RÍO DE JANEIRO – The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro,
says he has tested negative for the coronavirus on two occasions, but many,
including a federal judge, you are required to share the results. However,
the president refuses.
This surreal showdown is the most
recent in a broader battle between a president who has often tried
the limits of their power, and democratic institutions.
Coronavirus cases continue to increase in the South American country.
The President has downplayed the pandemic of
coronavirus and has harshly criticized the measures imposed by governors and
mayors to control the spread of the virus. Instead, ask that the
Most people go back to work.
But the courts have repeatedly stopped it,
on this topic and others: They ruled that the governors and mayors have the
power to determine containment measures; revoked the decree of the
president who allowed religious gatherings and try to force publication
of their COVID-19 test results to end the
speculation that he may have lied.
The far-right leader reached out to shake hands with a follower, according to a video posted on his social media.
They also rejected their nominee to occupy the
direction of the national police and on Saturday they suspended their decision to
expel 30 Venezuelan diplomats from the country.
Bolsonaro’s supporters have denounced that
the decisions are part of a plot to defeat his presidency, and he
He himself said that he is a victim of the interference of obstructionist judges.
Far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro insists on underestimating the severity of a disease that is expected to peak between May and June.
“Enough with the meddling. We do not go to
allow more interference! “said the president on Sunday. “The
patience. We are going to take Brazil forward. ”
Analysts noted that decisions
courts impose restrictions on a populist who is testing limits
democratic and has shown that it is not afraid to bring its legal disputes to
the streets when you are not happy with the courts.
Brazil’s governors rejected President Jair Bolsonaro’s call for life to return to normal before the coronavirus appeared.
Bolsonaro and his voters have criticized
frequently to the courts when they limit their power.
They recently condemned a judge’s decision
of blocking the nomination of a new director of the federal police, who is
considered by many to be too close to the Bolsonaro family.
The emblematic Christ the Redeemer from Rio de Janeiro projected the message “The mask saves.”
Even some critics, like the former president
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, believe that the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil is
exceeded in that instance.
The highest court also approved the opening of
an investigation into whether the appointment constituted interference
Known for hosting slums and being hotbeds for drug trafficking and paramilitary groups, favelas are one of the biggest concerns of Brazilian authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
The dispute over their test results
coronavirus has caused a particularly unusual chapter.
Bolsonaro’s health concerns
started in March when the president returned from a trip to the United States
and the local media reported in the following weeks that more than a dozen
of members of his delegation had tested positive for COVID-19, the disease
caused by the virus.
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The first unconfirmed reports pointed out
Bolsonaro had tested positive, but then announced on his social networks that
their results were negative. He has refused to deliver the actual document,
claiming medical privacy.
Last week, a federal judge in Sao Paulo
ordered the president to present the results in response to a request
from the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo.
Instead, Bolsonaro’s attorney general
sent a summary of the results. The judge again insisted on the results
and on Saturday, another judge gave Bolsonaro five days to provide them.
Bolsonaro has also messed up the situation
Recently. After the lawsuits, last week he pointed out that “perhaps”
he had contracted the virus without knowing it.
All this time, Bolsonaro has continued
appearing in public without a mask, addressing crowds and shaking
the hands of supporters, once after cleaning his nose.