Brazil has recorded half a million COVID-19 deaths, a toll second only to the US that shows few signs of easing.
- by Julia Leite, Gabriela Mestre, Luana Vicentina and Bloomberg News
“It’s like an answer to the pandemic itself. This bridge is strung up across the Apurimac and we can tell the world we are coming out if this little by little.”
- by Carlos Valdez
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said he could count on police officers “whatever happens,” as the far-right former army captain dubbed the country’s state military police “my army”.
- by Eduardo Simões
National Geographic announced this week it will recognise the body of water that encircles Antarctica and runs along Australia’s southern coast near Victoria, as the world’s fifth.
- by Paulina Firozi
The country’s second-largest lake is gone. It dried up about five years ago. Its people and language are struggling to stay alive.
- by Carlos Valdez
He was an unlikely presidential candidate, a rural teacher who for the past 25 years has seen his students struggle in crumbling schools where his colleagues also cook and sweep floors.
- by Marco Aquino and Marcelo Rochabrun
Brazil has the world’s second deadliest outbreak with more than 461,000 deaths and a very slow immunisation pace due to the lack of vaccines.
- by Tatiana Bautzer
“The guy didn’t even ask what we came here to do,” Colombian Juan Bojacá said. “I had practiced like 80 times how to say ‘vaccines’ in English.”
- by Ernesto Londoño, Daniel Politi and Santi Carneri
The Brazilian President inaugurated a bridge that allows access to areas where major reserves of niobium have been found.
- by Anthony Boadle
But that’s no excuse to sit around waiting for it to happen, say the researchers who quantified the regeneration.
- by Umberto Bacchi
Almost every morning Juliet appears. She swoops onto the zoo’s macaw enclosure and, through the fence, engages in behaviour that looks like conjugal canoodling.
- by David Biller