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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro gestures to his supporters as he leads a motorcade, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, to the National Monument to the Dead of World War II in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil May 23, 2021.

24: Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's rightwing populist president, held a motorbike rally through the streets of Rio de Janeiro in a bid to shore up support after his approval rating recently dropped to 24 percent, the lowest of his presidency. As the pandemic continues to pummel Brazil, Bolsonaro is now polling behind ex-president Lula ahead of next year's election.


850 million: Ethiopia awarded an $850 millioncontract to build a nationwide 5G wireless service to a US-backed telecommunications consortium. But there's one condition from the American side: Ethiopia can't buy equipment from Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. This is a massive blow for Beijing amid an ongoing rivalry with Washington for technological influence around the globe.

18: The Biden administration will allow Haitian migrants to stay in the US legally for at least 18 months, citing the deteriorating security situation in their home country. This could apply to more than 100,000 Haitians residing in the US as of May 21, 2021.

1.3 million: Around 1.3 million Chinese COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Venezuela, the country's strongman President Nicolás Maduro said Sunday, allowing the South American country to accelerate its sluggish inoculation drive in the coming days. To date, Venezuela has received just 2.7 million doses from Russia and China for its population of 30 million people.

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