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A US army officer registers residents at a drive-through military Covid-19 testing site at Nations Tobin Recreation Center in El Paso, Texas. Photographer: Joel Angel Juarez/Bloomberg

The US has reported a record 77,300 new coronavirus cases in a day, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, which relies on official govern(...)

Fabio Oliveira: ‘It’s not fair considering what we paid for. As a teacher in Brazil I know that online classes require not only a good internet connection but a suitable place  where students can work without interruption.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fabio Oliveira was working as a chef in a Dublin cafe when the country went into lockdown in March. A few days after the restrictions were announced, (...)

Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, at an event at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on June 30th. Photograph: Andre Borges/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The only time during the whole of the coronavirus pandemic that Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has looked genuinely shaken was during his weekly F(...)

Fabricio Queiroz, a former political assistant of Flavio Bolsonaro, after being arrested. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP via Getty

The administration of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has been left reeling after a week in which the judicial siege around it tightened significan(...)

A funeral takes place at the Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for a victim of coronavirus. Photograph: Victor Moriyama/New York Times

Brazil has overtaken Britain as the country with the world’s second-highest Covid-19 death toll after its total rose to more than 42,000. On Friday e(...)

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 (...)

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