Understanding the complicated web of Brazil’s vaccine scandals

Senators in the Covid inquiry are currently investigating two separate — yet connected — scandals involving vaccine purchases by the federal government. We break down who's who in each case

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Illustration: André Chiavassa/TBR

The Senate’s Covid hearings committee will take a two-week pause as Congress enters its mid-year recess. For the government, this interregnum will allow it to recover its strength and prepare for future attacks — especially when the administration’s House whip Ricardo Barros takes the stand in August. For the opposition, the pause will give senators valuable time to gather documents and prepare their cross-examination strategies — which have fallen flat on many occasions.

Meanwhile, for the public, a two-week break will give people the chance to reexamine the slew of evidence produced by the committee and attempt to understand...

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