Brazil’s Covid CPI strikes new blow against “shadow cabinet” after video release

The Covid CPI has 24 requests on its agenda. In addition to members of the "parallel cabinet," legislators may vote to summon 6 other witnesses and breach secrecy of telephone conversations.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  The investigations surrounding the existence of a "parallel [shadow] cabinet" of unofficial advisors to President Jair Bolsonaro during the novel coronavirus pandemic should be subject to a new onslaught in the Senate's Parliamentary Inquiry Committee (CPI) on the pandemic.

The term became known about a month ago, based on the testimony of ex-minister of health Luiz Henrique Mandetta, who was fired from the Ministry of Health amid disagreements with the president, particularly over the use of drugs with no proven efficacy in the treatment of Covid-19 patients.

The report was corroborated by other . . .

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