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Friday, October 30, 2020

President Trump may benefit from his bout with COVID-19 [Video]

When we published yesterday the news that President Donald Trump and his wife Melania have contracted the novel coronavirus, some responses I saw were vile. I saw Twitter responses that were inappropriate to repeat around children (and decent adults, too!) and I saw snark in the other socials from supposed Orthodox Christians! no less, that…

Masked madness makes more messes in our lives

The United States is not alone in the insanity concerning the efficacy of masks against COVID-19 infection. Here in Moscow, Russia, the pattern has been in place that about every two or three weeks, businesses insist that their patrons wear a mask when entering the store. This applies to grocery stores and shopping center stores…

Brazil-Ukraine relations are on the rise

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Uriel Araujo, researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts… Brazil-Ukraine relations are indeed on the rise. For instance, the trade turnover between Ukraine and Brazil (in 2019) increased by 21.5% (compared to the previous year). Ukrainian exports, in their turn, grew by almost 65%, and Brazilian imports by 11.8%.…

Brazil is about to become unofficial NATO member

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst… The Brazilian government on Friday made an announcement on its so-called Defense legal base, a set of documents comprised of the National Defense Policy, National Defense Strategy and White Paper on National Defense. Every four years Brazil’s Congress must approve the three documents. These documents contain…

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show Brazilian Officials Breaking Into An Empty Hospital That...

A video shared on Facebook purportedly shows Brazilian lawmakers breaking into an empty hospital that claimed to have 5,000 COVID-19 patients. Verdict: False The footage actually shows a Brazilian lawmaker inspecting a field hospital that had failed to open on schedule. Fact Check: Since its first case of COVID-19 in late February, Brazil’s government has…

Bolsonaro will politicize his coronavirus infection to regain lost popularity

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst… It is only natural for many people to think Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro testing positive for COVID-19 is a karma for his insistence on minimizing the risks of the disease and a near non-existent management of the pandemic that has led to the death of…

Brazil Now Home To World’s Third-Largest Death Toll After Another Record Daily Jump: Virus...

Summary: Brazil passes Italy to claim world's third-worst death toll Architect of Sweden's no-lockdown strategy says he has no regrets, and doesn't plan to change approach NY to allow drive-in, drive thru graduations Italy sees more good numbers Pakistan reports record jump NYC won't allow outdoor dining until next month Florida reports most new cases…

Brazil Reports Another Record Jump In Cases As Global Total Nears 6 Million: Live...

Summary: Brazil reports another record jump in new cases Boston Marathon cancelled North Carolina reports 827 deaths Premier League soccer to re-start June 17 NY reports just 74 deaths for the second day in a row. Italy reports

Brazil’s Ex-Justice Minister: Bolsonaro ‘Not Fulfilling Promises to Fight Corruption’

Former Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro told Time magazine in an interview Friday that he left the government of President Jair Bolsonaro because he did not feel it was doing enough to fight corruption. Moro, until recently a judge in the regional capital Curitiba, rose to national prominence as the head of a corruption probe known as…

President Trump: ‘We Are Considering’ A Travel Ban On Brazil As Coronavirus Cases Skyrocket

President Donald Trump said during a Tuesday cabinet meeting that he is considering a travel ban on Brazil after the country reached the third-highest number of coronavirus cases in the world.  “We hope that we’re not going to have a problem,” the president said, noting that in Florida, which has the largest population of Brazilian…
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