CHARLIE ROSE: What do you say to those critics on the left who say you have not been as -- you have not accomplished their agenda, you have not been forceful on their side?
Brazilian Politics Society and Economy
For months, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil has insisted the coronavirus is not a serious threat. Beyond instituting a national lockdown in mid-March, his government has left 209 million Brazilians largely without federal help during the pandemic.
Experts are highlighting two main factors behind the intensification of disease outbreaks and humans' increased vulnerability to them:
Reports and data show land invasions heighten the risk of a “new genocide”
The comings and goings of land invaders on indigenous lands has exposed tribes to the novel coronavirus, creating a wave of infections and deaths according to data from the Free Land Settlement (ATL) gathering.
Relationship between the two soured during the coronavirus crisis; another physician is set to take over
Brazilian Health Minister, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, was fired by president Jair Bolsonaro this Thursday (16th) afternoon. The removal was confirmed by the Mandetta himself, via his official Twitter account and later a press briefing.
The MST coordinator launches a book on agrarian reform in the world and proposes that in Brazil it should be based on agroecology
Researchers analyze fake news coming from the Bolsonaro family shared on social media
Even after Twitter, Facebook and Instagram deleted president Jair Bolsonaro’s posts after determining their content spread “disinformation” and cause “real harm to people,” the president continues to propagate fakes news about the coronavirus pandemic in speeches, on the streets and online.
Some of the most distinguished members of the Brazilian left have demanded Jair Bolsonaro’s resignation in a biting declaration that criticised what they called his cynical and criminally irresponsible handling of the coronavirus crisis.
Brazil’s far-right president has enraged large sections of society in recent days by downplaying the virus and willfully undermining efforts to slow its advance with shutdowns and quarantines.
In an interview to journalists, the former head of state pointed out mistakes and paths forward for the Bolsonaro goverment
Expansion of emergency basic income for poor elderly was approved by the Senate, but vetoed by the president
It is not new, with the COVID-19 pandemic, that the living conditions of the elderly and retirees have been worsening in Brazil. During the government of Jair Bolsonaro (without a party), the country has been witnessing measures such as the pension reform, approved by the National Congress in October 2019.