Today, Congress set to ignore inquiry into the Bolsonaro administration’s pandemic response. A new emergency aid program nears completion. The president tackles the banks to pay for fuel tax breaks.
Congress to let Bolsonaro off the hook for pandemic response
Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco said on Monday that launching a congressional hearings committee to investigate the government’s coronavirus response would be “counterproductive.” Opposition senators gathered enough support to set up a parliamentary inquiry — but it can only be created once the Senate President presents it to the floor, which he has no legal deadline to do.