Brazil’s Coronavirus Crisis: Democracy Hanging by a Thread?

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By giving the global pandemic an ideological spin, the incumbent administration compromises Brazil’s response to the crisis as the death toll continues to steadily rise. Brazil’s official coronavirus numbers are approximately 169,594 confirmed cases and 11,653 reported deaths, nearly three times as much as China. With Brazil’s epidemic still weeks away from its peak, there are growing fears that Brazil will become the new epicentre of the pandemic, as its death toll might soon dwarf those of the US and Italy. But how badly have Brazilian states been affected so far? And how the pandemic is impacting Brazil’s democracy?


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