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Bolsonaro contracts coronavirus and sparks culture war

Bolsonaro’s coronavirus infection is the latest subject of discord in Brazil. Investors twist the government’s arm on Amazon policies. Brazil’s public accounts woes. And the future for Latin American universities.

Bolsonaro’s coronavirus diagnosis becomes a cultural war

In a reality TV-like stunt, President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Tuesday he has contracted coronavirus. And used the opportunity to double down on every talking point he has used since the beginning of the pandemic: defending hydroxychloroquine as treatment (the efficacy of which remains unproven), criticizing social isolation measures, and passing the buck on to state governors who enforced them.

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