Steven D'Souza

CBC News New York

Steven D'Souza is a Gemini-nominated journalist based in New York City. He has reported internationally from the papal conclave in Rome and the World Cup in Brazil, and he spent eight years in Toronto covering stories like the G20 protests and the Rob Ford crack video scandal.

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Brazil becomes a global epicentre for COVID-19, as political turmoil hampers medical response

With cases rising rapidly, a military general with no medical experience leading the Ministry of Health, and a president admitting there's no proof his preferred treatment will work, Brazil has become one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus. 

Police enforcement of physical distancing measures exposes old wounds in New York

After a series of violent encounters went viral, the New York Police Department is facing accusations of unfairly targeting minority communities for breaking physical distancing guidelines.

Will the shows go on? Broadway faces challenges as businesses reopen after quarantine orders

With razor-thin profit margins, Broadway shows can't survive in a world of physical distancing, the industry says. And as U.S. states reveal their plans to reopen, crowd-attracting events are finding themselves at the back of the line with no clear timetable to return.

How hidden cases, testing blunders and political missteps doomed NYC's COVID-19 response

The first official case of COVID-19 in New York City was announced on March 1, but researchers estimate there were potentially thousands of cases in the city by then. Faced with that level of spread, New York was destined to become the epicentre of the outbreak in the U.S., experts say.

In battle with governors over reopening, Trump backs down

Just days after saying he had total authority to reopen states, U.S. President Donald Trump sounded more deferential as he released a set of guidelines and said governors could "call their own shots." But with legal authority and public support already on their side, Trump's reversal changes little.

Backlash grows against Brazil's Bolsonaro even as he moderates tone on pandemic

There are signs Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro may be changing his tone after downplaying the coronavirus threat and undermining directives from health officials. Experts say his sagging approval ratings are the reason.

'Like a war zone': What a NYC doctor is seeing 'in the trenches' of the COVID-19 crisis

Dr. Tanzib Hossain is working on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak in New York City. He is seeing first-hand the devastating impact it's having on patients and the monumental challenges facing the health-care system.

'Unprecedented': Gun and ammunition sales spike amid coronavirus spread

Industry representatives in Canada say the sales are fuelled in part by worries over ammunition supplies from the U.S. drying up, while stores south of the border say sales growth is driven by coronavirus fears.

'It's like a ghost town here': Inside the containment area in New Rochelle

U.S. National Guard troops deployed to New Rochelle, N.Y., have begun their mission to distribute food to those affected by closures resulting from the spread of COVID-19. The community just north of New York City is home to the state's largest cluster of cases.

'We're just lost': Why the U.S. still lags on COVID-19 testing

Critics say a lack of widespread testing for COVID-19 in the United States is the biggest failure in the Trump administration's handling of the outbreak. Quick and efficient tests are still not being done in large numbers across the country and many potential cases may be going undetected.

4 questions Weinstein jurors are considering — and 1 that they can't

With two main accusers, weeks of testimony, and a complex set of charges, jurors in the Harvey Weinstein rape trial have a lot to weigh in their deliberations. Here are four questions they're considering and one they cannot.

'This is going to be very ugly': Weinstein defence may use prevailing myths about rape to his advantage

When opening arguments begin Wednesday in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein, the former Hollywood mogul's behaviour will be under a microscope. But so, too, will the actions of his accusers, and some psychologists worry that outdated myths about rape will be used to discredit them.
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What's next in the conflict between the U.S. and Iran

The U.S. and Iran seem to have backed away from the edge of all-out war following the flare up in tension after the U.S. killed a top Iranian general and the Iranians responded with missile attacks in Iraq. Steven D'Souza looks at where the conflict is likely to go from here.
Analysis

How sexual assault trial could play out for Harvey Weinstein

The criminal trial for disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein begins in New York today. CBC News spoke with one of the prosecutors who helped convict comedian Bill Cosby to look at how the trial could play out.

How 2 top lawyers would make the case for and against Trump in a Senate impeachment trial

The impeachment case against U.S. President Donald Trump continues to make its way closer to the Senate for a trial. Here's how two veteran lawyers would prosecute and defend the president against the charges that he abused the power of his office and obstructed Congress.