Brazil senators to vote on damning Covid report

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A Senate committee in Brazil is meeting to vote on whether to approve a damning report into the government’s handling of the Covid pandemic. The report, which was presented in the Senate last week, recommends that President Jair Bolsonaro face charges, including crimes against humanity. It is the culmination of a six-month inquiry which has revealed scandals and corruption inside government. President Bolsonaro has said that he is “guilty of absolutely nothing”. The report also accuses the president of misusing public funds and peddling fake news. In total, he could face nine criminal charges.But Mr Bolsonaro has insisted that his government “did the right thing from the first moment”.(BBC)…[+]