Wednesday, May 29

Brazil

Brazil to Accelerate the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Brazil, News

Brazil to Accelerate the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Brazil is going to accelerate the tackling of greenhouse gas emissions in the country. By 2030, 50 percent should be reduced instead of the 43 percent mentioned earlier.   Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says in a video message for the COP26 climate summit that his environment minister Pereira Leite has approved the new climate target. Unlike many other government leaders and heads of state, Bolsonaro did not travel to Glasgow for the climate summit. Other notable absences include Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Brazilian Corona Deaths are Peaking But Bolsonaro Persists
Brazil, News

Brazilian Corona Deaths are Peaking But Bolsonaro Persists

In Brazil, the threshold of 4,000 corona deaths in one day was crossed for the first time yesterday. "If Brazil doesn't get this under control, it will remain a threat to the rest of the world."   According to the Brazilian Ministry of Health's most fresh valuation, 4,195 covid deaths were added in 24 hours. With a total of 336,947 corona deaths, the country with 212 million inhabitants is the second most affected nation in the biosphere in absolute numbers, after the United States. The sharp increase in the death toll in Brazil since the end of February is explained by non-compliance with corona measures and the rapid spread of a more contagious and deadly variant of the disease. Despite the numbers, President Jair Bolsonaro continues to oppose the social distance rules imposed b...
Brazilian President Bolsonaro Himself Does Not Want A Vaccine
Brazil, News

Brazilian President Bolsonaro Himself Does Not Want A Vaccine

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will not be vaccinated against Covid-19. But he stresses that the vaccines will be distributed and administered immediately when available.   Bolsonaro said on social media that it is his right to refrain from vaccination. The country has now ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine from the laboratories of AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. Conservative Bolsonaro convincingly won the presidential election in October 2018. He has been harshly criticized this year for his approach to the coronavirus. Bolsonaro calls the virus a kind of flu. He believes the danger is exaggerated and that strict corona measures do more harm than good. He has infected himself in July and is accused of reacting too laxly to the virus. However, Bolsonaro is gai...
Brazilian Fishermen Rescue Boat with African Refugees
Brazil, International, News

Brazilian Fishermen Rescue Boat with African Refugees

Brazilian Fishermen Rescue Boat with African Refugees. In Brazil, 25 African refugees have been brought ashore today. They were rescued from the sea by fishermen, the eMedium and authorities of the Brazilian Maranhao region report.   It is exceptional that migrant boats make the long crossing from West Africa to South America. The refugees were dehydrated and needed urgent food and medical assistance. According to G1, a Brazilian website, their boat was on the road for weeks. The refugees came from Senegal, Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone and the Cape Verde Islands. There were also two Brazilians on board. The Brazilian police are investigating whether crimes have been committed against the refugees.