Brazilian senators voted Tuesday for President Jair Bolsonaro to be charged by Augusto Aras, the country’s Prosecutor General. This was in response to the government’s “errors” during the Covid pandemic that resulted in more than 600,000.
The vote, which marked the culmination of a six-month inquiry into the Brazilian government’s handling of the Covid pandemic, saw the Senate back a report which called for charges against Bolsonaro, including for crimes against humanity, misusing public funds, and spreading fake news. Bolsonaro has been accused of lying to the Senate. “the main person responsible for the errors committed by the federal government during the pandemic.”
“The chaos of Jair Bolsonaro’s government will enter history as the lowest level of human destitution,” Senator Renan Calheiros, the report’s lead author, said after the vote, adding that the president’s actions show he is “on the side”Of dictators.
Bolsonaro strongly denied wrongdoing. He stated that he was innocent. “guilty of absolutely nothing.”
After YouTube and Facebook censored Bolsonaro’s video he had posted about violating Covid disinformation policies by suggesting that vaccines could be linked to AIDS, Bolsonaro was accused of spreading misinformation regarding the Covid pandemic.
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On Wednesday morning, Brazilian senators’ recommendations will be presented to the prosecutor. Aras, who is expected to decide whether to press charges against the senators of Brazil, said on Wednesday morning that his office would carefully examine any recommendation. Aras will likely support President Bolsonaro because he has been appointed to the Bolsonaro presidency.
Alongside the charges recommended against the Brazilian leader, the 1,300-page report called for the prosecution of two corporations and 77 other people, three of whom are Bolsonaro’s adult children.
Brazil is one of those countries that has suffered the most from the Covid pandemic. It reported 21.7million confirmed cases and more than 605,000 deaths. The WHO has provided data that show the country has distributed more than 254 millions doses of the Covid vaccine so far.
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