Brazil vaccine scandal poses new political risk to Jair Bolsonaro

Opponents of Jair Bolsonaro have seized on an unfolding scandal in Brazil over the procurement of coronavirus vaccines to switch up the political warmth on the rightwing president.

Allegations of corruption in a offer to invest in 20m doses of the Indian-produced Covaxin jab have stoked criticism of the government’s handling of the pandemic, which has remaining much more than half a million people today dead in Latin America’s most populous place.

The controversy also comes at a politically delicate time for Bolsonaro, who is gearing up for a re-election battle upcoming 12 months.

In viewpoint polls he trails Luiz 

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Jair Bolsonaro is facing a political reckoning in Brazil. How far will it go?

The panelaços — the banging of pots and pans — became a socially distanced way for Brazilians to protest President Jair Bolsonaro during the pandemic. But last weekend, a year into a prolonged coronavirus crisis, hundreds of thousands marched in more than 200 cities across Brazil to demand Bolsonaro’s impeachment.

Signs bore slogans, such as “fora Bolsonaro” (“Bolsonaro out”) and “genocida,” a reference to Bolsonaro’s mismanagement of the pandemic, which has left more than 460,000 Brazilians dead, one of the worst death rates in the world.

Protesters blame Bolsonaro for it. Their case is now being backed up by

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Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro is the World’s Most Hazardous Local weather Denier

There’s no prison (but) for local weather criminals, but if there was, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro would have a spider-infested cell all to himself. Now that Trump is long gone, Bolsonaro — a.k.a. “The Trump of the Tropics” or “Captain Chain Saw”— is the most hazardous local weather denier in the planet. In his two a long time as president, Bolsonaro has presided above the destruction of about 10,000 sq. miles of the Brazilian rainforest, a person of the most precious ecosystems on the planet. And like Trump, Bolsonaro is very pleased of his attempts to fuck up the planet.

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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is underneath siege

TListed here ARE quite a few techniques to explain pork-barrel politics in Brazil. They include tomá lá dá cá (give and get), troca de favores (buying and selling favours), corporativismo (corporatism) and velha política (old politics). In 2018, on the campaign path, Jair Bolsonaro applied these and significantly ruder insults to disparage his fellow politicians, primarily types from the remaining-wing Workers’ Get together (PT), which ruled from 2003 to 2016 and was roiled by two large corruption scandals. As president, he vowed to progress his agenda devoid of distributing cargos (work) or emendas (amendments: ie, pork).

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