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Brazil Senate Probe Aims to Indict Bolsonaro on 11 Serious Crimes for COVID-19 Deaths

The Wire

By Shobhan Saxena and Florencia Costa

October 13, 2021

Sao Paulo: After 163 days of sittings during which 56 persons testified for hundreds of hours broadcast live on national television, the parliamentary commission of inquiry (CPI) probing the Brazilian government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic is all set to submit a scathing report that will indict President Jair Bolsonaro and his top officials on 11 serious charges, including corruption and crimes against life. In its final stretch now, the panel is scheduled to table its report on October 19, followed by a vote by the 11-member commission the next day. As the country eagerly awaits the findings, the CPI rapporteur, Senator Renan Calheiros, said on Monday that the report would list 11 crimes committed by Bolsonaro, whom he called a “merchant of death”.

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