Tuesday, October 19, 2021
A congressional panel in Brazil is reportedly preparing to recommend homicide charges against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for what it alleges to be his failed handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people in the country. Excerpts of the panel's report were obtained by The New York Times in which it recommends homicide charges against 69 other individuals, including many current and former government officials. The report seeks to blame Bolsonaro's policies for the deaths of more than 300,000 Brazilians, half of the people who have died in the country due to the coronavirus. The report found that Bolsonaro pushed unproven COVID-19 treatments such as hydroxychloroquine while ignoring communications from vaccine manufacturers such as Pfizer, the Times reported
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