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Facebook shuts down fake accounts tied to Bolsonaro staffers

July 9, 2020

Facebook has removed dozens of what it said are fake social media accounts linked to the offices of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his sons. The accounts were used to target journalists and political opponents of the president, and also discussed the coronavirus.

Bolsonaro vetoes Covid-19 protections for indigenous people in Brazil

July 8, 2020

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has vetoed several points of a law aimed at protecting indigenous communities against Covid-19 on Wednesday, according to the government's official journal.

As coronavirus cases explode in Brazil, so do investigations into corruption

July 8, 2020

As Brazil's coronavirus cases surge by the tens of thousands each day, the country is contending with a parallel outbreak -- a flurry of corruption investigations into the alleged misuse of public money rapidly shelled out for Covid-19 emergency procurement.

Brazilian press group will sue Bolsonaro for taking off his mask

July 8, 2020

The Brazilian Press Association has said it will file a lawsuit in Brazil's Supreme Court against President Jair Bolsonaro over possibly exposing members of the media to Covid-19, according to a statement from the association on Tuesday.

One million foreign students risk being frozen out of US colleges. Some might never come back

July 8, 2020

In two months, 19-year-old Tianyu Fang is due to start his first semester at one of the most prestigious schools in America: Stanford University in California. Now, the Chinese national isn't sure if he'll make it.

Why Trump? Why now? Behind Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's big trip to the US

July 7, 2020

If you're not a close follower of US-Mexico relations, you might be forgiven for assuming President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wouldn't get along.

Brazil opens itself up, to everything except masks

July 7, 2020

In São Paulo, you can go to the market, hit a bar, attend Mass. All without wearing a mask, even though there have been more than 1.6 million cases of coronavirus in this country and deaths are continuing to rise.

Why Mexico's president is flying commercial to see Trump

July 6, 2020

If you happen to be flying between Mexico City and Washington, DC, this week, you could be seatmates with a president.

Two Americans fined for breaking Canada's quarantine rules

July 5, 2020

To limit the spread of the coronavirus in Canada, anyone entering the country must quarantine for 14 days regardless of whether they have symptoms.

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