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Supreme Court orders Senate probe into pandemic response

Today, a Supreme Court decision puts Bolsonaro’s back against the wall. São Paulo’s Germany office. And Brazil’s “vaccine capital.”

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Supreme Court orders Senate probe into pandemic response
Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco: under pressure. Photo: Marcelo Camargo/ABr

With over 15,000 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed since Monday, Supreme Court Justice Luís Roberto Barroso ordered Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco to launch a congressional hearings committee (CPI) to investigate the government’s pandemic response.

Context. Back in February, opposition senators gathered enough signatures to open a CPI, but the process can only move forward once Mr. Pacheco submits this request to the Senate floor — which he is not obligated to do. As we explained earlier this week,

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