Brazil’s Bolsonaro vindicates the economy in the face of pandemic; pot-banging protests in large cities

“We regret the deaths, but despite everything, Brazil is doing well. Thanks to the federal government, because if it were up to many governors and mayors, everyone would be at home, all trade closed, millions of jobs destroyed,” Bolsonaro said.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, June 2, amid protests in numerous cities, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro once again focused on the economy in the face of the restrictive measures adopted by governors and mayors to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

In a speech delivered on a national radio and television network, the far-right leader highlighted the good performance of the economy during the first quarter of this year, when GDP advanced by 1.2%, and praised the privatization process carried out by his government, but avoided any mention of the worsening of the health crisis.

Despite formally regretting . . .

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