Calls grow to impeach Brazil's president over virus inaction
Many Brazilian legislators and civil society heads want to impeach President Jair Bolsonaro over his insistence on keeping businesses running despite the growing coronavirus crisis in the country.
Brazil has the highest number of infections and deaths in Latin America, with nearly 7,000 cases and more than 200 deaths from the disease.
Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports.
After Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extends virus restrictions in Michigan to May 28, armed protestors try to storm the state's Capitol. Aired on 5/1/2020. The three-week bike race had previously been scheduled to start in Nice on June 27 and end in Paris on July 19. Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is rallying his supporters to back his call to end the lockdown.
He has attacked governors who have introduced restrictions in an effort to stop the spread of the virus.
The president's push to reopen comes despite more than 15,000 deaths in Brazil, with no signs of slowing.
Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports. Defying warnings that the Covid-19 outbreak won't peak until next month, Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro says he wants quarantines to be lifted this week. He has railed against lockdowns and is determined to restart the economy at any costs.