Lack of Information on Pandemic Likens Brazil to Authoritarian Regimes

The Brazilian government's tactics to hinder access to information regarding Covid-19 cases in Brazil have brought the Planalto closer to censorship practices in other parts of the world and to some of the world's most authoritarian regimes.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Since Friday, June 12th, the cumulative numbers of cases and deaths have ceased to be disclosed by the Ministry of Health. The website that compiles data was taken offline for several hours over the weekend, while press conferences became more scarce, with less information and, in some cases, canceled at short notice.

When the website came back online, the history on the pandemic had vanished and the cumulative . . .

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