RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, said on Tuesday (12/10) that he "does not accept the narrative" that Brazil did not protect lives during the Covid-19 pandemic. The statement was made in English during an interview with CNN International after asking whether the Brazilian government had chosen to preserve the economy rather than lives. This holiday, the country records 601,000 victims of the coronavirus.
Guedes also said that the government is "very slowly taking off the layers of protection" that were put in place during the pandemic and that the country spent "more . . .