In a Shakespearean tragedy there is often a comedic subplot that mirrors the drama. Brazil and Bolsonaro is the subplot toTrump and the U.S. except it’s not funny and it doesn't relieve the direst of implications.
The Brazilian leader's back to work agenda in the face of state and municipal urging towards quarantine sounds very familiar. The latest order declares hair dressers as essential workers. Well, maybe that's not a good example (kidding).
Brazil's death toll from Covid-19 is second to that in the U.S. at 800 per day.
Bolsonaro has a revolving door of health ministers, the latest being Nelson Teich who lasted less than a month.
endorsement of hydroxychloroquine,to the extent that he ordered the armed forces pharmaceutical laboratory to mass produce the drug.
Like Trump, he is also known for his appointments to family and friends and engaging in obstruction of justice tactics to protect corrupt practices. And there’s an obstruction of justice inquiry that is before the Supreme Court in Brazil.
My source for Bolsonaro info: https://www.nytimes.com/by/ernesto-londono with Manuela Andreoni and Letícia Casado contributed reporting.