The Chinese-developed Coronavac Covid-19 vaccine has demonstrated a 50 percent efficacy following tests in Brazil, the organization in charge of its production in the South American country said on Tuesday.
The lawmaker son of Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has changed his Twitter profile picture to one of Donald Trump to protest the platform’s decision to ban the US president.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday backed his ally Donald Trump’s claim of fraud in the US presidential election, and warned the chaos that rocked Washington could also hit Brazil’s elections next year.
Police in Brazil said Monday they were investigating the archbishop of the city of Belem for alleged sexual abuse against underage seminary students.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was beaming Wednesday after his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin praised his “masculinity” in a speech, triggering a flood of jokes online about a budding “bromance.”
President Rodrigo Duterte will leave it to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to investigate the former Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro who physically maltreated her Filipino house helper, his spokesman said.
MANILA – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Friday extended PHP200,000 cash assistance to the Filipino household worker who experienced maltreatment in the hands of her employer, Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro.
The alleged abuse and maltreatment that a Filipino domestic worker suffered from the hands of the country’s ambassador to Brazil is “deplorable and conduct unbecoming a diplomatic official,” Senator Joel Villanueva said on Tuesday.
The Philippines ordered its ambassador to Brazil to return home Monday after video footage showed her “mistreating” a Filipino domestic helper.
MANILA – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Monday ordered the immediate recall of Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro back to the country.
A volunteer participating in clinical trials of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University has died in Brazil, officials announced Wednesday, though media reports said he had received a placebo, not the test vaccine.
Brazil’s health minister said Tuesday the country would add the Chinese-made CoronaVac vaccine against Covid-19 to its national immunization program, despite a political and diplomatic row over whether to use it.
The coronavirus pandemic appears to be accelerating worldwide, with new cases soaring last week to a new seven-day high of almost two million, even as new deaths decreased, WHO statistics showed.
Brazil called on the international community Thursday to reject upcoming legislative elections in Venezuela, saying human-rights violations by President Nicolas Maduro’s “dictatorial regime” made the vote illegitimate.
Brazil’s environment minister challenged Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio Thursday to “put your money where your mouth is,” after the actor and environmentalist criticized far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s policies on the Amazon rainforest.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has slammed environmental NGOs as a ‘cancer’ and denounced what he said was an international conspiracy accusing him of being responsible for devastating Amazon wildfires.
The prosecutor leading Brazil’s biggest-ever corruption probe, “Operation Car Wash,” said Tuesday he was stepping down for family reasons, after six years putting some of the biggest names in politics and business behind bars.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday threatened to punch a reporter repeatedly in the mouth after being asked about his wife’s links to an alleged corruption scheme.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the sale of a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) drug used in the mainland for COVID-19 cases.
The United States on Sunday reached the extraordinary milestone of five million coronavirus cases as President Donald Trump was accused of flouting the constitution by unilaterally extending a virus relief package.
President Jair Bolsonaro lashed out Sunday at the “cowardice” of Brazil’s most widely viewed TV network for suggesting he bore heavy blame for the nation’s more than 100,000 coronavirus deaths.
Brazil’s first lady Michelle Bolsonaro tested positive for the new coronavirus Thursday, the government said, after her husband spent two weeks in quarantine with it.
Brazilian health workers urged the International Criminal Court on Monday to investigate President Jair Bolsonaro’s government for crimes against humanity over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Anez announced Thursday that she has tested positive for coronavirus.