What coronavirus? Brazil cabinet video triggers outcry

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – On April 22, Brazil was fast becoming a new coronavirus flashpoint, but President Jair Bolsonaro and his cabinet barely mentioned the pandemic in a video-taped meeting that has triggered outrage and fueled a potentially explosive investigation.Indeed, one of the few mentions of COVID-19 in the video — released Friday as part of a probe into whether the far-right president obstructed justice by firing the federal police chief — was when the environment minister said the government should take advantage of the distraction created by the pandemic to relax the country’s en…

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