Coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic is testing world leaders. Who's stepping up?

Whether millions live or die depends on the decisions the world's leaders take in the coming days and weeks.

COVID-19 pandemic is testing world leaders. Who's stepping up?

Egypt

Five podcasts to listen to while under lockdown

From combating Ebola in the DRC to a family suing Khalifa Haftar in the US - things to listen to in lockdown.

Five podcasts to listen to while under lockdown

Coronavirus pandemic

Deny and defy: Bolsonaro's approach to the coronavirus in Brazil

President Jair Bolsonaro's 'economy first' plan costs the president politically and puts lives at risk, analysts say.

Deny and defy: Bolsonaro's approach to the coronavirus in Brazil

Coronavirus pandemic

'Lab in a box': Scientists race to expand coronavirus testing

Transnational research team wants to create a system that will allow more people in rural areas be tested for COVID-19.

'Lab in a box': Scientists race to expand coronavirus testing

AJ Impact

Brazil may have to fire bond-buying 'bazooka' to curb recession

As virus crisis looms, analysts predict Brazil faces its biggest economic crash in decades, a fall of up to 6 percent.

Brazil may have to fire bond-buying 'bazooka' to curb recession

AJ Impact

Brazil's Bolsonaro denounces mayors over virus lockdowns

Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro have begun shutting down non-essential business to slow the spread of the virus.

Brazil's Bolsonaro denounces mayors over virus lockdowns

Opinion

Bolsonaro's COVID-19 denial will devastate vulnerable Brazilians

Brazil's president has tried to downplay the threat from coronavirus, but it is poor Brazilians who will pay the price.

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

by Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

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AJ Close up

The woman changing lives through ballet | Close Up

Amid ongoing drug gang wars in Rio's favelas, one woman is giving hope to the children of Complexo do Alemao.

Coronavirus pandemic

Brazil football stadiums to turn into coronavirus field hospitals

More than half of Brazil's top football clubs hand their stadiums over to authorities to turn them into hospitals.

Brazil football stadiums to turn into coronavirus field hospitals

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus in Latin America: Countries step up restrictions

Unlike Europe, Latin America has not seen the same number of COVID-19 cases. But leaders are trying to stop its spread.

Coronavirus pandemic

Brazil inmates captured after breakout sparked by coronavirus

Officials planned to halt day-release programmes over fears inmates would infect prison population.

Brazil inmates captured after breakout sparked by coronavirus

Podcast

How a multinational company scarred a small Brazilian mining town

A collapsed dam unleashed a torrent of toxic mud that killed 270 people. One year later, The Take revisits Brazil's worst industrial disaster.

How a multinational company scarred a small Brazilian mining town

Coronavirus pandemic

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he tested negative for coronavirus

The comment on his Facebook page comes after a Brazilian newspaper reported Bolsonaro had tested positive.

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he tested negative for coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic

Bolsonaro aide who met Trump tests positive for coronavirus

Trump says he's 'not concerned' after Fabio Wajngarten, who is seen in a photo with Trump, tests positive for COVID-19.

Bolsonaro aide who met Trump tests positive for coronavirus

Sport

Ronaldinho arrested in Paraguay in fake passport case

Ex-Brazilian forward and his brother set to face judge who will decide whether to free them or keep them in custody.

Ronaldinho arrested in Paraguay in fake passport case