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Brazilian Mayor Fears “Genocide” from COVID-19, Accuses Bolsonaro of “Crime Against Humanity”

HeadlineMay 21, 2020

In Brazil’s Amazon region, the mayor of the hard-hit city of Manaus accused the government of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro of intentionally allowing Indigenous communities to die of the disease.

Mayor Arthur Virgílio Neto: “I fear genocide, and I want to denounce this to the whole world. We have here a government that does not care about the lives of Indigenous people. … It is a crime against humanity that is being practiced here in my state, here in my region.”

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