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Bolsonaro lashes out at leftist governor for implementing lockdown

. May 10, 2020
Maranhão Bolsonaro lashes at leftist governor for lockdown Maranhão Governor Flávio Dino. Photo: SECOM

This morning, President Jair Bolsonaro took over Twitter to criticize the left-leaning governor of Maranhão Flávio Dino, of the Communist Party of Brazil, comparing him to Venezuela’s authoritarian President Nicolás Maduro. 

The president shared a video titled “Dictatorship” in which a police officer tells people who cannot prove they are going to work to get off of a bus. “People must stay at home, starving with the rest of their families,” Mr. Bolsonaro wrote, adding that “millions [of Brazilians] already know what it is like to live in Venezuela.”

As of yesterday, Maranhão had reported 6,765 confirmed cases and 355 deaths.

 
Augusta Saraiva

Augusta is a Brazilian journalism student at Northwestern University

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