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  • Thursday, February 15th 2024 - 10:33 UTC

    Covid-19 cases on the rise in Sao Paulo and in the region

    It is possible to have both viruses at the same time: Covid-19 and dengue

    Authorities in the city of São Paulo have reported that the number of Covid-19 cases more than tripled between the first epidemiological week of 2024 (Dec. 31, 2023, to Jan. 6, 2024) and the sixth (Feb. 4 to 10) after growing from 881 detections to 3,443, according to the interactive panel of the Municipal Health Department (SMS).

  • Monday, November 27th 2023 - 08:07 UTC

    Brazilian drug gang goes global, The Economist reports

    Gakiya said he was targeted by the PCC

    According to an article in The Economist last week, Brazil's largest drug gang now has links throughout Europe. The First Capital Command (PCC), a gang officially born after a deadly football match between prison inmates in São Paulo in August 1993, has grown to some 40,000 life members and another 60,000 “contractors,” which would make it one of the world's largest criminal groups.

  • Thursday, November 16th 2023 - 09:59 UTC

    Heat and negligence leave 2-yr-old dead in São Paulo

    The victim was forgotten inside the school bus in scorching heat all day long

    Two-year-old Apollo Gabriel Rodrigues was pronounced dead on arrival at a São Paulo hospital on Wednesday after being neglected by the school bus driver and his wife, who left him in the vehicle all day in scorching temperatures.

  • Monday, November 6th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    Storm in São Paulo leaves at least 7 people dead

    Parts of the State still have electricity and water supply problems

    Local authorities confirmed Sunday that the death toll from the storm that hit São Paulo last Friday had risen to 7, Agencia Brasil reported. The latest victim accounted for was a crew member of a boat that sank off Ilhabela while two survivors from the same vessel had been rescued, according to the State’s Civil Defense.

  • Tuesday, October 24th 2023 - 09:21 UTC

    New school attack leaves one student dead in Brazil

    “We are appalled at yet another terrible attack in our schools,” São Paulo Governor Tarcísio de Freitas wrote on X

    At least one student was killed and three other people were injured during a shooting spree at a public school in São Paulo, Brazilian authorities said. “During the shooting attack, three students were hit. One student died and three others are being treated at the Sapopemba General Hospital, one of whom was wounded while trying to flee during the attack,” the São Paulo State Governor's office explained in a statement.

  • Saturday, October 7th 2023 - 09:14 UTC

    False bomb threats affect flights from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires

    Both flights were carrying Argentine fans who supported Boca Juniors against Palmeiras on Thursday evening

    Argentina's Airport Security Police (PSA) Friday enacted its explosives deactivation protocol at Buenos Aires' Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport after two flights inbound from Sao Paulo's Guarulhos were said to be carrying a bomb aboard each. Two simultaneous bomb threats were received at the Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 call center, it was reported.

  • Friday, August 4th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    Brazil's black movement calls for end to Operation Shield

    “The residents are absolutely frightened, terrified,” said Elaine Mineiro

    After police action resulted in the killing of at least 16 people in Guarujá, where extra-judiciary executions are also said to have taken place, members of the South American country's black movement staged a demonstration Thursday in front of the Public Security Secretariat (SSP) in downtown São Paulo, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Thursday, August 3rd 2023 - 10:07 UTC

    Random executions reported in Brazilian State of São Paulo

    The Public Security Secretariat has maintained there is no evidence of these allegations

    Brazilian Military Police (PM) forces have allegedly committed extra-judiciary executions during Operation Shield in the past few days in the city of Guarujá, on the coast of São Paulo, Agencia Brasil reported Wednesday. The officers randomly killed people identified as former prison inmates or with a police record, according to residents of the neighborhoods where the deaths occurred.

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 2023 - 10:35 UTC

    Ten killed in controversial police raid in Brazilian State of São Paulo

    “I am extremely satisfied with the police action,” said Governor De Freitas.

    Brazilian authorities in the State of São Paulo confirmed ten people had died in a law enforcement operation following the murder of 30-year-old Military Police officer Patrick Bastos Reis. Commissioner Antônio Sucupira of Guarujá's Civil Police said two other people died Monday after Governor Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas had spoken of eight casualties. Ten others were arrested, including the suspected shooter, it was reported.

  • Monday, May 29th 2023 - 10:19 UTC

    Bolsonaro has offended all journalists, São Paulo court rules

    According to the plaintiffs, the former president's statements were given “in a hostile, disrespectful, and humiliating manner”

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro must pay some US$ 10,000 in compensation for “collective moral damage” after having offended journalists while in office, a court of appeals ruled last week on a case filed in 2021 by the Union of Journalists of São Paulo.

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