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Brazil Senate Report Accuses Bolsonaro of Multiple Crimes for Mishandling COVID-19 Pandemic

HeadlineOct 20, 2021

In Brazil, a leaked draft of a Senate report accuses far-right President Jair Bolsonaro of multiple crimes related to his mishandling of the pandemic, saying he should be charged with “crimes against humanity.” The Senate investigation finds he chose to let COVID-19 spread throughout the population in the hopes of achieving herd immunity. Brazil has recorded over 600,000 coronavirus deaths; the report blames the Bolsonaro administration’s policies for over half of those.

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