In recent months, protests led by leftist movements have demanded Bolsonaro's impeachment due to his mismanagement of the pandemic. But Saturday's demonstrations were also against a hike in food and fuel prices.
Brazilian football legend Pele, 80, was briefly transferred to ICU after experiencing breathing difficulties as he continues to recover from last month surgery for a suspected colon tumour.
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.
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