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Chloroquine Week for Brazil’s Covid hearings committee

This week, a series of crucial hearings in the Senate’s Covid inquiry. Brazil on alert amid Indian variant fears.

Crunch time for this week’s Covid hearings

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Three key members of the Covid hearings committee, from the left: Chairman Omar Aziz, Deputy Chair Randolfe Rodrigues, and Rapporteur Renan Calheiros. Photo: Pedro França/SF/ACS/CC BY 4.0

Last week, the Senate’s Covid hearings committee saw lawmakers hurl insults at one another and even threaten to arrest a former presidential press secretary for perjury. But the next few days are expected to be even more explosive still. The inquiry will gather the depositions of former cabinet members Ernesto Araújo (Foreign Affairs) and Eduardo Pazuello (Health) — both of whom are considered to be liabilities for the Jair Bolsonaro administration due...

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