Governmental Coronavirus Neglect Could Lead Brazilian Officials to Face Lawsuits

Lawsuits are starting to be brought in the criminal, civil and administrative spheres.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil reaches June with over 31,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths and with governors relaxing isolation measures, although the contagion curve is still rising. Unlike in other countries, when the pandemic will finally subside is not yet discernible.

However, a more tangible horizon is the judicial and political accountability of public agents, such as Ministers, Mayors and Governors, who have done little or nothing to prevent thousands of deaths: in particular, President Jair Bolsonaro.

Proceedings are being brought in the criminal, civil, administrative spheres and even the International Criminal Court has been triggered. Concurrently, the numerous motions . . .

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