Tag: Covid CPI

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The demonstrations planned for the next holiday on September 7 (Independence Day) in defense of conservative President Jair Bolsonaro are likely to determine the course of the ongoing institutional crisis. They could provide new...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Negotiations over the health ministry's purchase of Covaxin became a target of Brazilian investigative committee Covid CPI in the Senate over suspected irregularities, prompting the Health Ministry to suspend the contract to buy the...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal Police on Monday asked Justice Rosa Weber of the Supreme Court (STF), to evaluate the government's request to investigate federal deputy Luis Miranda (DEM-DF) for defamatory accusations in the case of the...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  The Covid CPI (Parliamentary Inquiry Commission) on Wednesday, July 7, heard testimony from the Ministry of Health's former director of Logistics, Roberto Ferreira Dias. According to Senator Omar Aziz (PSD-AM), he was arrested for...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A Brazilian government spokesman, on Wednesday, June 23, denied that there were irregularities in the negotiation for the Indian covid vaccine Covaxin and accused the pro-government congressman who revealed the case of "slandering" and...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – (Opinion) Saturday, June 19, the city of Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, where I now live, celebrated 165 years since its founding in 1856 with an official local holiday. Happy Anniversary! Saturday, June 19, the United...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - EMS pharmaceutical company advised the Senate's Covid CPI that it invoiced R$142 (US$28.2) million with "Covid kit" drugs in 2020, an amount 8 times higher than the previous year. The sum with the sale...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Covid CPI (Senate investigative committee) was the scene of a series of fierce clashes between ex-governor of Rio de Janeiro Wilson Witzel and Senator Flávio Bolsonaro (Patriotas-RJ) on Wednesday, June 16. The two were...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday, June 1, said that the televised Covid CPI (Parliamentary Inquiry Committee on Brazil's management of Covid) is "a fiasco" and "a joke." The president's statements occurred on the day the...

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