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Bolsonaro takes a gamble after firing Health Minister

We’re covering Jair Bolsonaro’s risky coronavirus gamble. The new rifts between the president and Congress. And the expected rise of poverty levels.

All or nothing for Bolsonaro

As we reported in yesterday evening’s extra edition of this Daily Briefing, President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed expectations and fired Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta — just as Brazil is about to face its worst 60-day stretch within the deadliest pandemic in a century. To replace Mr. Mandetta, the president brought in oncologist Nelson Teich, who also owns a medical consultancy firm.

  • During a speech in which he appeared mentally and physically distressed, Mr....
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