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Bolsonaro Challenges Congress, Points to Hysteria in Fighting Covid-19

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro criticized Congress' interest in controlling some R$15 billion in the 2020 Budget and ordered the presidents of the Senate, Davi Alcolumbre, and the Chamber, Rodrigo Maia, to take to the streets.

In an interview with CNN Brasil on Sunday, March 15th, Bolsonaro also referred to the measures implemented in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, which had already infected 200 people in Brazil by early evening, as "extremism" and "hysteria".

Bolsonaro was harshly criticized by legislators -including Maia and Alcolumbre- for having encouraged demonstrations in favor of his government and against Congress and . . .

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