This is Brazil by the Numbers, a weekly digest of the most interesting figures tucked inside the latest news about Brazil. A selection of numbers that help explain what is going on in Brazil. This week’s topics: the much-anticipated Bolsonaro cabinet meeting video, Covid-19 — the cases and deaths update, billions boosting the coronavirus budget, Enem postponed, emergency salary extended, a six-day weekend to avoid lockdown, fake news Covid-19 info winning the battle on YouTube, revenue drop and workforce cut on major hospitals, more state governors test positive. And more.
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The video recording of a now-infamous April 22 cabinet meeting was made public on Friday. The footage — riddled with profanities — gave the public an explicit depiction of Bolsonarism. The Environment minister said the government had a golden opportunity, with the press focusing on the pandemic, to deregulate land use, the Education minister called for the arrest of Supreme Court Justices, and the president lamented the fact that Brazilians are not armed to defy governors.
Brazil’s leading TV station, Globo, counted 37 expletives said during the meeting — 29 by President Bolsonaro alone. You can read editor-in-chief Gustavo Ribeiro’s analysis of the meeting here.
21,048 deaths, 330,890 cases
According to the latest coronavirus update published by the Health Ministry,