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A healthcare worker preparing  a  Covid-19 vaccine in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Victor Moriyama/The New York Times

Brazil started its national vaccination campaign against coronavirus on Monday, with doubts over the country’s capacity to produce enough doses to bri(...)

Jair Bolsonaro: one of the few issues his administration has worked hard on and with significant success is to make cheaper guns more accessible in Brazil. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty Images

To the surprise of few Brazilians, their president Jair Bolsonaro declined to criticise Donald Trump for inciting a mob into attacking the US Capitol (...)

Demonstrators celebrate with green headscarves – the symbol of abortion rights activists – outside the Argentine Congress in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP via Getty

The Senate in Argentina will on Tuesday debate a Bill that, if it passes into law, would make the country by far the largest in Latin America to legal(...)

A container with the CoronaVac vaccine  that arrived in Brazil from China at Guarulhos International Airport in  Sao Paulo. Photograph:   Nelson Almeida/AFP via Getty

Having borne the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic, the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean will enter 2021 knowing they face huge challenges(...)

Rio de Janeiro’s mayor Marcelo Crivella: he denies any wrongdoing, and says he is the victim of “political persecution”. Photograph: Mauro Pimentel/AFP via Getty Images

The mayor of Rio de Janeiro was arrested on charges of corruption and obstruction of justice on Tuesday, just nine days before the end of his mandate.(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence receives a COVID-19 vaccine to promote the safety and efficacy of the vaccine at the White House. Photograph: Doug Mills-Pool/Getty

US vice-president Mike Pence has received his first coronavirus jab live on TV alongside his wife Karen and US surgeon general Jerome Adams. The trio(...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro:  he and his allies  stirred up anti-vaxxer sentiment.  Photograph:   Sergio Lima/AFP via Getty Images

Margaret Keenan appeared all over Brazilian media last week. As the first person in the world to get a jab as part of a mass vaccination programme aga(...)

Pilots in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 Max aircraft operated by the  airline Gol. Photograph: Getty Images

Brazil’s Gol became the world’s first airline on Wednesday to fly the Boeing 737 Max commercially since the planes were grounded 20 months ago followi(...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro holding a video conference with his Argentine counterpart Alberto Fernandez on Monday. Photograph: Alan Santos/Brazilian Presidency/AFP via Getty Images

First Donald Trump, then Jair Bolsonaro. In the aftermath of significant election defeats for the populist twins of America north and south, some are (...)

An aerial view of a deforested area close to Sinop, Mato Grosso State, Brazil. Photograph: Florian Plaucheur/AFP

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest surged to a 12-year high in 2020, official government data showed on Monday, with destruction soaring sinc(...)

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