Deep Dish: Bolsonaro’s COVID-19 Response Threatens Brazil’s Democracy

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Published in Chicago Council

With Ilona Szabó

Brazil is poised to overtake the United States for most total COVID-19 infections and deaths globally — but far-right President Jair Bolsanaro is preoccupied with politics and discredits the pandemic’s risk and response. The Igarapé Institute’s Ilona Szabó and the Financial Times’ Andres Schipani join Deep Dish to examine the implications of social, political, and economic turmoil in South America’s largest economy.

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