Explaining Brazil #108: Can Bolsonaro keep his Covid-19 test results a secret?

Podcast May 13, 2020

Explaining Brazil #108: All the president’s Covid-19 tests


President Jair Bolsonaro was tested three times for Covid-19. He had always claimed the results were negative, but refused to show any proof. After a legal battle between the government and a daily newspaper who asked for access to the test results, it was confirmed that Mr. Bolsonaro did not contract the coronavirus.

So, why hide?

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On this episode:

  • Filipe Campante is an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He is interested in political economy, development economics, and urban/regional issues. His research looks at what constrains politicians and policymakers beyond formal checks and balances: cultural norms, institutions, media, and political protests.

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Explaining Brazil is made by:

  • Gustavo Ribeiro, editor in chief of The Brazilian Report. He has extensive experience covering Brazilian politics. His work has been featured across Brazilian and French media outlets, including Veja, Época, Folha de S.Paulo, Médiapart, and Radio France Internationale.
  • Euan Marshall, editing. Euan is a journalist and translator who has lived in São Paulo, Brazil since 2011. Specializing in Brazilian soccer, politics and the connection between the two, his work has been published in The Telegraph, Al Jazeera, The Independent, among others.

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