Brazil vote: Executives under scrutiny after coup chatter
Weeks ahead of Brazil’s presidential election, police have carried out search warrants targeting several business leaders who allegedly participated in a private chat group that included comments favoring a possible coup and military involvement in politics.
Vaccination of whole Brazilian city spares it from shortages
A church stands in Serrana, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. The city is small, but the task is sizeable: administering shots over eight weeks to the entire population aged 18 and up — 30,000 people. “It’s a lot of joy, because it’s not just me, it’s for the whole city. Butantan contracted with Chinese firm Sinovac for 46 million doses of its CoronaVac vaccines in September, as well as a transfer of technology for future domestic production. Looming shortages have also been reported in at least four other capitals, according to Brazilian newspaper O Globo.
Rio de Janeiro police arrest outgoing Mayor Marcelo Crivella
Rio de Janeiro Mayor Marcelo Crivella is escorted to a medical exam after his arrest, at the city police headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. Rio de Janeiro state police arrested the outgoing mayor on Tuesday in connection with an alleged kickbacks scheme. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)RIO DE JANEIRO – Rio de Janeiro state police arrested outgoing Mayor Marcelo Crivella on Tuesday in connection with an alleged kickbacks scheme, yet another show of political turmoil in Brazil’s postcard city. Crivella told reporters upon his arrival at the Rio police headquarters on Tuesday that his arrest is unfair. “I am the mayor who most fought corruption in Rio de Janeiro,” Crivella said as he walked into police headquarters.
Brazil voters ignore Bolsonaro's city election endorsements
People wait in line to vote in municipal elections at a polling station at the Rocinha slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov.15, 2020. Voters across Latin America's biggest country are electing mayors and municipal council members. In more than 5,500 cities, Brazilians voted for mayors and city councilors on Sunday. Of the nearly 60 candidates whom the leader backed, only nine advanced, according to a tally by newspaper Estado de S.Paulo. The incumbent Mayor Bruno Covas (PSDB party) didn’t garner enough votes to avoid a runoff against opponent Guilherme Boulos (PSOL party), a Bolsonaro critic.