Brazil — Latin America’s largest country — is experiencing a deepening crisis with the coronavirus pandemic. As part of The World's regular series of conversations about the pandemic and as a special in our podcast feed, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Marcia Castro, chair of the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, who addresses the situation in Brazil.
Top of The World: The commanders of Brazil’s army, navy and air force resigned on Wednesday. And, the UK government has released a controversial inquiry into racism. Also, the brother of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday in a major drug case.
On Tuesday, the heads of the Brazilian navy, army and air force jointly resigned after Bolsonaro removed the defense minister in a major Cabinet reshuffle. This comes on the anniversary of Brazil's 1964 coup that ushered in a decadeslong dictatorship.
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