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A wild day in Covid hearings

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A day of fireworks in the Covid hearings

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Senate police marshals escort Roberto Dias (center) to a precinct. He was released on bail hours later. Photo: Waldemir Barreto/SF/CC-BY 4.0

The much-anticipated deposition of Roberto Dias — the former Health Ministry logistics director involved in recent vaccine corruption scandals — before the Senate’s Covid hearings committee delivered on expectations. Wednesday’s session had a bit of everything: an arrest, threats of a secret dossier, and a new clash between Congress and the Armed Forces. Let us explain:

The witness. Last week, Roberto...

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