The 66-year-old Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro had been complaining publicly since last week about suffering from the hiccups following July 3 surgery on a dental implant.
Anti-government protesters took to the streets in more than a score of cities across Brazil as the nation's confirmed death toll from Covid-19 soared past half a million.
The demonstrations in the capital Brasilia and in Rio de Janeiro were peaceful, but in the northeastern city of Recife, police threw tear gas and shot rubber bullets to disperse the protesters.
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President Jair Bolsonaro has persistently defied expert advice on containing the pandemic and recently declared he did not plan to be vaccinated.
After Asia, Europe and North America, Latin America has seen coronavirus infections surge in recent days and now accounts for about 580,000 of the world's nearly five million confirmed cases.
The global coronavirus pandemic has affected over 4.8 million people, with around 319,000 deaths, according to a tracker. Here are more coronavirus-related developments for May 18:
Demonstrators in Brasilia and Sao Paulo defy local stay-at-home orders to join pro-Jair Bolsonaro rallies at a time when president is facing increasing pressure over his handling of pandemic, which has killed more than 15,000 Brazilians.
Dressed in a dark blue suit, wearing a plastic face shield and riding atop a modified flatbed truck, musician Rodrigo Cunha serenades the region's mothers, many of whom are forced to pass this Mother's Day without their children or grandchildren.
Capital of Brazil's tropical Maranhao state becomes first major city in country to enter a lockdown in the hopes of preventing the coronavirus pandemic from overwhelming the health care system there.
Social distancing imposed by most countries means burials are only attended by one or two family members. As patients with Covid-19 are treated in total isolation at hospitals, many of them die without a chance to say goodbye to family and friends.
Here are the latest measures taken in several Latin American countries to contain the spread of coronavirus.
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