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An historic week in the Senate’s Covid hearings

This week, a bumper schedule in the Senate’s Covid hearings leaves the Bolsonaro government on the ropes. Major sanitation auction in Rio de Janeiro highlights benefits and challenges of new laws.

Government gearing up for war in Covid hearings

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Brazil’s Congress building. Photo: Roque de Sá/SF/ACS/CC BY 4.0

The Senate’s Covid hearings committee spent last week electing its directive board, appointing a rapporteur, and establishing a work schedule. Now, the real action begins. This week, the committee will question each one of Brazil’s Health Ministers since the beginning of the pandemic, as well as the head of health regulator Anvisa. The schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday: Luiz Henrique...

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