Belo Horizonte Tightens Quarantine Again; Businesses Threaten Boycott

The hardening of quarantine in Belo Horizonte prompted outrage from trade associations and entrepreneurs, who organized protests outside the City Hall.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Faced with the growing number of cases and hospitalizations after end-of-year parties, the Mayor of the capital of Minas Gerais state maintains only essential services open. Bars, restaurants, malls and gyms are forbidden to open their doors, but a new lockdown is prompting protests.

In 2012, when he was president of popular soccer club Atlético-MG, the now mayor of Belo Horizonte, Alexandre Kalil (PSD), saw his team do the best first round campaign of the Brazilian Championship and lead the competition for 15 rounds.

However, in the end, Atletico lost the title . . .

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