The Genetic Signal of Ancient Australians in South America Goes Deeper Than We Knew

The extent of Australasian influence into the ancient bloodlines of early South American cultures looks to be even greater than scientists thought, according to new research. In 2015, a pair of scientific studies identified an intriguing link: evidence of Indigenous Australian, Melanesian, and South Asian genetics embedded in modern Native American populations living in the

Brazil leader names new top diplomat amid Cabinet shake-up

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The leaders of all three branches of Brazil’s armed forces jointly resigned Tuesday following President Jair Bolsonaro’s replacement of the defense minister, causing widespread apprehension of a military shakeup to serve the president’s political interests. The Defense Ministry reported the resignations — apparently unprecedented since at least the end of

Brazil’s foreign, defence ministers resign in blow to Bolsonaro

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is under pressure as COVID-19 deaths and infections surge in the country. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday lost two ministers when his combative Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo stepped down over struggles to get coronavirus vaccines and Defence Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva unexpectedly quit. The departure of two ministers in

Many Brazilians disregard the pleas to stay at home

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Authorities in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro begged the population to stay home, but thousands of Brazilians are traveling to coastal cities and ignoring recommendations on the first weekend of a 10-day holiday period decreed to contain the increase in COVID-19 infections in the country. Some residents are clearing

In Brazil, moms are bearing the brunt of pandemic's blow

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Sao Paulo city officials put out a call last month for 4,500 public school cleaning jobs, targeting Brazilian mothers affected by the raging pandemic, they were… Disclaimer: If you need to update/edit/remove this news or article then please contact our support team Learn more

Bolsonaro under fire as Brazil hits 300,000 virus deaths

SAO PAULO (AP) — Mere miles from Brazil’s presidential palace, the bodies of COVID-19 victims were laid on floors of hospitals whose morgues were overflowing. Lawmakers fielded calls from panicked constituents across the country, where thousands awaited intensive care beds, and they had no effective health minister to turn to Sunday. Meanwhile, a smiling President