Brazil’s Senate Covid CPI members split over genocide accusation against Bolsonaro

At the ICC, the indigenous complaint argues that Bolsonaro allowed genocide to take place by omission - represented by the dismantling of government social protection services, and by allowing the takeover of their lands, illegal deforestation, and arson.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A part of the Brazilian Senate parliamentary inquiry committee (CPI) investigating the government's management of the pandemic is ready to accuse the president, Jair Bolsonaro, of genocide for the oblivion to which he relegated indigenous people and communities during the most challenging stages of the health crisis.

The rapporteur of the CPI, Senator Renan Calheiros, firmly supports this thesis. A few days ago, he already anticipated that Bolsonaro would Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?