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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(...)

The Brazilian study involved 81 hospitalised patients. Photograph: iStock

A small study in Brazil was halted early for safety reasons after coronavirus patients taking a higher dose of chloroquine developed irregular heart r(...)

 Angel Montalvo and Emily Bench protest for the protection of the Amazon rainforest in front of the Brazilian consulate in Coral Gables, Florida. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty

Protesters have laid siege to Brazilian embassies around the world as international outrage over Jair Bolsonaro’s failure to protect the Amazon intens(...)

A relative of an inmate reacts in front of a prison complex in the Brazilian state of Amazonas after prisoners were found strangled to death in four separate jails. Photograph: Bruno Kelly/Reuters

The leaders of a gang involved in Brazil’s latest prison massacre will be transferred to federal maximum security units later this week, authorities h(...)

Graffiti related to the Brazilian national football team, striker Neymar and the 2018 World Cup, in  Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Fabio Teixeira/AFP/Getty Images

On a drizzly winter afternoon there are few workers visible on the construction site that will eventually become the metro station serving Congonhas, (...)

This photo from Brazilian newspaper O Popular shows families of prisoners watching guards move inmates at the Coronel Odenir Guimaraes State Prison in Aparecida de Goiania, Goiás, Brazil, on January 1st, 2018.  Nine prisoners were killed and 14 injured in a riot on New Year’s Day. Photograph: O Popular/Claudio Reis/AFP/Getty Images

Prison authorities across Brazil should prepare for further violence after a New Year’s Day riot in which nine prisoners were murdered, according to p(...)

The graves at Nossa Senhora Aparecida Cemetery of the inmates killed in the recent riots in prisons in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil. Photograph: Raphael Alves/AFP/Getty Images

The official in charge of a Brazilian prison where 56 inmates were murdered on New Year’s Day has been suspended from his job amid allegations he acce(...)

Prisoners are transferred to a public jail following a riot at Anisio Jobim prison in Manaus, Brazil, on New Year’s Day, in which 56 prisoners were killed. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Last week’s macabre prison massacres in Brazil, which left at least 100 prisoners dead following disturbances at jails in three states, managed to be(...)

Around 60 people have been killed in a bloody prison riot sparked by a war between rival drug gangs in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus in Brazil.

Around 60 people have been killed in a bloody prison riot sparked by a war between rival drug gangs in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus, officials sa(...)

The Olympic torch   ceremony in Manaus, northern Brazil,  featuring the  jaguar,   named Juma, who was   shot dead by soldiers shortly after the ceremony when   he escaped.  Photograph: Jair Araujo/AFP/Getty Images

A jaguar featured at an Olympic torch ceremony was shot dead by a soldier shortly after the event in the Brazilian Amazon city of Manaus as the anima(...)

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