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Brazil’s Bolsonaro Booed While Announcing Government Priorities to Congress

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Opposition lawmakers booed Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday, February 3rd, as he addressed a joint session of Congress to lay out his legislative priorities for the year.

Bolsonaro, who is facing criticism for his handling of the world’s second-deadliest COVID-19 outbreak, said his government had earmarked enough funds to vaccinate Brazilians and the country would immediately acquire vaccines approved by its regulators.

Privatization of state companies, central bank independence, and administrative and tax reform were priorities of his government, he told Congress.

Bolsonaro also included in his priorities a . . .

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