Amnesty International annual report points to setbacks in Brazil

Social inequality has deepened and pushed 27 million more people into extreme poverty, living on less than R$246 a month (about R$8 a day), between August 2020 and February this year, according to data projected by FGV think tank.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The negligence of the Jair Bolsonaro government in fighting the pandemic has imposed severe setbacks to the country, in addition to the death of more than 337,300 people by Covid-19.

The assessment is made by the well-known NGO Amnesty International, which in a report released today, has denounced the advance of extreme poverty and violence in Brazil.

The president's actions during the health crisis not only did not prevent thousands of lives from being taken but also allowed for the increase of social inequality, the increase of homicides by police officers, femicides . . .

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