Brazil Protesters Denounce Bolsonaro Over COVID Crisis

Brazil Protesters Denounce Bolsonaro Over COVID Crisis

Far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is facing a Senate inquiry into his government’s handling of the pandemic.

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet
  • Protesters have taken to the streets across Brazil to protest against the President’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 459,000 people in the South American nation.
  • Bolsonaro has been widely criticized for downplaying the risks of the coronavirus and eschewing public health measures, such as lockdowns and curfews.
  • A Brazilian Senate commission is conducting an investigation into his government’s coronavirus policies, including whether it failed to secure COVID-19 vaccines, touted unproven drugs, and pressured local leaders who sought to impose health restrictions.
  • Bolsonaro has remained defiant despite the criticism, and he continues to reject coronavirus-related restrictions.

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