Behind the persistent coup attempts by President Jair Bolsonaro lies the hunger that has hit millions of Brazilians.
With more than 14 million unemployed and inflation reaching 10 percent, desperate Brazilians are even looking for food scraps and discarded animal carcasses, typically used to produce pet food or soap, to survive and feed their families.
Data shows that 116 million Brazilians live without full and permanent access to food and of these, 19 million go hungry on a daily basis. This sad reality ends up being left aside, hidden but also exacerbated by the political crisis ravaging the country.
In a country that has been crisis-driven since at least 2015, when the impeachment of former President Dilma Rousseff began, the latest scandal involves Prevent Senior, a healthcare company that owns several hospitals, and whose management is accused of conducting tests on patients and forcing doctors to offer drugs without proven efficacy in one of the country’s biggest medical scandals.
Full article at Latino Rebels’ website. Date of publication: 05/10/2021.