The New York Times reports:
A Brazilian congressional panel is set to recommend mass homicide charges against President Jair Bolsonaro, asserting that he intentionally let the coronavirus rip through the country and kill hundreds of thousands in a failed bid to achieve herd immunity and revive Latin America’s largest economy.
A report from a congressional investigation, excerpts from which were viewed by The New York Times ahead of its scheduled release this week, also recommends criminal charges against 69 other people, including three of Mr. Bolsonaro’s sons and numerous current and former government officials.
The extraordinary accusations appear in a nearly 1,200-page report that effectively blames Mr. Bolsonaro’s policies for the deaths of more than 300,000 Brazilians, half of the nation’s coronavirus death toll, and urges the Brazilian authorities to imprison the president.
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Breaking News: President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil should face homicide charges over his mishandling of the pandemic, a Brazilian Senate report said, asserting that his policies intentionally let the virus kill hundreds of thousands of people in Brazil. https://t.co/E9M07K75wK
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 19, 2021