Brazil Daily

Coronavirus forces Brazil to postpone October elections

We’re covering the postponement of Brazil’s 2020 elections. The expected effect of a rushed reopening. And why the Facebook boycott is slow to catch on in Brazil.


Federal prosecutors in eight states are carrying out an operation to investigate alleged fraud in the purchase of rapid Covid-19 tests. Deals were allegedly overpriced and tests were of poor quality, says law enforcement. Due to the pandemic, the purchase of essential health materials was fast-tracked and didn’t need to observe the strict laws of public procurement that are normally enforced. Operation “False Negative” is carrying out 81 search and...

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