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Bolsonaro and governors on a collision course

We’re covering the disputes between President Bolsonaro and state governors. Understanding the movements of the stock market. And the battle on social media.

“Vertical” v. “Horizontal” isolation. The beef between Bolsonaro and governors

After a televised speech urging Brazilians to go back to their routines, President Jair Bolsonaro doubled down on the necessity to protect the economy from a catastrophe. He defended a so-called “vertical” approach to isolation, which focuses on only confining clusters of the population that are more likely to die or suffer severe damage from Covid-19: senior citizens, those with pre-existing conditions, or autoimmune problems.

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