Opinion: Will Brazil’s Covid CPI actually accomplish something?

The CPI chair, the deputy chair, and the rapporteur have all become increasingly vociferous in their criticisms of the government, so there are, as we predicted, countless inflammatory speeches designed to increase the orator’s media exposure.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – (Opinion) Created in April by Brazil’s Senate, the parliamentary investigative committee known as the Covid CPI is scheduled to end on August 7; however, that period can be extended for 90 days.

The CPI has drafted a petition requesting the extension, which needs signature by 27 senators for approval; the CPI says it already has 34. The petition justifies the time extension by setting out a summary listing of what it uncovered in its first 60 days of activities.

There are “deliberate omissions and actions” by the administration:

  • “[seeking] a false herd immunity . . .

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