Inside Story

Will Brazil's leader be forced to take the coronavirus seriously?

President Jair Bolsonaro contracted COVID-19 after dismissing the severity of the pandemic for months.

Coronavirus pandemic

'Life goes on': Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Brazilian leader has repeatedly played down the threat from COVID-19, describing it as 'a little flu'.

'Life goes on': Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Latin America

Brazil: Coronavirus restrictions lifted in Rio, Sao Paulo

Bars and restaurants in Brazil's biggest city Sao Paulo have reopened after more than three months of restrictions.

Coronavirus pandemic

Tested again: Bolsonaro says lungs 'clean' after coronavirus test

Brazil's president issues denial after media reported that he had shown some symptoms of COVID-19, such as a fever.

Tested again: Bolsonaro says lungs 'clean' after coronavirus test

Brazil

Brazil dilutes mask law as its coronavirus cases top 1.5 million

President Jair Bolsonaro waters down law requiring face masks in public places as country's cases surpass 1.5 million.

Brazil dilutes mask law as its coronavirus cases top 1.5 million

Latin America

COVID-19: Brazil deploys army to help protect Indigenous people

A military operation to fight COVID-19 in Brazil as the risk grows for the country's Indigenous communities.

Brazil

Brazil deliverymen for Uber, other apps protest amid pandemic

The workers complain that their pay has gone down while having to work under more precarious conditions.

Brazil deliverymen for Uber, other apps protest amid pandemic

AJ Impact

Latin America and Caribbean face worst downturn in 100 years

The World Bank expects a GDP contraction of more than 7 percent for 2020, worse than the Great Depression.

Latin America and Caribbean face worst downturn in 100 years

Coronavirus pandemic

President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of coronavirus shakes Brazil

Brazil has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases and fatalities in the world.

President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of coronavirus shakes Brazil

Brazil

In Pictures: COVID-19 ravages Amazon river communities in Brazil

The front lines of the fight against the virus outbreak in Brazil have shifted to poor, remote corners of the country.

In Pictures: COVID-19 ravages Amazon river communities in Brazil

AJ Impact

Amazon deforestation may hurt Brazil's corn yields, study warns

Researchers linked deforestation to a 5 to 10 percent drop in corn yields in Brazil's largest grains-producing region.

Amazon deforestation may hurt Brazil's corn yields, study warns

NewsFeed

'Hug curtain' reunites Brazilian families amid pandemic

How a plastic ‘hug curtain’ allows families separated by the #coronavirus pandemic to reunite.

Coronavirus pandemic

Protests target Bolsonaro after Brazil's worst coronavirus week

Rallies in Brazil, 20 other countries denounce president's handling of pandemic amid record number of weekly cases.

Coronavirus pandemic

Global coronavirus pandemic death toll passes half a million

The global number of COVID-19 deaths has exceeded 500,000, with the US reporting the highest number of fatalities.

Global coronavirus pandemic death toll passes half a million

Brazil

Tribe says two Yanomami men killed by illegal miners in Brazil

The men were killed on the Yanomami reservation in the northern Amazon region after they approached a gold miner camp.

Tribe says two Yanomami men killed by illegal miners in Brazil