Brazil, Alleging Budget Restraints, Suspends W.H.O. Funding

While the United States suspended payments because it accused the W.H.O. head of having been "bought" by China, Brazil's Minister of Economy Paulo Guedes, refers instead to a tight budget.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Following the lead of Donald Trump's USA, Brazil has now also withdrawn from contributing to international pandemic control. The Jair Bolsonaro government has suspended its contributions to the World Health Organization (W.H.O.). "Brazil has left its 2019 and 2020 dues unpaid," reports the Brazilian news portal UOL.

While the USA and Brazil report the highest numbers of Covid-19 infections in the world, they fail to support international pandemic control. With outstanding contributions to the W.H.O. amounting to US$32 million, Brazil is the second-largest defaulter with the UN authority . . .

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