Brazil’s “Covidgate”? Jair Bolsonaro under pressure from repeated scandals
25 October 2021 | 10:53 am
Covid-19 has caused over 600,000 deaths in Brazil. But who, or what, is responsible for the situation that many see as a complete mishandling of the health crisis?A parliamentary commission suggests President Bolsonaro should now face charges of crimes against humanity for his responsibility in the management of the pandemic. Our Brazil bureau has more on the story.
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