begin to reopen and loosen lockdown measures. Governments have been making difficult decisions between saving jobs and the economy or preventing the spread of the virus as quickly as possible. In

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19 May 2020

Global worries as infections spike in Russia, Brazil, India

COVID-19 cases have been increasing in India, South Africa, and Mexico, indicating that the pandemic is far from over despite success in the UK, Italy, and Spain. Russia and Brazil now follow only the US for the highest number of reported infections. Asia, Europe, and the US have been easing

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05 May 2020

Coronavirus Sweeps Across Brazil, a Land Ill-Equipped to Fight It

In Brazil, the COVID-19 virus is devastating the population as the country remains ill-equipped for a pandemic. According to local reports from the city of Manaus, there have been extreme wait times for ambulances as well as a lack of medical equipment and burial arrangements. While COVID-19 has previously impacted

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