Rio de Janeiro
Faced with the coronavirus crisis, Jair Bolsonaro has his remedy: fasting against “the evil” and popular mobilization against social isolation recommended by its Minister of Health and imposed by the vast majority of states in Brazil. Increasingly isolated in his Planalto palace in Brasilia, the Brazilian president finds himself alone in the small club of Holocaust deniers alongside his Belarusian and Turkmen counterparts.
“Are some going to die?” They will die, I deplore it. It’s life. We can’t stop making cars because there are 60,000 road deaths a year, right? “, he said bluntly last month. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have deleted several of his posts deemed dangerous to public health. He has since softened his tone, without varying in substance. Brazil, he repeats, cannot stop because “Then come mass unemployment, misery, hunger, violence”, a speech that hits home with countless little bosses,