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Bolsonaro fires popular Brazil health minister amid pandemic

Seattle Times Friday, 17 April 2020
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, whose dismissive stance toward the COVID-19 pandemic has angered many health experts, fired his popular health minister following a series of disagreements over the proper response to contain the virus’ spread in South America’s most populous country. Luiz Henrique Mandetta, an orthopedist, had garnered support for […]
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro fired his health minister on Thursday after clashing with him over how to fight the new coronavirus, and again called for states to end stay-at-home orders that he said were hurting the economy. Libby Hogan reports.

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