Tag: Brazil


WHO Sees Record One-day Increase In Global COVID-19 Cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a record one-day increase in global COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 307,930 in 24 hours. According to the agency’s website, the most significant increases were from India, the United States, and Brazil. Deaths rose by 5,537 to a total of 917,417. India reported 94,372 new cases, followed by the United […]


Brazil COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket

Brazil recorded 45,392 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 2.7 million, its health ministry announced Saturday. The country reported 1,088 new deaths due to the virus, raising the nationwide death toll to 93,563. Brazil has the second most Covid-19 cases and deaths worldwide after the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Marcia […]


COVID-19 Takes Millions Down With No End In Sight

The U.S. continues to be ravaged by COVID-19, setting records in some states and countrywide. The number of people affected by the disease is now nearly 4 million, with over 137,000 deaths, thus making the U.S. the nation with most coronavirus cases in the world. Following next is India with a recent surge of 32,695, taking the nation closer to […]


Brazil COVID-19 Death Count Rises To Over 60,000

According to the Brazil Ministry of Health, the death count in the country has risen above 60,000 due to the coronavirus. The Ministry cited, a recent wave of contamination in southern and midwestern areas of the country. A total of 1,038 additional deaths were registered in the past 24 hours, taking the overall number of fatalities to 60,632, the ministry […]


Brazil COVID-19 Death Toll Rises

Nearly 50,000 people have died from the coronavirus in Brazil, making the country the world’s Number 2 hotspot, with 1,022 fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to the country’s health ministry. Brazil confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus on February 26 and passed 1 million cases on Friday. Meanwhile, the U.S. maintains the number one spot with […]


Coronavirus Takes Toll

India has overtaken Italy and is now the sixth worst hit country by the coronavirus pandemic after another record single-day spike in confirmed infections, bringing the total to 236,657 cases. Global death toll from the coronavirus surged past 400,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. About 30 percent of those cases, or two million infections, are in the US. Latin America […]


Cuban Doctors Back To The Rescue In Brazil

Brazil has rehired nearly 200 Cuban doctors to help fight the spread of COVID-19 in the country. After Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro broadside against the Cuban government, the medical assistant program was withdrawn. Bolsonaro, in his 2018 presidential campaign, compared the program with “slavery” and called Cuba a “dictatorship.” Initially, Cuba sent more than 8,000 doctors to work in under-served […]


Brazil’s Former President Lula Walks To Freedom

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been released from prison following a supreme court ruling. The 74-year-old former leader, who was serving a 12-year corruption sentence, was freed after Brazil’s supreme court ruled that defendants could only be imprisoned after all appeals to higher courts had been exhausted. The ruling paved the way not only for Lula’s […]


Brazil’s Economy Continues To Run Out Of Steam

Brazil’s economy for the past two years has been in a decline, and the outlook by some experts continues to be mixed. The economy contracted 3.6% y/y in 2016, following a similar drop in 2015, and leading to a reduction of over 7% y/y in real GDP in the last two years.  The country is in its longest recession since […]


Traveling This Year?

Yes, 2015 has just begun, and no doubt if you are an avid traveler or a wannabe you may already have been thinking about your travel plans, or itinerary for the New Year. Now, how about a trip to Brazil? It is the fifth largest country in the world and ranks among the world’s largest in terms of population. Brazil […]