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Bolsonaro, a danger to Brazil: ‘Staying home is for cowards’

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Analysis. Even O Globo, which played such a large role in his election, said Jair Bolsonaro didn't care about the welfare of Brazilians.

written by Claudia Fanti

Topic Latin America

March 28, 2020

The fact that Bolsonaro was a danger to public health was already clear enough, but his latest statements have truly shocked the country. On Tuesday evening, speaking on live TV, while the main cities were ringing out with the deafening noise of the banging of pots and pans in the seventh consecutive panelaço protest, Brazil’s president once again compared the COVID-19 pandemic to a gripezinha, “a little cold,” accusing the press of generating hysteria and calling for a return to “normality.”

“Our lives must move forward,” he said, demanding that the governors should........

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