Jair Bolsonaro

Arara People of Brazilian Amazon ‘Very Worried’ as Vulnerable Tribe Faces Highest Known Covid-19 Infection Rate in Region

As criticism of far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s response to the coronavirus pandemic continues to stack up, global Indigenous rights advocates and the Arara people are raising new concerns that the crisis could devastate the recently-contacted tribe in the Xingu basin of the Amazon rainforest. “We’re very worried,” an Arara man told Survival International, a …

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Amid Growing Death Toll in Brazil, Bolsonaro’s Handling of the Covid-19 Pandemic Condemned as ‘Pitiful’

Brazil is now second only to the United States in terms of both Covid-19 cases and deaths, and its daily death toll is the highest in the world—conditions that public health officials within and beyond the South American country continue to partly blame on far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s “reckless” response to the pandemic. As of …

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Lula Warns ‘Reckless’ Pandemic Response by Bolsonaro Leading Brazil ‘to the Slaughterhouse’

In an exclusive interview with the Guardian Friday, former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva joined a chorus of people across the globe who have sharply criticized his country’s current far-right leader, Jair Bolsonaro, in recent months for irresponsibly handling the coronavirus pandemic. Lula called Bolsonaro a “troglodyte” and warned that he is leading …

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