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“Center of Darkness”: Neighbors Avoid Brazil Over Covid’s Reaction

Latin American countries are scrambling to protect themselves from countries where nearly 60,000 people are expected to die in March alone. In a Rio protest against Bolsonaro’s pandemic response, a woman puts a rose on a mattress that symbolizes the victims of the coronavirus. Photo: Carl de Souza / AFP / Getty Images For a long time, it has been regarded as a culturally blessed land lit by the sun of the soft-powered superpowers Bossa Nova, Capoeira and Pele. But Brazil’s chambolic reaction to the coronavirus under the far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has cast the largest country in Latin America into an unfamiliar and unpleasant role. door. “The other day I saw a pretty powerful article about Brazil starting to be seen by neighbors as a leprosy sanatorium … and that’s probably true,” said a veteran who quoted Joseph Conrad instead of Joao Gilberto. Brazilian diplomat Ricardo Rikupero admitted. To explain the predicament of his country. “Horror! Horror!” The retired ambassador lamented last week before the country fell into further political turmoil as Bolsonaro unexpectedly dismissed Defense Minister. “Brazil is in the center of darkness.” Brazil’s neighbors scrambled to respond to the meltdown of their neighbors to Argentine, Colombia and Peru’s Portuguese-speaking neighbors and Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro. He seems to agree that he has banned his flight and is beating his right-wing rivals in a murderous disaster. Over 300,000 Brazilians. “It’s alarming and disastrous to see reports from São Paulo and Rio, the Brazilian rights of the trampists to the Brazilian people and the reckless attitude of Jair Bolsonaro,” Maduro said last week. I declared it when I ordered the blockade of the days. It counters the more contagious P1 variant, which is at the heart of global concern about Brazil’s unidentified outbreak. “Brazil is now a threat to the world, and who is it? Jair Bolsonaro,” declared Maduro and stabbed his index finger into the air. “It’s just madness. There is no name.” Similar signs of caution have been seen 7,000 km south of Caracas, Uruguay, and authorities are competing to vaccinate residents of the Brazilian border. “The idea is to create an epidemiological shield,” said Rodney Colina, a government Covid adviser and virologist who has sought strict limits to detect the first P1 case in Uruguay and stop its spread. It was. “Once P1 is widely distributed, almost everything needs to be shut down completely,” Corina warned. Nearly 60,000 Brazilians are expected to die in March alone, making it by far the deadliest month of the 13-month epidemic in Brazil. Even in Argentina, sleep is lost due to the mayhem. A group of Argentina’s leading scientists recently wrote an open letter calling on the government to close the 761 mile border with Brazil. “Brazil is a mirror we don’t need to look at. That’s why it’s so important to impose travel restrictions right away, because it’s too late when an infectious disease begins to develop,” he helped create the appeal. Argentine biologist Umberto Debat said he denounced Bolsonaro’s “irresponsible and denial” behavior. Last Thursday, Argentina announced that it would ban flights from Brazil, Chile and Mexico as Brazil recorded more than 100,000 Covid-19 cases for the first time in a day. Statistician Soledad Retamar, who works on Covid data to support such a move, said: Colombian authorities banned flights from Brazil in January and suspended domestic flights to the Amazon border town of Leticia. There, vaccination efforts target young adults to prevent the spread of P1 variants. Ana Mauad, a professor of international affairs at the University of Jairiana in Bogotá, said Bolsonaro’s “complete lack of strategy and mishandling of pandemics” shocked the region. Colombia’s former president Ernesto Samper said last week that “Bolsonaro could turn Brazil into a huge hell hole,” as the World Health Organization admitted that Brazil’s “disastrous situation” is now affecting neighboring countries. I was able to do it. ” The Bolsonaro administration responded awkwardly to a chorus of international criticism. “I think this is … terribly unjustified,” Brazil’s Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo told the Estad newspaper in São Paulo earlier this month. Arauho, who resigned on Monday following a rebellion from diplomats and lawmakers accusing Brazil of ruining its international reputation, rejected the idea that there was something “out of control” in its country, and Brazil Claimed to be a victim of “discrimination”. “It’s as if … people are dead only in Brazil,” Bolsonaro complained last week. Rikupero cannot hide that South American countries have become the “absolute epicenter” of the pandemic, and countries such as Bolivia, Colombia and Peru predict that regional restrictions will be tightened in the coming weeks. He said he did. “Now is the time for darkness to rule Brazil,” he said.