photos

Brazil

Flamengo soccer fans clash with the police during the team's arrival for a match against Internacional for the penultimate round of the Brazilian Championship, at Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If Internacional wins today's match the team has enough points to win the championship outright.

Photo by AP/PTI

A sign that reads in on Portuguese "Vaccination saves lives" is tied to a bicycle as demonstrators assemble a giant doll representing Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro during a protest against the government's response in combating COVID-19 and demanding the impeachment of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, in Brasilia, Brazil.

Photo by AP/PTI

A senior, wearing Carnival accessories, flashes a thumbs up as she receives her second dose of China's Sinovac CoronaVac vaccine, during a priority vaccination program for the elderly at the Bezerra de Menezes Asylum in Brasilia, Brazil.

Photo by AP/PTI

A member of a “bate-bola” or ball hitters group - men who dress up in exuberant, identical, hand-made costumes known as “fantasias” - makes a brief appearance as part of a Carnival tradition despite restrictions due to the new coronavirus pandemic, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio’s city government officially suspended Carnival and warns it will have no tolerance for those who try to celebrate with open street parades or clandestine parties.

AP Photo/Bruna Prado

Healthcare workers Diego Feitosa Ferreira, 28, right, and Clemilton Lopes de Oliveira, 41, travel on a boat to the Santa Rosa community, Amazonas state, Brazil, to vaccinate residents with the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Navigating complex waterways to reach remote communities in Brazil‚ Amazon is only the first challenge for the healthcare workers vaccinating Indigenous and riverine people against the new coronavirus.

Photo by AP/PTI

Parade float elements lie in a jumble in the Unidos de Bangu samba school workshop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where activity has halted due to the cancellation of Carnival amid the new coronavirus pandemic. The celebration is on hold until next year as Rio struggles with a rise in COVID-19 cases.

AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo

A mannequin head dons a Carnival feather headdress for sale at a costume party store in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The cancellation of Carnival celebrations due to the new coronavirus pandemic has created a deep economic hole for many businesses dependent on the massive crowds attracted to the annual street party.

AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo

Maria Jose da Silva, 101, receives a shot of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 as part of a priority vaccination program for the elderly at a vaccination center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Photo by AP/PTI

Goalkeeper John of Brazil's Santos challenges Luiz Adriano of Brazil's Palmeiras during the Copa Libertadores final soccer match at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.

AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo

A worker wearing protective gear disinfects the pitch as a precaution against the new coronavirus during the half break of a Copa Libertadores final soccer match between Brazil's Palmeiras and Brazil's Santos at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Mauro Pimentel/Pool via AP

Marinho of Brazil's Santos, left, and Matias Vina of Brazil's Palmeiras battle for the ball during a Copa Libertadores final soccer match at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Ricardo Moraes/Pool via AP

Matias Vina of Brazil's Palmeiras, top, takes a piece of the goal net after winning the Copa Libertadores final soccer match against Brazil's Santos at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Palmeiras won 1-0.

Ricardo Moraes/Pool via AP

Luan of Brazil's Palmeiras celebrates with his children after his team defeated 1-0 Brazil's Santos in the Copa Libertadores final soccer match at the Maracana stadium in RIo de Janerio, Brazil.

Ricardo Moraes/Pool via AP

Felipe Melo of Brazil's Palmeiras celebrates with the trophy after his team won the Copa Libertadores final soccer match beating 1-0 Brazil's Santos at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.

AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo

Players of Brazil's Palmeiras celebrate with the trophy after beating 1-0 Brazil's Santos to win the Copa Libertadores final soccer match at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo

Felipe Melo of Brazil's Palmeiras holds up the trophy as he celebrates with teammates after winning the Copa Libertadores final soccer match against Brazil's Santos at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Palmeiras won 1-0.

Photo by AP/PTI

Players of Brazil's Palmeiras celebrate with the trophy after winning the Copa Libertadores final soccer match against Brazil's Santos at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Palmeiras won 1-0.

Photo by AP/PTI

Coach Abel Ferreira of Brazil's Palmeiras celebrates with the trophy after winning the Copa Libertadores final soccer match against Brazil's Santos at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Palmeiras won 1-0.

Photo by AP/PTI

Despite restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19, thousands crowd Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

AP Photo/Bruna Prado

A demonstrator shows her red-painted hands representing the blood of the more than 200,000 deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil, during a protest against the government's response in combating COVID-19 and demanding the impeachment of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, in Brasilia.

AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

Terezinha da Conceicao, 80, left, and Dulcinea da Silva Lopes, 59, become the first women to receive the COVID-19 vaccine produced by China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd, during the start of the vaccination program in front of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Photo by AP/PTI

Health worker Vanda Ortega, from the Witoto Indigenous group and dressed in traditional clothing, shows her vaccination card after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine produced by China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd, during the start of the vaccination program in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil.

Photo by AP/PTI

A woman gets a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd. at the Hospital das Clinicas in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

AP Photo/Carla Carniel

A health worker stands in front of an empty oxygen tank station, the only station at Joventina Dias Hospital, a small clinic in Manaus, Brazil. Hospital staff and relatives of COVID-19 patients rushed to provide facilities with oxygen tanks just flown into the city as doctors chose which patients would breathe amid dwindling stocks and an effort to airlift some of them to other states.

AP Photo/Edmar Barros

Rafael Santos Borre of Argentina's River Plate, left, and Kuscevic of Brazil's Palmeiras battle for the ball during a Copa Libertadores semifinal second leg soccer match at the Allianz Parque stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Photo by AP/PTI

Aquarist Felipe Luna dressed in a Santa Claus costume swims inside a tank at the AquaRio aquarium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. To raise awareness of the importance of protecting marine life, staff dressed as Santa Claus will dive daily to feed the sharks until Christmas Day.

AP/PTI Photo

Abilio Nunes, a Santa Claus performer, waves to children from inside a bubble, a protective measure against the spread of COVID-19, at a shopping center in Brasilia, Brazil.

AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

Rony of Brazil's Palmeiras, right, celebrates with teammate Raphael Veiga after scoring his side's 2nd goal during a Copa Libertadores quarterfinal second leg soccer match against Paraguay's Libertad at the Allianz Parque stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Photo by AP/PTI

A container carrying the experimental COVID-19 vaccine CoronaVac is unloaded from a cargo plane that arrived from China at Guarulhos International Airport in Guarulhos, near Sao Paulo, Brazil.

AP/PTI

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro greets supporters after voting during the run-off municipal elections in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Bolsonaro, who sometimes has embraced the label "Trump of the Tropics," said Sunday he'll wait a little longer before recognizing the U.S. election victory of Joe Biden, while also echoing President Donald Trump's allegations of irregularities in the U.S. vote.

Photo by AP/PTI

Coach Renato Gaucho of Brazil's Gremio wears a jersey in homage to the late Diego Maradona during a Copa Libertadores round of 16 first leg soccer match in Asuncion, Paraguay.

Nathalia Aguilar/Pool via AP

People stand next to a mural made by graffiti artist Angelo Campos in honor of late Argentina's soccer legend Diego Maradona at a favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo

Employees douse a fire set by protesters inside a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

AP Photo/Andre Penner

Protesters knock products off the shelf inside a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media.

AP/PTI

Brazil's Pedro, front, and Venezuela's Yordan Osorio battle for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Photo by AP/PTI

Brazil's Danilo, left, and Venezuela's Yeferson Soteldo battle for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Photo by AP/PTI

Brazil's Marquinhos celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal against Bolivia during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the Neo Quimica arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Buda Mendes/Pool via AP

Players of Brazil celebrate their side's opening goal scored by teammate Marquinhos during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 against Boliviaat the Neo Quimica arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Buda Mendes/Pool via AP

Brazil's Roberto Firmino, second from left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's 2nd goal against Bolivia during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the Neo Quimica arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Buda Mendes/Pool via AP

Brazil's Rodrygo kicks the ball as Bolivia's Jose Sagredo challenges him during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the Neo Quimica arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Buda Mendes/Pool via AP

Brazil's Danilo, right, fights for the ball with Bolivia's Bruno Miranda during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the Neo Quimica arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Buda Mendes/Pool via AP

Brazil's Roberto Firmino, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's 3rd goal during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 against Bolivia at the Neo Quimica arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Buda Mendes/Pool via AP

Players of Brazil celebrate their side's 4th goal against Bolivia scored by teammate Rodrygo, during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the Neo Quimica arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Amanda Perobelli/Pool via AP

Brazil's Neymar, right, fights for the ball with Bolivia's Jesus Sagredo during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the Neo Quimica arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Amanda Perobelli/Pool via AP

Brazil's Philippe Coutinho, third from left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's 5th goal during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 against Bolivia at the Neo Quimica arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Amanda Perobelli/Pool via AP

A Jaguar named Ousado, who suffered second-degree burns during fires in the Pantanal region, rests in his cage after treatment at the headquarters of Nex Felinos, an NGO aimed at defending endangered wild cats, in the city of Corumba, Goias state, Brazil. Two Jaguars, a male and a female, were rescued from the great Pantanal fire and are receiving treatment with laser, ozone therapies and cell injections to hasten recovery of burned tissue.

AP/PTI

Rodrigues of Brazil's Gremio, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's second goal against Chile's Universidad Catolica during a Copa Libertadores soccer match in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Photo by AP/PTI

Pepe of Brazil's Gremio, right, fights for the ball with players of Chile's Universidad Catolica during a Copa Libertadores soccer match in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Photo by AP/PTI

The paws of a Jaguar named Amanaci, who suffered third-degree burns during the fires in the Pantanal region, are shown in detail at the headquarters of Nex Felinos, an NGO aimed at defending endangered wild cats, in the city of Corumba, Goias state, Brazil.

AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

Veterinarians work on the paws of a Jaguar named Amanaci, who suffered third degree burns during the fires in the Pantanal region, at the headquarters of Nex Felinos, an NGO aimed at defending endangered wild cats, in the city of Corumba, Goias state, Brazil. Two Jaguars, a male and a female, were rescued from the great Pantanal fire and are receiving treatment with laser, ozone therapies and cell injections to hasten recovery of burned tissue.

AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

Pedro Henrique of Brazil's Athletico Paranaense, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's opening goal during a Copa Libertadores soccer match against Chile's Colo Colo at the Arena da Baixada stadium in Curitiba, Brazil.

AP/PTI Photo

The dry climate and fires create a residual layer of thick pollutants that cover the city of São Paulo, Brazil. According to Climatempo meteorologists, the city of São Paulo may experience black rain, due to pollution and soot from the burning of the Pantanal and also from the interior of the state. In addition to the darker rain, there is a possibility that the sky will turn orange during the day. The forecast for the next few days is strong, but with rain.

Photo: Marcelo Machado de Melo/Fotoarena/Sipa USA (Sipa via AP Images)

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second right, and Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo, right, are received at a reception center in the Boa Vista Air Base in Roraima, Brazil. The stop in Brazil is part of Pompeo’s three-day visit of his South American tour.

Photo by AP/PTI

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, wearing a mask to curb the spread of COVID-19, hands a pen to Health Minister Gen. Eduardo Pazuelo, left, at Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. After almost four months overseeing the COVID-19 response as interim health minister, Gen. Eduardo Pazuello will finally be made a full minister.

AP/PTI Photo

Alligators and an egret stand on the banks of the Bento Gomes river next to the Transpantaneira road at the Pantanal wetlands near Pocone, Mato Grosso state, Brazil. A vast swath of the vital wetlands is burning in Brazil, sweeping across several national parks and obscuring the sun behind dense smoke.

AP Photo/Andre Penner

People enjoy the Ipanema beach amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilians are packing the beaches and bars this weekend, taking advantage of a long holiday to indulge in normal life even as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on.

AP Photo/Bruna Prado

A worker from Brazil's state-run environment agency IBAMA places his gloved hand on the truck of a tree in an area consumed by fire near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil.

AP Photo/Andre Penner

An aerial view of an area consumed by fire and cleared near Novo Progresso in Para state, Brazil.

AP Photo/Andre Penner

Workers from Brazil's state-run environment agency IBAMA speak with a farmer about an area consumed by fire near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil.

AP Photo/Andre Penner

Workers from Brazil's state-run environment agency IBAMA check an area consumed by fire near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil.

AP Photo/Andre Penner

Land recently burned and deforested by cattle farmers stands empty near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil.

AP Photo/Andre Penner

Land recently burned and deforested by cattle farmers stands empty near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil.

AP Photo/Andre Penner

Land recently burned and deforested by cattle farmers stands empty near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil.

AP Photo/Andre Penner

Cargo trucks travel on the BR-163 highway as smoke billows from a nearby field consumed by fire, near Novo Progresso, Para state.

AP Photo/Andre Penner

Clouds of smoke billow from a field consumed by fire near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil.

AP Photo/Andre Penner

Flames travel along the floor of a field near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil.

AP Photo/Andre Penner

Clouds of smoke billow from a field consumed by fire near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil.

AP Photo/Andre Penner

Clouds of smoke billow from a field consumed by fire near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil. According to a local farmer, the fire was set by ranchers to clear the land for soy cultivation.

AP Photo/Andre Penner

Kayapo Indigenous protesters block highway BR-163 with a banner that reads in Portuguese "Defending the Amazon. Without listening to Indigenous people, there will be no concession and nor grain railway," near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil. The protesters blocked the road to pressure Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to better protect them from COVID-19, to extend damages payments for road construction near their land, and to consult them on a proposed railway to transport soybeans and corn.

AP Photo/Andre Penner

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a ceremony before a planeload of humanitarian aid takes off for Lebanon, including medical supplies and experts to assist in the wake of the explosion in Beirut, at the Air Force base in Guarulhos, gretar Sao Paulo area, Brazil.

AP/PTI

Crosses and red balloons are placed in the sand on Copacabana beach in a demonstration organized by Rio de Paz to honor the victims of COVID-19, as the country heads to a milestone of 100,000 new coronavirus related deaths, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Photo by AP/PTI

The Christ the Redeemer statue is lit up with an image depicting the Lebanon national flag in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in solidarity for the victims of Tuesday's explosion in Beirut.

AP/PTI Photo

Dogs occupy roadside stalls lying empty due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Dharamsala. India is the third hardest-hit country by the pandemic in the world after the United States and Brazil.

AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia

Wearing masks to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro and his wife Michelle Bolsonaro, arrive to attend the launching of a rights guarantee program for rural women, at the Planalto Presidential Palace in Brasilia, Brazil.

AP/PTI Photo

Cemetery workers build a new section to make space for new burials at Campo da Esperanca cemetery, in the Taguatinga neighborhood of Brasilia, Brazil. Brazil is nearing 2 million cases of COVID-19 and 75,000 deaths.

AP/PTI

Cemetery workers in protective clothing bury three victims of the new coronavirus at the Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brazil is nearing 2 million cases of COVID-19 and 75,000 deaths.

AP/PTI

A restaurant worker wearing a mask cleans the windows as the restaurant reopens amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Bars, restaurants and beauty salons were allowed to re-open after over three months of quarantine, and are required to observe preventative measures and reduced operating hours only during the day.

AP/PTI Photo

People play with a soccer ball on Copacabana beach amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro authorities began to ease the city's lockdown amid the growing COVID-19 pandemic.

AP/PTI Photo

The Christ the Redeemer statue is lit up with a message that reads in Portuguese; "More than 500 thousand lives world" in reference to the people who have died from COVID-19 worldwide, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

AP/PTI Photo

LGBT demonstrators protest against Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro and the way he is managing the new coronavirus pandemic and to demand respect for the LGBT rights, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

AP /PTI Photo

Demonstrators take part in a protest in support of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro amid the outbreak of the new coronavirus at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Photo by AP/PTI

This undated photo provided by AMLD in June 2020 shows endangered golden lion tamarins which live in the wild only in Brazil's Atlantic rainforest. In the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, scientists monitoring the devastating impacts of yellow fever on golden lion tamarins are unable to work in closed forest reserves.

AP/PTI

People protest against racism and hate crimes during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Sao Goncalo, Brazil spurred by the death of a 14-year-old black boy who was killed inside his house during a police operation.

AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo

Women talk outside a closed outfit store during a quarantine imposed by the state government to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

AP/PTI Photo

Indigenous leader Kretan Kaingang wears a protective face with a hashtag that reads in Portuguese: "Out Bolsonaro", during a protest demanding the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro, in front of the National Congress in Brasilia, Brazil. As Brazil careens toward a full-blown public health emergency and economic meltdown, opponents have filed a request for Bolsonaro's impeachment based on his mishandling of the new coronavirus pandemic.

AP/PTI Photo

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, left, talks with his Chief of Staff Braga Neto, both wearing masks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at an event promoting a government campaign against domestic violence at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil.

AP/PTI

Residents, some wearing masks due to COVID-19, look at the bodies of people on the sidewalk who died during an armed confrontation, after the bodies were brought from inside the Alemao slum complex to one of slum's entrances in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to the civil police, 10 people were found dead during a police operation against alleged drug traffickers.

AP/PTI

A city worker puts face masks on the "Monumento as Bandeiras," a monument in honor of Brazil's colonizers by Italian-Brazilian sculptor Victor Brecheret, to promote mask wearing amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

AP Photo/Andre Penner

Nurses lay on the ground to represent colleagues who died in their fight against the new coronavirus pandemic, during a protest marking International Nurses Day, in Brasilia, Brazil.

AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

Nurses lay on the ground to represent colleagues who died in their fight against the new coronavirus pandemic, during a protest marking International Nurses Day, in Brasilia, Brazil.

AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

A worker of SOS Funeral, wearing protection equipment, prepares to remove the body of Eldon Cascais, who according to relatives, had pre-existing conditions and died at his house after having trouble breathing, amid the new coronavirus outbreak in Manaus, Brazil.

AP Photo/Felipe Dana

The Portuguese word "Hunger" is projected over the Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue amid the new coronavirus outbreak in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

AP Photo/Leo Correa

In this photo, firefighter Elielson Silva plays his trumpet from the top of a ladder for residents cooped up at home, during a lockdown to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Photo by AP/PTI

Relatives mourn while awaiting the removal of the body of Arlen Laranjeira Bezerra, 39, a victim of the new coronavirus and who died in circumstances still unknown after fleeing the emergency room of the Delphina Rinaldi Abdel Aziz Hospital in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil. Bezerra was admitted to the hospital to undergo treatment for COVID-19 disease and after escaping from the hospital at dawn, his body was found by family members approximately 200 meters from the hospital.

Photo by AP/PTI

Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue is lit up as if wearing a protective mask amid the new coronavirus pandemic, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The message "Mask saves" is written in Portuguese.

Photo by AP/PTI

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro embraces his daughter during a protest against his former Minister of Justice Sergio Moro and the Supreme Court, in front of the Planalto presidential palace, in Brasilia, Brazil.

Photo by AP/PTI

Evangelicals from the Fountain of Faith church pray for Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro outside Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil.

Photo by AP/PTI

An empty coffin stands against the wall at the entrance of a funeral home during the COVID-19 pandemic at the Nossa Senhora das Gracas cemetery in Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cases of the new coronavirus are overwhelming hospitals, morgues and cemeteries across Brazil as Latin America’s largest nation veers closer to becoming one of the world’s pandemic hot spots.

AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro pauses as he and his economy minister speak to the press as he leaves his presidential residence Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, Brazil.

Photo by AP/PTI

A member of a cultural center wears a mask to protect himself against the spread of the new coronavirus, as he donates food for poor families in Turano favela, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The governors of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the states hardest hit by the virus, have banned public gatherings, closed schools and businesses and called for strict social distancing.

AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo