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Bolsonaro Investigated for Negligence in COVID Response as He Shuts Down Anti-Corruption Group

HeadlineFeb 05, 2021

In Brazil, the prosecutor-general is investigating the government of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro for possible negligence in its response to the devastating COVID-19 outbreak in the state of Amazonas, which saw hospitals in Manaus run out of oxygen and stretched beyond breaking point.

Meanwhile, Bolsonaro has come under attack from officials across the political spectrum after Brazil scrapped its “Car Wash” operation — an anti-corruption task force started in 2014. Last year, Bolsonaro announced it was being disbanded because there is no corruption in his government.

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