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Not even Singapore’s rules could keep the coronavirus at bay

Strict measures had kept the city-state virtually virus-free for months, but a new flare-up linked to a highly contagious variant offers lessons for pandemic policy.
  • May 21, 2021

As Singapore ages, single women pay the price of caring for elderly parents

Many give up careers to become carers — and face financial strain from escalating costs.
  • Apr 12, 2021

Six months, six countries, six families — and one unrelenting, unforgiving epidemic

In far-flung corners of the Earth, six families, like millions of others, struggled to ride out the seemingly implacable wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Jul 9, 2020

Brazil’s favelas, neglected by the government, organize their own coronavirus fight

While Bolsonaro and governors argue over a response, the poor are checking on neighbors, tracking cases, raising money, sewing masks and hiring ambulances.
  • Jun 10, 2020

Americans try to leave Brazil ahead of coronavirus travel ban

U.S. citizens are exempt from the restrictions, but getting flights out has grown more difficult. Embassy officials advised those who wished to leave to do so immediately.
  • May 26, 2020

Coronavirus seizes São Paulo as Trump ponders Brazil travel ban

The Western Hemisphere’s largest city emerges as the latest global hot spot.
  • May 20, 2020

In Brazil, families stuck at home are renting outdoor party equipment — trampolines, ball pits — for indoor play

With the country’s $3 billion party industry paused and families stuck indoors, firms are offering amusement at a discount.
  • May 8, 2020

For Brazil’s Bolsonaro, isolated by corruption probe and virus denial, the troubles mount

Former allies are turning against him. A majority of the country wants him out of office.
  • Apr 28, 2020

Brazil’s supreme court authorizes investigation of Bolsonaro

Before he resigned last week, Justice Minister Sérgio Moro accused the president of attempting to interfere with federal police probes.
  • Apr 28, 2020

Trump’s executive order puts immigrants’ American dreams on hold

Across the globe, people in the process of becoming U.S. residents face new uncertainty.
  • Apr 24, 2020