Jair Bolsonaro

The Story of Covid-19 around World

Almost no place has been spared — and no one.

The virus that first emerged a year ago in Wuhan, China, swept across the world in 2020, leaving havoc in its wake. More than any event in memory, the pandemic has been a global event. On every continent, households have felt its devastation — joblessness and lockdowns, infirmity and death. And an abiding, relentless fear.

"You have 48 hours"

President Jair Bolsonaro's right-wing government has been criticized by state governors and public health experts for its unwillingness to tackle the pandemic, and for inventing a hastily drawn up and flawed plan.

Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon Reaches 12 years High

Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has surged to its highest level since 2008, the country's space agency (Inpe) reports.

 A total of 11,088 sq km (4,281 sq miles) of rainforest were destroyed from August 2019 to July 2020. This is a 9.5% increase from the previous year.

The Amazon is a vital carbon store that slows down the pace of global warming.