Brazilians stage nationwide protests against President Bolsonaro’s COVID response

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RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilians staged protests against President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in at least 16 cities across the country on Saturday, carrying signs such as “Out with Bolsonaro” and “Impeachment now.” Bolsonaro’s popularity has plummeted during the coronavirus crisis, which has killed more than 450,000 Brazilians as the far-right leader played down its severity, dismissed mask wearing and cast doubt on the importance of vaccines. Organized by leftist political parties, unions and student associations, Saturday’s protests in the capital Brasil…

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