Latin American Weekly Report

24/06/2021 - Bolsonaro faces fresh protests in Brazil

“Half a million reasons to oust [President Jair] Bolsonaro,” read a sign held high by a protester in São Paulo on 19 June. The protester was one of the thousands of Brazilians to take to the country’s streets that day in rejection of Bolsonaro and his role in the country’s coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, on the same day that the death toll from the disease passed the half-million mark.

Brazil has stayed immune to the waves of social unrest that have rocked many of its Latin American neighbours over the past year in spite of, or in some cases because of, the Covid-19 pandemic. By the same token, President Bolsonaro had until recently remained shielded from mass public protests stemming from discontent with the pandemic response, such as those that shook Paraguay in March. The public demonstrations which have been taking place since the start of the pandemic in Brazil have mostly been in defence of the president and of his denialist attitude to the virus.

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