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Fourth time lucky? Brazil appoints new Health Minister amid pandemic

Today: Brazil will have yet another Health Minister. How failing to tame the pandemic hurt the economy. And a new corruption case against Jair Bolsonaro.

Brazil appoints its fourth pandemic Health Minister

As we predicted in yesterday’s Weekly Report, the embattled Eduardo Pazuello was on his very last legs as Brazil’s Health Minister. By Monday evening, President Jair Bolsonaro announced Marcelo Queiroga, chairman of the Brazilian Cardiology Society, as the country’s new top health official.

Familiar face. Dr. Queiroga is a longtime Bolsonaro supporter and was part of the president’s transition team after his election in October 2018. Last year,...

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