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A WHO doctor said Brazil is the most affected country in South America, and is relying heavily on the disputed drug hydroxychloroquine for treatment.
South America’s biggest nation is following the U.S. playbook on dismissing the coronavirus threat — and using it to force through an unpopular agenda.
Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s denial and incompetence have led to a predictable surge in cases.

The far-right president has now gone through two health ministers in a month as coronavirus cases in the country explode.
Amid calls for impeachment and allegations of corruption, Jair Bolsonaro is banking on his most radical supporters to save his presidency.
Indigenous tribes are appealing to the U.N. to help stop deforestation and raids on tribal lands, which have both increased under President Jair Bolsonaro.
Indigenous Brazilians are demanding a missionary group based in Florida with deep ties to far-right President Jair Bolsonaro stay off their lands.
“Brazil is the only country in the world where the Minister of Health will fall for having decided to fight the Coronavirus,” a leftist politician said.
The famous statue in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil honored health care workers fighting against the coronavirus.