/ 12 March 2021

Brazil’s COVID crisis conceives a comeback

Brazil reached a grim milestone yesterday, exceeding 2,000 COVID-19 deaths in a single day for the first time. The country’s infection rates have soared in recent months to see it claim the 2nd highest death toll in the world behind the US. Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva yesterday blamed current leader Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the pandemic in a speech widely seen as the start of his political comeback. The man they call ‘Lula’ led the country from 2003-2011, and he’s now expected to run in the 2022 election. “This country is in a state of utter tumult and confusion because there’s no government. I’ll repeat that: this country has no government,” he said. Lula ran his 2018 election bid from jail before dropping out – and Bolsonaro was stabbed at a rally, so a bit was going on…

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