The Heat: COVID-19 in Brazil


Brazil, the largest country in Latin America, has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

The country recently overtook the U.S. in the number of daily cases and deaths with over two thousand people dying in just one day.

President Jair Bolsonaro has been criticized for what many see as his incompetent response to the pandemic. CGTN’s Paulo Cabral has the details from Sao Paulo.

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  • Nestor Forster, the Brazilian Ambassador to the U.S. and started by asking his assessment of the situation in the country.

To discuss the situation:

  • Paula Reges is a resident doctor on infectious diseases at Fiocruz, a leading research institute in Latin America.
  • Gustavo Ribeiro is a journalist and founder of The Brazilian Report.
  • Paulo Cabral is CGTN’s correspondent in Sao Paulo.

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