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  1. coronavirus news
    Pfizer Vaccine Neutralizes Brazil COVID-19 Variant: StudyA lab study suggests the two-shot regimen can protect people against the more contagious coronavirus variant spreading rapidly in Brazil.
  2. coronavirus
    What We Know About the New P.1 Strain of the CoronavirusThe new variant, detected amid a horrifying resurgence of COVID cases in Manaus, Brazil, has alarmed scientists around the world.
  3. coronavirus
    Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive for the CoronavirusAfter months of downplaying its seriousness, the far-right leader has contracted the coronavirus.
  4. coronavirus
    Bolsonaro’s War on the War on the CoronavirusBrazil’s president has fired his health minister for taking strong measures against the coronavirus — and getting popular while doing so.
  5. coronavirus
    Brazilian Official Who Had Dinner With Trump Tests Positive for CoronavirusTrump said he is “not concerned” about his contact with Fabio Wajngarten, communications secretary for Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro.
  6. brazil
    Brazil Charges Journalist Glenn Greenwald With Cyber CrimesThe founder of the Intercept is accused of colluding with hackers.
  7. foreign affairs
    Bolsonaro Wants Macron Apology Before Accepting Help Fighting Amazon FiresThe demand comes after Macron lashed out at Bolsonaro, who pretty much called the French President’s wife ugly.
  8. life after warming
    The Glimmer of a Climate New World OrderUntil the G-7, the nations of the world had never before chosen to punish bad behavior on climate change. That may not change all that much — yet.
  9. climate change
    The Amazon Rainforest Is on FireVast stretches of the Amazon are burning and humans are to blame.
  10. film
    Revisiting Brazil’s Dizzying Fall Into Far-Right RuleNetflix’s The Edge of Democracy offers an intimate look at living through profound political changes that once seemed ridiculously impossible.
  11. life after warming
    Could One Man Single-Handedly Ruin the Planet?Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro isn’t just a threat to Brazilian democracy. His war on the Amazon rainforest endangers the world.
  12. the national interest
    Conservatives Admire Brazil’s Strongman and Compare Him to Trump. Gulp.Is Jair Bolsonaro a preview of America’s future?
  13. global politics
    Bolsonaro’s Victory in Brazil Should Feel Worryingly Familiar to AmericansThe rise of Brazil’s Trumpian president-elect is more extreme reflection of our own politics — and a cautionary tale for the U.S.
  14. global tech
    WhatsApp Says It’s Too Late to Stop Far-Right Fake News in BrazilFake news stories spread like wildfire on messaging service WhatsApp — and there’s no easy way to stop it.
  15. brazil
    Brazil’s Trump Cruises to Win in First Round of Presidential ElectionsJair Bolsonaro, a far-right firebrand, faces a runoff on October 28.
  16. crime
    Presidential Candidate Jair Bolsonaro, ‘Brazil’s Donald Trump,’ Is StabbedThe wound “was superficial and he is well,” Bolsonaro’s son said in a tweet.
  17. explainers
    How Brazil Went From Neoliberal Success Story to Political Chaos in 10 YearsAnd what that tells us about Robert Mueller and Donald Trump.
  18. The Worst Predictions About Rio Haven’t Come TrueThe “disaster” Olympics that weren’t.
  19. Brazil Lawmakers Vote to Put Suspended President Dilma Rousseff on TrialBrazil’s political crisis enters its semifinal heat.
  20. How Real Is the Danger of Zika in Rio?Perhaps we should be talking about diarrhea instead.
  21. Gambling on the Olympics Is Legal in Vegas for the First Time in a Long TimeYou can definitely place a bet on basketball. Racewalking? That might be a problem.
  22. The Disaster OlympicsWhy everyone is bracing for the worst in Rio de Janeiro.
  23. Athletes Are Refusing to Stay in the Olympic VillageRemember Sochi?
  24. international intrigue
    Brazil Reels As the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics ApproachesBrazil’s Senate voted to impeach Dilma Rousseff, as the country struggles with everything from a deep recession to the Zika virus. 
  25. international intrigue
    Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff Loses Crucial Impeachment VoteThe vote now goes to the Senate.
  26. international intrigue
    Rio de Janeiro Governor Calls State Finances ‘Tragic’Rio is suffering one of the worst recessions in decades.
  27. Who Brought Zika to the West?The hunt for patient zero finds the outbreak started a year earlier than thought.
  28. select all
    Facebook Exec Arrested and Released in Brazil Over Encrypted WhatsApp MessagesLegal fights over encryption come to Brazil.
  29. How Brazil’s Gleeful Dark Humor Helps It CopeBad news can be, oddly, good news for the Brazilian internet and its armies of online comedians.
  30. NYU Ethicist: Zika Virus Should Defer Olympics“It just makes more sense.”
  31. Activists Post Racist Tweets to Billboards in Twitter Users’ NeighborhoodsThere’s no “retrieve the author’s location and post this message as a billboard in his neighborhood” button on Twitter (yet). If there were, would we use it?
  32. Brazil’s Newest Viral Couple Is This Student and Her PotatoEssena O’Neill warned us about this.
  33. cannibalism
    Brazilian Cannibals on Trial for Making Pastries Out of Women In the name of religion, of course.
  34. the sports section
    GIF Recap: The Netherlands Ends Brazil’s Nightmare World CupAt least it wasn’t as bad as the last game.
  35. ink-stained wretches
    The Saddest Newspaper Front Pages in Brazil After Their World Cup EmbarrassmentO major fiasco da história.
  36. the internet
    All the Nazi Jokes During Germany vs. BrazilA brutal first half leads to some brutal one-liners.
  37. the sports section
    GIF Recap: Germany Stuns Brazil 7–1 to Advance to the World Cup FinalThe second semifinal is tomorrow.
  38. Edward Snowden Would Like Not to Be in Russia AnymoreHe would like to be in Brazil. 
  39. very sad things
    Brazil World Cup Stadium Collapse Kills ThreeA crane malfunction occurred today at Itaquerao Stadium in São Paulo.
  40. Brazil’s Pepper-Spray Woman: ‘The Police Are Violent and Cruel Here’Liv Nicolsky Lagerblad de Oliveira has come forward with a long Facebook message.
  41. photo op
    The Story Behind the Brazil Protest’s Shocking Pepper-Spray Photo [Updated]“She wasn’t doing anything,” the photographer tells us. 
  42. photo op
    17 Photos of Brazilians Overreacting to a Nine-Cent Fare Hike [Updated]By rioting in the streets. 
  43. awful things
    American Student Gang-Raped on Brazil MinibusHer companion was beaten and forced to watch.
  44. awful things
    Hundreds Killed in Brazilian Nightclub Fire [Updated]Indoor pyrotechnics seem to be to blame.
  45. equal rites
    Brazil Legalizes Civil Unions for Gay CouplesThe Supreme Court handed down a near-unanimous ruling yesterday.
  46. international intrigue
    President Obama Wisely Decides to Cancel Field Trip to Mayan RuinsThere are enough photos of Obama sightseeing in Latin America while bombs fall in Libya.
  47. early and awesome
    Illiterate Clown Elected to Brazilian CongressLiterally.
  48. the future is coming
    Where Google Street View Is Going, It Doesn’t Need StreetsTo Antarctica!
  49. early and often
    Tepid Climate-Change Agreement Reached After Obama ‘Bursts’ Into India/Brazil/China MeetingApparently, this sort of thing happens.
  50. the morning line
    The Perfect Firetrap • Yesterday’s lethal Bronx fire was a perfect storm of human error: faulty wiring, two dead smoke alarms, no fire escape, the tenants’ panicked attempt to deal with the flame themselves, and a tardy rescue truck. [NYT] • Look who’s back in business: Former mayor Ed Koch will head a commission that will review, and help reform, the state comptroller’s office. Also on the commission: Tom Suozzi, the would-be Spitzer, and the AFL-CIO chief. We’re getting serious “shadow government” vibes. [amNY] • Mathieu Eugene, who beat nine opponents for a City Council seat, is demanding a revote. Despite his decisive victory, Eugene can’t take office: He flouted the residency requirement by living in Canarsie before the election. Meanwhile, leaderless East Flatbush shockingly does not descend into anarchy. [NYDN] • In a Law & Order–worthy case of creative definition of jurisdiction, the Manhattan D.A. is indicting a Brazilian congressman, Paulo Maluf. Maluf has never been in New York, but his money sure was: $11.6 million of it, all allegedly stolen and funneled through a Fifth Avenue bank. [MetroNY] • Speaking of Law & Order: The community-board meeting on renaming a midtown intersection the Jerry Orbach Corner turned into meta-farce when Sam Waterston showed up to address the surly board. The vote ended in hung jury. [NYT]
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