What must Brazil learn from the coronavirus crisis?

What must Brazil learn from the coronavirus crisis?
Bolsonaro supporter in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Tatiane Silva/Shutterstock

Beyond the health crisis, the coronavirus outbreak is taking Brazil through an interesting phase, laying bare the discrepancy between federal, state, and city authorities. While some countries have chosen to stay united in their fight against coronavirus, Brazil’s news cycle has become an unstoppable stream of contradictory opinions and plans, showing that the president, his cabinet, state and city administrators, Congress, and the judiciary are all coming at the crisis from different angles and points of view. 

Going beyond the political discourse, this crisis has uncovered a reality of extensive bureaucracy, a fractured healthcare system, a lack of...

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