Now without his venerated Donald Trump in the presidency of the United States, feeling alone in an increasingly ineffective governance, Jair Bolsonaro has virtually reached the realm of madness, by ordering that no aid be sent to Manaus to care for the victims of COVID-19, after the local authorities requested and gladly accepted the solidarity and material aid from Venezuela.
Thus, in the same way Cuba, Russia, and China have also helped to alleviate the pandemic, regardless of the hostile attitude of the owner of the Palacio de la Alvorada, who today, more than ever, is besieged by the consequences of his corrupt mandate and the defection of former allies, some who are greedy for power, and others who flee from a sinking ship.
Bolsonaro has threatened to turn to the army to eliminate any form of opposition, and he doesn’t care at all about the millions of people infected by COVID-19, which brings the death toll to 225,000, only surpassed by the United States, the world center of the epidemic.
His performance has been so awful that religious congregations of Brazil have come together to denounce before the United Nations and the World Health Organization their insensitivity to the suffering of the Brazilian people.
In this context outstand his actions to render inoperative the Unified System of Brazil, an entity that in previous governments had an effective participation in the care of the population.
Some claim he is worse than dictator Getulio Vargas, who when he was against U.S. imperialism, the Brazilian Communist Party, of which Luis Carlos Prestes was its Secretary General, gave him full support.
For him, environmental defenders are still his enemies, whom he accuses of inventing “greenhouse effect fables”, and he described the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Greenpeace, etc. as enemies, because they described the Amazon as the lung of the planet, while there are no tropical forests in Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania, the Arctic, or Antarctica.
It seems more possible, in Bolsonaro's Brazil, that fake news inspired by the so-called Andinia Plan, a conspiracy theory that warned in the 1970s about a Zionist plot to seize Patagonia from Chile and Argentina to create another Jewish state there...
Although that's what the Brazilian landowners are there for, with their bulldozers and chainsaws. The same who later reforest by planting soybeans where there used to be a forest with ancient oak trees and turn cows into native fauna.
It did not come out of the Paris Agreement for Brazil, because many businessmen related to the government would lose the quality certificates necessary to export their products. Not to mention that it would be essential - unlike the United States, where the treaty did not pass through the Capitol - the endorsement of a large parliamentary majority.
He didn’t close Congress, as he said he would several years ago, while he was a deputy, in an interview where he was asked what his first measures would be if he were elected president. "I would give a coup that very day," he replied bluntly.
Translated by: Amilkal Labañino Valdés/ Cubasi Translation Staff