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Bolsonaro's latest crisis threatens Brazil's virus response

 

Last updated 4/28/2020 at 5:17pm



DAVID BILLER and MARCELO DE SOUSA

Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As Brazil careens toward a full-blown public health emergency and economic meltdown, President Jair Bolsonaro has managed to add a third ingredient to the toxic mix: political crisis. Even if it doesn't speed his downfall, it will render Brazilians more vulnerable to the pandemic.

Bolsonaro's decision last week to replace the federal police chief – and cross his popular justice minister, Sérgio Moro, who quit and alleged impropriety – has sparked an investigation into the president's actions that will be conduct...



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