“Anyone can have a Lamborghini, you just have to want it!”
“Imagine earning hundreds of thousands, without having to do anything!”
With phrases like these, uttered in front of luxury sports cars, yachts, and mansions — invariably in Miami — Luis Cláudio Fernando Miranda began his rise to moderate fame. Today, he is caught in the middle of a government scandal involving questionable purchases of the Indian-made Covaxin vaccine, but five years ago he was a lifestyle YouTuber.
Luis Miranda presented himself as a Brazilian immigrant who had achieved the American dream, four years after moving to the...