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Coronavirus toll in Brazil surpasses 1,00,000, cases cross 30 lakh; experts lament 'insufficient' testing
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Coronavirus toll in Brazil surpasses 1,00,000, cases cross 30 lakh; experts lament 'insufficient' testing

Many of Brazil's 27 states have begun to reopen shops and restaurants, though responses have differed, as has the strain on the health system

Brazil restores detailed COVID-19 data on national website after Supreme Court ruling, uproar over government's attempt to downplay virus
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Brazil restores detailed COVID-19 data on national website after Supreme Court ruling, uproar over government's attempt to downplay virus

Brazil on Tuesday restored detailed COVID-19 data to its official national website following controversy over the removal of cumulative totals and a ruling by a Supreme Court justice that the full set of information be reinstated

Brazil stops publishing coronavirus data; Bolsonaro says website 'not representative' of reality as experts warn against undermining pandemic’s gravity
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Brazil stops publishing coronavirus data; Bolsonaro says website 'not representative' of reality as experts warn against undermining pandemic’s gravity

Brazil's government has stopped publishing a running total of coronavirus deaths and infections in an extraordinary move that critics call an attempt to hide the true toll of the disease in Latin America's largest nation

Clashes between prisoners in Brazil's Amazonas claim 15 lives; authorities say victims were killed with sharpened toothbrushes
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Clashes between prisoners in Brazil's Amazonas claim 15 lives; authorities say victims were killed with sharpened toothbrushes

Some of the inmates were stabbed with sharpened toothbrushes, while others had been strangled, Brazil's Colonel Almeida said, adding that an investigation has been opened to determine the cause of the fight

Amazon tribesman Bare Bornaldo Waimiri says his father, mother, sister and brother were killed by Brazil Army at historic hearing
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Amazon tribesman Bare Bornaldo Waimiri says his father, mother, sister and brother were killed by Brazil Army at historic hearing

The hearing took place in a thatched, cone-shaped hut where the Waimiri-Atroari normally hold colorful festivities and long storytelling sessions. For one day last week, it transformed into a gloomy courthouse where six elders told a judge how over many years the 1964-1985 military dictatorship in Brazil tried to eradicate them with arms, bombs and chemicals

13 killed during protests against Venezuelan leftist leader Nicolas Maduro; unrest fierce in Caracas and Bolivar
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13 killed during protests against Venezuelan leftist leader Nicolas Maduro; unrest fierce in Caracas and Bolivar

Unrest first kicked off on Monday when 27 soldiers rose up against Nicolas Maduro at a command post in Caracas, calling upon people to "take to the streets" in a video circulated on social media

Venezuela: 37 inmates killed, 14 officials wounded in Amazonas prison riot
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Venezuela: 37 inmates killed, 14 officials wounded in Amazonas prison riot

At least 37 people died in an hours-long jail riot in Venezuela's southern state of Amazonas, officials have said.

60 killed in Brazil prison as fighting breaks out between rival gangs
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60 killed in Brazil prison as fighting breaks out between rival gangs

At least 60 people were killed in a prison riot in Brazil's Amazon region when fighting broke out between rival gangs, an official said on Monday.