Brazil’s Anvisa approves Russian Sputnik V vaccine, with conditions

Brazil’s Anvisa approves Russian Sputnik V vaccine, with conditions

BRASILIA — Brazilian health regulator Anvisa on Friday gave the green light for states to import the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, but with conditions attached. Anvisa’s board voted 4-1 to grant the conditional approval after more than seven hours of deliberation, following the recommendation of its technical staff earlier in the day. Anvisa also…

Brazil’s real plunges as unemployment soars, set for best month in 2021

Brazil’s real plunges as unemployment soars, set for best month in 2021

Brazil’s real dropped on Friday as unemployment jumped to record levels and a spike in coronavirus deaths dented sentiment, although expectations of interest rate hikes and a weak dollar led the currency to gain most among its Latin American peers in April. The real dropped 1.3% after unemployment soared to a record 14.4 million in…

Brazil’s coronavirus nightmare: ‘Bolsonaro is more isolated than ever’

Brazil’s coronavirus nightmare: ‘Bolsonaro is more isolated than ever’

With infections soaring and the economy weakening again, the president is struggling to keep his government together

Brazil’s Defense Minister Resigns in Surprise Move

Brazil’s Defense Minister Resigns in Surprise Move

Brazil’s Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva is stepping down, a surprise move that marks the second change in President Jair Bolsonaro’s cabinet within hours.