“ Caught ” by the pandemic, Bolsonaro gives in, emphasizes an external cover – 03/30/2021 – Nelson de Sá

Ministerial reform in Brazil has been unanimously linked in external coverage to the collapse of the fight against the pandemic in the country.

Economic newspapers The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times noted in appeals, respectively, that the changes have come “as anger over the death toll grows” or “as the pressure grows on Covid”, in particular of Congress.

Regarding the “profound” change, the WSJ highlights the departure of Chancellor Ernesto Araújo, who saw the pandemic “as part of a global communist conspiracy” and is accused of delays in vaccines and supplies in China.

The FT heard from ex-chancellor Celso Amorim say that “it is difficult to do a calculation and talk about the contribution of foreign policy to the deaths in Brazil, but we know that it has not at all. helped get vaccines “. .

The exchange in the armed forces also echoed in Le Monde Français (above) and in the German Der Spiegel, among others, with the former pointing out in the statement that Bolsonaro angered military summits.

But Le Monde, on the home page, also highlights the Covid crisis on Tuesday, with a report on São Paulo, which could “not recover”. Also in the Argentine Clarín, the greatest attention is paid to the pandemic itself and to the advancement of the Brazilian variant in the country.

Clarín, on the right, and Page / 12, on the left, describe Bolsonaro as “cornered” in his statements on ministerial reform. Similarly, the correspondent for the American public radio network (NPR) described:

“He is significantly weaker. His popularity is waning. His rival, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, is back in politics, with his corruption convictions overturned. As a result, Bolsonaro is in a difficult situation.”

As of Tuesday morning, the New York Times had not reported on Jair Bolsonaro’s ministerial reform, but on Monday evening it highlighted “Brazil in free fall”, with “more new cases and deaths than n ‘ any other parent ”.

In the same vein, the American network ABC produced a detailed report on the collapse of hospitals in the country. And German correspondent Die Zeit highlighted the “New Mask of Bolsonaro” (above), showing attention to the pandemic.

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