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Brazil coronavirus death toll reaches 61,884

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) – Brazil registered 1,252 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 61,884,...

Colombians demand tough punishments in rape of indigenous girl

BOGOTA, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Colombians have taken to social media and online petitioning to demand that seven soldiers charged with the sexual assault...

Brazil military moves to protect Indigenous people from COVID-19 deep in Amazon forest

BOA VISTA, Brazil, (Reuters) – Brazil’s military delivered protective supplies and medicines yesterday by helicopter to isolated Amazon indigenous communities bordering Venezuela and...

WHO calls for Brazil to better coordinate efforts against coronavirus

SAO PAULO/GENEVA,  (Reuters) – Brazil still faces a “big challenge” to curb the coronavirus pandemic and should do more to integrate its efforts at...

Brazil: Yanomami men killed by illegal gold miners in northern Brazil, tribe says

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Two Yanomami men were killed with shotguns by gold rush miners on their reservation in the northern Amazon region, according to...

Brazil records nearly 50,000 coronavirus deaths as crisis deepens

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Nearly 50,000 people have died from the coronavirus in Brazil, the world No. 2 hotspot, with 1,022 fatalities in...
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