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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva apologized for a comment he made on Tuesday, May 19th, that was widely criticized. He stated that the Covid-19 pandemic had enabled an understanding of the government's role in solving crises.

In the sentence, used in an interview granted to Carta Capital magazine, Lula added that "it is fortunate that nature, against the will of humanity, created this monster called coronavirus."

Yesterday, on a live broadcast on Facebook, he stated that his choice of words ultimately created a problem.

"If, in fact, I had . . .

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