Hunger During the Pandemic: Brazil Could See Looting in Supermarkets and Pharmacies

The periphery of the capital Brasília, near President Bolsonaro's residence, is one of the potential points for a social uprising.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The outskirts of Brasília, the capital of Brazil, is experiencing a state of extreme poverty. Unemployment, hunger, and lack of money may drive the population to loot in supermarkets.

This is the opinion of unemployed housemaid Jacinta Pereira Soares, 65. She lives in the satellite city of São Sebastião, 19 kilometers from the Alvorada Palace, where the President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, lives.

"Robberies are now often happening. Lootings (in supermarkets) have not yet occurred, but depending on the situation, the hunger, they will. Because even fathers can't bear to see . . .

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