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.

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