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Jair Bolsonaro greets supporters in Brasília  on Sunday. Photograph:  Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty Images

In mid-March, Brazil took what seemed to be a forceful early strike against the coronavirus pandemic. The health ministry mandated that cruises be ca(...)

Pat Hickey opens his hotel room  door to a Rio police officer on the morning  of August 17th, 2016.

Like a John Cassavetes movie or the ‘lost in the bowels of the stadium’ sequence from the mocumentary ‘This is Spinal Tap’ we all vicariously lingered(...)

Gravediggers carry a coffin during a collective burial of people that have died due to the coronavirus disease  at the Parque Taruma cemetery in Manaus, on Tuesday. Photograph: Bruno Kelly/Reuters

Deaths from the coronavirus outbreak have piled up so fast in the Amazon rainforest’s biggest city that the main cemetery is burying five coffins at a(...)

Brazil’s justice minister Sérgio Moro arrives to give a press conference in Brasília to announce his resignation on Friday. Photograph: Eraldo Peres/AP

One of the most popular and powerful figures in Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right administration – the celebrity justice minister Sérgio Moro – has resigned,(...)

Relatives of a person who died from  new coronaviruscarry the wrapped coffin in a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on Friday. Photograph: José Sánchez Lindao/AFP via Getty Images

The mayor of the Latin American city hardest hit by the coronavirus has urged regional governments to take drastic steps to slow its spread and avoid (...)

Midland Regional Hospital emergency department nurse Maria Cintra  at her home in Mullingar. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

When Mullingar-based Maria Cintra first heard about the coronavirus preparations being made at Midland Regional Hospital in the Westmeath town she imm(...)

Two Chinese kids wear protective masks as they visit the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty

The novel coronavirus known as Covid-19 has infected more than 2 million people around the world, with the death toll from the virus now standing at a(...)

 Brazil’s health minister Luiz Henrique  Mandetta: he  has defended social isolation, while the president insists the impact of the pandemic on Brazil’s struggling economy is more important than loss of life. Photograph:  Reuters

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has sacked his popular health minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta after a weeks-long standoff between the two men over r(...)

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro: “The virus has arrived and we are fighting it and soon it will pass.” Photograph:  Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has claimed he “wouldn’t feel anything” if infected with coronavirus and rubbished efforts to contain th(...)

A poster depicting slain city councillor of the Municipal Chamber of Rio de Janeiro for the Socialism and Liberty Party  Marielle Franco: Adriano Nóbrega was a suspect in her murder. Photograph: Daniel Ramalho/AFP

The killing by police of a fugitive linked to the family of Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro and who was also a suspect in the 2018 murder of Rio cit(...)

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