A demonstrator holds a cross during a protest against President Jair Bolsonaro in Manaus, Brazil. Photo: Reuters
A demonstrator holds a cross during a protest against President Jair Bolsonaro in Manaus, Brazil. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro under pressure as Senate probes handling of pandemic

  • The investigation could weaken the president’s chances against his chief political rival, Lula da Silva, in October’s elections
  • Bolsonaro has been one of the world’s most prominent opponents of restrictions aimed at curbing Covid-19, whose effects he has often downplayed

A demonstrator holds a cross during a protest against President Jair Bolsonaro in Manaus, Brazil. Photo: Reuters
A demonstrator holds a cross during a protest against President Jair Bolsonaro in Manaus, Brazil. Photo: Reuters
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