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Bolsonaro's COVID-19 Response Threatens Brazil's Democracy

The Igarapé Institute’s Ilona Szabó and the Financial Times' Andres Schipani join Deep Dish to examine turmoil in South America’s largest economy.
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Brazil is poised to overtake the United States for most total COVID-19 infections and deaths globally — but far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is preoccupied with politics and discredits the pandemic’s risk and response. The Igarapé Institute’s Ilona Szabó and the Financial Times' Andres Schipani join Deep Dish to examine the implications of social, political, and economic turmoil in South America’s largest economy. 

About the Experts
Ilona Szabó
Co-founder and Executive Director, Igarapé Institute
Andres Schipani
East and Central Africa Correspondent, Financial Times
Vice President, Studies
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.