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Protests break out across South America, but not in Brazil

New wave of protests in South America. State governors plan to wrestle control over pandemic response away from the Bolsonaro government

This week, we look at the wave of protests popping up in South America and why it hasn’t reached Brazil. Plus, state governors plan to wrestle control over pandemic response away from the Bolsonaro government.

Fear and loathing in South America

This weekend saw citizens in Argentina, Chile, and Paraguay staging protests against local authorities, each for different reasons.

  • Argentina. Demonstrators clashed with police forces in the city of Formosa, on the border with Paraguay. They protested the enforcement of tighter quarantine restrictions following a surge of coronavirus infections. International organizations criticized the police’s disproportionate use of force, which was...
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