Brazil’s political tug of war over coronavirus vaccines

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A crowded street is shown with some people wearing face masks.

Pedestrians, some wearing protective face masks, walk through a street market in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 25, 2020.

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Debate over the safety and effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines to be used in Brazil is becoming a political tug of war. And, more than 10 years since Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky’s death inspired the US Magnitsky Act, which sanctions human rights abuses, the EU has approved its own human rights sanctions law. Also, to fend off boredom during the latest pandemic lockdown, the Sea Life London Aquarium has been showing its gentoo penguins Christmas movies.


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