Rio’s favelas are on their own to stop the spread of COVID-19 | AFP

A team of volunteers sprays disinfectants in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas to stop the spread of COVID-19, saying that the government is not serving these poor neighborhoods, which have to fend for themselves against the pandemic.

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Brazilian couple wear space suits as virus protection | AFP

Tercio and Alicea Galdino, a Brazilian couple from Rio de Janeiro, have become minor celebrities on the beaches of Copacabana, as they stroll the pier in their astronaut-like suits as protection against the coronavirus.

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Brazil’s Rio authorities allow some businesses to reopen despite COVID-19 death toll | AFP

Residents of Rio de Janeiro walk on a shopping district as local authorities allow gyms, bars, restaurants and other stores to reopen despite Brazil’s high COVID-19 death toll. IMAGES

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Rio de Janeiro pays tribute to Brazil’s workers, victims of coronavirus | AFP

Brazil honours essential workers and victims of the coronavirus with a tribute projected onto the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, where a message from Pope Francis was scheduled to be broadcast but was cancelled due to strong winds.

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Coronavirus Is Killing Brazil and Bolsonaro Still Doesn’t Think There’s a Problem

Brazil has the second-highest coronavirus death rate in the world, after the United States. VICE News’ Seb Walker traveled from Rio de Janeiro to the remote regions of the Amazon to show the impact of COVID-19 and government inaction on some of Brazil’s most vulnerable populations.

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Police convoy reportedly carrying ex-aide to Bolsonaro’s son arrives to prison | AFP

A police convoy reportedly carrying Fabricio Queiroz, a former aide to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s son Flavio, arrives at the Benfica prison in Rio de Janeiro after he was arrested in a corruption probe that could prove damaging for the far-right leader and his family. IMAGES

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Dozens of people on the street in Rio de Janeiro as Brazil reopens shops | AFP

Dozens of people are seen on the streets of Rio de Janeiro on the first day that shopping centres are allowed to reopen in Brazil, despite the fact that the country remains the hardest-hit by the coronavirus in Latin America with more than 40,000 deaths — currently the third highest death toll in the world. IMAGES

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Graves dug on Rio’s beach to protest against govt handling of pandemic | AFP

A hundred graves are dug as a symbolic gesture on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach to protest against Brazil’s government handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. IMAGES

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Brazilians get tested for COVID-19 at drive-through testing site | AFP

Brazilians get tested for COVID-19 without leaving their vehicles at a drive-through testing site in Niteroi, near Rio de Janeiro. IMAGES

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Citizen’s Unrest & Brazil’s Little Flu & Know Your Enemy | VICE on SHOWTIME

Alzo Slade heads to Minneapolis to see the center of the nationwide protest movement against the killing of black Americans by law enforcement.

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Surfers hit Ipanema beach as Rio eases virus restrictions | AFP

Surfers, sportsmen and beach-goers enjoy the reopening of Ipanema as Rio de Janeiro eases coronavirus stay-at-home order restrictions, despite Brazil surpassing the 30,000 COVID-19 deaths.

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Cariocas stroll down Rio beach as city eases virus stay-at-home order | AFP

Swimming is allowed on Ipanema beach as Rio de Janeiro eases coronavirus stay-at-home order restrictions despite Brazil nearing the 30,000 COVID-19 death toll.

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Brazil cemetery offers free funeral services for low income families | AFP

The Duque de Caxias public cemetery in Rio de Janeiro’s suburbs opened less than a month ago and offers free funeral services to families with low incomes.

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Brazil police raid Rio governor’s official residence over virus funds | AFP

Brazilian police raid the official residence of Wilson Witzel, the governor of Rio de Janeiro, as part of an investigation into the misappropriation of funds allocated to field hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Entierran a joven que murió de COVID-19 en Río de Janeiro

En el estado de Río de Janeiro, más de 3.200 personas han muerto y más de 30.300 fueron reportadas infectadas por COVID-19

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Military band plays for residents at Brazil shelter | AFP

Brazilian army and navy personnel disinfect a shelter in Rio de Janeiro while a military band performs to liven the mood for residents.

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Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer gets a facemask | AFP

The image of a facemask is projected onto the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to encourage the use of masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Catholic priest blesses Rio de Janeiro from the skies | AFP

Father Omar Raposo flies over Rio de Janeiro and Christ the Redeemer to ask for Jesus to watch over the city, as many below stay indoors and practise social distancing over Easter. Brazil now has over 22,000 cases of the coronavirus, and over 1,200 deaths.

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Escuelas de samba de Río de Janeiro cosen trajes de protección para personal que enfrenta al COVID-1

Escuelas de samba de Río de Janeiro cosen trajes de protección para personal que enfrenta al COVID-19

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Rio firefighter plays uplifting trumpet at 150 ft

A firefighter in Rio de Janeiro plays uplifting songs on the trumpet perched atop a firetruck ladder 150 feet in the air for the city’s residents during the coronavirus pandemic. (April 7)

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Rio’s iconic Sugarloaf Mountain closed due to COVID-19 | AFP

The iconic Sugarloaf Mountain, one of Rio de Janeiro’s main tourist attraction, is closed as an emergency measure to stop the spread of COVID-19. IMAGES

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Tourists, nationals ‘not worried’ about coronavirus case in Brazil | AFP

Tourists and residents of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro say they are “not worried” about the novel coronavirus after the health ministry announced that a Sao Paulo resident has been diagnosed with Covid-19, the first case recorded in Latin America.

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Sao Clemente samba school launches second night of Rio carnival | AFP

Members of the Sao Clemente samba school perform during their last night of the Rio’s Carnival parade at the Sambadrome Marques de Sapucai in Rio de Janeiro, with dances, colorful costumes and eye-catching floats. IMAGES

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