RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The arrival of Covid-19 into the remote parts of Northern Brazil last spring is proof that the modern world and its numerous afflictions is applying further pressure on an already weak socioeconomic system built around the great northern capital of Manaus. Massive corruption and a weak government presence has created an unbalanced and unfair economic system, where powerful land owners and businessmen control the region's economic life.
Native tribes living in and around Manaus have been especially hard hit by the arrival of the new Covid, which has killed thousands in the region alone . . .