Opinion: Pandemic Could Ruin Bolsonaro’s Presidency

The Planalto is the summit of Brazilian politics. Its tenants arrive thinking they have super powers. In Bolsonaro's case, the coronavirus helped dispel an illusion that tends to befall all presidents: the illusion that they preside.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) Faced with the challenges brought on by the pandemic, the President ought to log off from his social media for a while to focus on a short story by Ernest Hemingway. It's called 'The Snows of Kilimanjaro'. It begins with an insight:

"Kilimanjaro is a snow-covered mountain, 6,000 metres high, and it's said to be the tallest mountain in Africa," Hemingway noted. "Its western peak is called 'Ngàge Ngài', the House of God. Next to this peak is the carcass of a leopard. No one has yet been able . . .

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