Coronavirus

Will the coronavirus be Jair Bolsonaro’s kryptonite?

Will the coronavirus be Jair Bolsonaro's kryptonite?
President Jair Bolsonaro announces measures to cushion the effects of the coronavirus. Photo: Carolina Antunes/PR

Under strict lockdown measures, citizens in several parts of Italy have used their windows and balconies for singing and dancing—heartwarming attempts to lift morale in the country that has become the new epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic. In Brazil, however, these same windows and balconies are being used as protest venues, directing their outrage squarely at the Jair Bolsonaro government.

For the past three days, at 8 pm sharp, Brazilian urban centers have banged pots and pans in protest of President Jair Bolsonaro and his erratic management of the Covid-19 crisis. This form of demonstration is known in...

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