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Fṛm Đ Obzrvr │ ‘Carnival is politics’: revellers bring anti-Bolsonaro sentiment to Rio’s streets

Revellers enjoy the passage of performers on Olympic Boulevard in Rio in their first carnival since Covid. Photograph: Jose Lucena/ZUMA Press Wire/REX/Shutterstock
Revlrz injô ɖ pasij v pformrz on Olimpic Būḷvard in Rio in ɖer frst carnivl sins Covid. Foṭgraf: Jose Lucena/ZUMA Preswîr/REX/Śuṭstoc

‘Carnivl z poḷtics’: revlrz brñ anti-Bolsonaro sntimnt t Rio’z strīts

(Transcription of an article published in the Observer on Sunday 24 April 2022)

Wɖ ilex́nz les ɖn six munʈs awe, mni si fstivl az a ćans t vnt ɖer angr at faŗît prezidnt

Tom Phillips

Tom Filips in Rio de Janeiro, Súnde 24 Epril 2022

Az ɖ sún rouz ovr Rio’z breʈtecñ granit n qorts lanscep, José Leonardo da Silva set of fṛm hom drest az a 6ft 2in box v Viagra.

Hiz desṭneśn: a bīć-sîdstrīt parti cōld ɖ Cozmic Trumpits ẃr hundṛdz v haf-cloɖd revlrz hd gaɖrd t seḷbret ɖer frst carnivl sins Covid. Hiz mesij: ɖt ɖ scandl involvñ ɖ prćis v tnz v ʈǎzndz v irectîl-dsfuñśn tablits bî Prezidnt Jair Bolsonaro’z dfnsmiṇstri wz an intolṛbl afrunt.

“Carnivl z poḷtics tù,” sd Silva, a 43-yir-old sîcoḷjist fṛm Bṛzil’z hlʈsrvis, az h priperd t spend ɖ de dnǎnsñ Bolsonaro’z “cmplitli fasist” guvnmnt bî dsgîzñ himslf az a pacit v 50mg imṗtnspilz.

Silva wz nt ɖ onli wn wɖ poḷtics on hiz mînd ɖs wīc az bac̣neła gript Rio’z strīts fr ɖ frst tîm sins Febrri 2020.

Wɖ a bruzñ ilectṛl batl fr Bṛzil’z soul les ɖn six munʈs awe, mni sw carnivl az a ćans t vnt ɖer splīn at Bṛzil’z faŗît prezidnt, hu rtenz a f’rośsli loyl s’portbes bt z rpydietd bî mor ɖn haf v votrz.

Lǎd crîz v “Bolsonaro ǎt!” iruptd at Rio’z Samḅdrom on Frîde nît az ɖ siti’z top samḅscūlz hld ɖer frst pṛseśnz sins ɖ c’roṇvîṛs pandemic bgan. Ɖ prezidnt’s sun, Seṇtr Flávio Bolsonaro, wz stōct n tōntd bî angri revlrz ẃl trayñ t woć ɖ p’redz ẃl a banr dmandñ hiz faɖr’z rmuvl wz unfrld fṛm wn v ɖ standz.

Spectetrz in wn v ɖ Samḅdrom’z xclūsiv “lux̣́riboxz” śǎtd insults abt Bolsonaro’z mn preẓdnśl rîvl, ɖ formr leftist prezidnt Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Bt on ɖ wrcñclas teṛsz n at ɖ roumñ strītpartiz noun az blocos ɖr wz s’port fr Lula.

“I fīl hopfl bcz I b’liv dmocṛsi mst privel ovr oʈoṛterịnizm – n ɖr’z onli wn canddet hu cn aćiv ɖs n it’s Lula,” sd Angelo Morse, 43, hu wouc p at 4.30am on Ʈrzde t jôn a bloco cōld Ẃt a Luvli Wetḷnd.

Morse, an edycetr hu clemd t b a distnt reḷtiv v ɖ Norʈ Americn invntr Saḿl FB Morse, cem t carnivl wẹrñ an aḷgetrcostym dzînd t pṛtst at Bolsonaro’z hanḍlñ v a Covid ǎtbrec ẃć hz left mor ɖn 660,000 Bṛziłnz ded.

“Prezidnt Bolsonaro z a mōrón n sd ɖt f y got vax̣netd y’d trn intu an aḷgetr,” h sd bî we v xpḷneśn az ɖ sqer arnd him fild wɖ inībrietd partigowrz drest az pîṛts, devlz, nunz, sūṗhiroz, sìcrīćrz n, in wn ces, a botl v Hînz Yelo Musṭd. Wn carid a portrit śowñ Bolsonaro spywñ a rivr v grīn suij.

On a nirbî lōn, ɖ art d’rectr Maria Estephania spouc dspondntli abt ɖ sośl, culćṛl n ic̣nomic dclîn ś b’livd hd pleid ǎt sins Bolsonaro’z śoc 2018 ilex́nvicṭri.

“W fuct ǎrslvz” bî ilectñ Bolsonaro, Estephania, 34, sd wɖ a sai, az ś tc a brec fṛm partiyñ at Liqid Luvz, a bloco inspîrd bî ɖ wrc v ɖ sośioḷjist Zygmunt Bauman.

Estephania’z ǎtfit – a scarlit cep plastrd wɖ sticrz pṛmotñ Lula n Marcelo Freixo, a leftist alî ś hops wl b ilectd Rio’z nxt guvnr – îdnṭfaid an oltrṇtiv fyćr. “It’s an ilex́nyir n w nīd t ri’frm ǎr valyz, ẃć ber no rleśn t ɖoz v ɖ p’liticl grūp ẃć cuṛntli holdz pǎr,” Estephania sd. “Ǎr valyz hv abṣlutli nʈñ t d wɖ Bolsonaro.”

Nt evrbdi wontd t tōc poḷtics az carnivl rtrnd aftr a tū-yir Covid hieṭs.

At a bloco ǎtsd Rio’z Ḿziym v Tmoro, Eduardo Faria, a portli motrbîc curịr in a trqôz tūtu, bizid himslf filñ a pīnis-śept wōtrpistl wɖ minṛlwōtr. “I’m jst hir t hv fun! No poḷtics plīz!” ɖ 39-yir-old gigld. “It’s carnivl!”

Farɖr wst in Vila Mimoza, Rio’z red-lît district, anɖr rōc̣s pṛseśn wz abt t bgin, léd bî sxwrcrz n samḅḿziśnz. Ɖ most moḍstli drest partigowr wz Everson Almeida, a formr semiṇrist wẹrñ ɖ blac caṣc h yzd bfr dićñ planz t jôn ɖ prīsthd. A sticr bnʈ hiz clericl colr dclerd: “Bolsonaro ǎt!”

“H’z a sor on ǎr ssayti,” sd Almeida, 29, hu bōlct at Bolsonaro’z ptreyl v himslf az a God-firñ Crisćn. “Crîst cem t dlivr a mesij v śltr n incluźn, nt segṛgeśn, slfiśnis n conflict.”

Az ɖ drumr wormd p, Almeida vôst confidns ɖt ɖ Bolsonaro ira wz enṭrñ its fînl ćaptr, wɖ Lula līdñ in ɖ poulz.

“God wilñ [h’z finiśt],” h sd, pôntñ hevnẉdz. “N ɖs mst b ẃt H wonts.”

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn │ Bolsonaro’s ‘genocidal’ Covid response has led to Brazilian catastrophe, Dilma Rousseff says

Dilma Roussefff told the Guardian: ‘We are adrift on an ocean of hunger and disease … It truly is an utterly extreme situation that we’re witnessing in Brazil.’ Photograph: Ricardo Maldonado Rozo/EPA

Bolsonaro’z ‘jeṇsîdl’ Covid rspons hz léd t Bṛziłn ctastṛfi, Dilma Rousseff sz

(Transcription of a Guardian article of 10 April 2021)

Formr prezidnt tlz Gardịn Bṛzil fesz phps grevist momnt in its hisṭri n z ‘adrift on an ośn v hungr n dziz’

Tom Phillips is the Guardian's Latin America correspondent

Tom Filips in Rio de Janeiro, 10 Epril 2021

Jair Bolsonaro’z pvrs n “jeṇsîdl” rspons t wn v ɖ wrld’z dedliist Covid ǎtbrecs hz left Bṛzil “adrift on an ośn v hungr n dziz”, ɖ cuntri’s formr prezidnt Dilma Rousseff hz clemd.

Spīcñ t ɖ Gardịn ɖs wīc – az Bṛzil’z c’roṇvîṛs deʈtol hit devstetñ ny hîts, wɖ mor ɖn 12,000 deʈs in ɖ last ʈri dez – Rousseff sd hr cuntri fest phps ɖ grevist momnt in its hisṭri.

“W r livñ ʈru an xtrimli dṛmatic sićueśn in Bṛzil bcz w hv no guvnmnt, no stywdśp v ɖ crîsis,” sd Rousseff, a formr leftist g’ríla hu wz prezidnt fr jst ovr fîv yirz untl hr contṛvrśl 2016 impićmnt.

“W r siyñ 4,200 deʈs p’ de nǎ n evrʈñ sjsts ɖt f nʈñ ćenjz w’l rīć 5,000… Yt ɖr z an abṣlutli rpulsiv norṃlîześn v ɖs riaḷti undr we. Hǎ cn y norṃlîz ɖ 4,211 deʈs rejistrd [on Tyzde]?” Rousseff asct az Bṛzil’z ofiśl deʈtol rouz t ovr 345,000, secnd onli t ɖ YS.

Bṛzil’z frst fīmel prezidnt, lîc a growñ numbr v sitiznz, b’livz mć v ɖ blem le wɖ Bolsonaro, a far-rît popylist huz antisạntific rspons t ẃt h cōlz a “litl flu” hz md him an inṭnaśnl bôgiman. Opińnpoulz n potbaññ protests sjst growñ public angr at ɖ Trump-admîrñ poḷtiśn hu wz ilectd in 2018 aftr Rousseff’z mntr, formr prezidnt Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, wz jeld n privntd fṛm runñ bî a juj hu lêtr jônd Bolsonaro’z cabiṇt.

Rousseff clemd Bolsonaro’z saḅtājñ v cntenmnt n vax̣neśn eḟts, rfyzl t ordr a locdǎn n fełr t ofr adiqt ic̣nomic s’port t ɖ pur hd cntribytd t a traɉdi v “caṭstrofic pṛporśnz”.

“I’m nt seyñ Bṛzil wd’nt hv sufrd deʈs [wɖ a difṛnt rspons] – ol cuntriz dd,” ś sd. “I’m seyñ ɖt part v ɖ levl v deʈs hir z funḍmnṭli dǎn t inc̣rect p’liticl dsiźnz, ẃć r stl biyñ tecn.”

Bṛzil’z brecdǎn wz olso an inṭnaśnl ʈret. “Ɖ absns v an ifctiv fît agnst ɖ pandemic [in Bṛzil] līdz t smʈñ xtrimli sirịs: ɖ imrjns v ɖ so-cōld ny verịnts, ẃć r hîli infx́s n hv incrist ɖ numbr v deʈs in neḅrñ cuntriz,” Rousseff sd, pôntñ t hǎ Sǎʈ Americn nebrz wr clozñ ɖer bordrz fr fir v ɖ mor cntejs P1 verịnt linct t Bṛzil’z Aṃzn.

Mni critics nǎ argy Bolsonaro’z ax́nz amǎnt t “jeṇsîd” – n Rousseff sd ś wz amñ ɖm.

“I yz ɖt wrd. Ẃt caṛcṭrîzz ɖ act v jeṇsîd z ẃn y ple a dlibṛt rǒl in ɖ deʈ v a popyleśn on a masiv scel,” ɖ 73-yir-old sd fṛm hr hom in Porto Alegre, wn v mni sitiz ẃr hospitlz hv bn oṿẃlmd n doctrz forst t ple God.

“It’s nt ɖ wrd [jeṇsîd] ɖt inṭrests m – it’s ɖ consept. N ɖ consept z ɖs: rsponsbiḷti fr deʈs ɖt cd hv bn avôdd.”

On Ʈrzde, Bṛzil’z s’prīm cort ordrd a cngreśnl invstgeśn intu ɖ guvnmnt’s conduct – a śocmuv ɖt xprts cōld a mejr blo t Bolsonaro, hu stl injôz ɖ s’port v abt a ʈrd v votrz bt fesz record levlz v rjx́n.

Bolsonaro in March. Brazil’s official death toll is more than 345,000. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters
Bolsonaro in Marć. Bṛzil’z ofiśl deʈtol z mor ɖn 345,000. Foṭgraf: Ueslei Marcelino/Rôtrz

Bṛzil’z dzastr – ẃć z biyñ trboćarjd bî ɖ P1 verịnt – z xpctd t dīpn frɖr in ɖ cmñ dez. Mor ɖn 66,000 Bṛziłn lîvz wr lost t Covid in Marć. Epril’z deʈtol z xpctd t xid 100,000. On Frîde ɖ Wrld Hlʈ Orġnîześn sīńr advîzr Brūs Êlẉd cōld ɖ ǎtbrec “a rejñ infrno”.

“It’s despṛt. T b onist, I c’nt slīp proprli. I g t bed wɖ ɖz numbrz n siḿleśnz in mî hed n I jst c’nt ʈnc stret,” sd Miguel Nicolelis, a prominnt sayntist huz grim pṛjx́nz abt ɖ ǎtbrec hv rpitidli bn cnfrmd.

“Ɖ YS hd wn de wɖ mor ɖn 5,000 deʈs n w’r gwñ t oṿtec ɖ YS – in ɖ numbr v dêli deʈs n probbli in ɖ totl numbr v ftaḷtiz tù,” Nicolelis pridictd.

“W’r gwñ t start siyñ bodiz pîlñ p in ǎr hlʈclinics n ppl dayñ in ɖ strīts sn in ɖ bigist siti in Bṛzil,” h sd v São Paulo, cōlñ fr a wn-munʈ neśnwîd locdǎn n ɖ cloźr v rodz, erports n rivrz.

Rousseff olso rjd an imīɉt śutdǎn, olɖo Bolsonaro hz rpitidli rjctd ɖt îdīa, apaṛntli firñ it wd cripl ɖ icoṇmi n hiz hops v riilex́n in 2022. “Ɖr wl b no neśnwîd locdǎn,” Bolsonaro insistd jrñ a trip t suɖn Bṛzil ɖs wīc.

Spīcñ ǎtsd hiz rezidns on Tyzde, Bolsonaro, 66, śrugd of criṭsizm. “[I’v bn cōld] hoṃfobic, resist, fasist, a torćrr … Nǎ I’m jeṇsîdl,” h smrct. “Z ɖr enʈñ I’m nt t blem fr in Bṛzil?”

Rousseff agrìd Bolsonaro wz nt ɖ onli culprit fr ɖ Covid c’laṃti śecñ hr cuntri, n ɖ wrld. Ś olso blemd ɖ ic̣nomic ilits, militri ćīfs, mīdịmǒglz n poḷtiśnz hu hlpt ɖ rîtwñ xtrimist win pǎr bî bacñ hr rmuvl fṛm ofis n ɖen ćirñ Lula’z dǎnfōl n Bolsonaro’z rîz. Wrldlīdrz includñ Doṇld Trump hd olso handld ɖ pandemic dzastṛsli.

“Ppl wl hv t b hld rsponsbl fr ɖ ctastṛfi ɖt hz bn enɉnird in Bṛzil,” Rousseff sd, ćartñ its cuṛnt tribyleśnz bac t hr sspnśn fṛm ofis xacli fîv yirz ago fr alejidli mnipyletñ ɖ bujit t masc ic̣nomic mleiz.

“Bolsonaro z a product v ɖs… orijinl sin: ɖ impićmnt,” ś sd v ẃt hr s’portrz cōl a p’liticli-drivn “cù”.

On Súnde 16 Epril 2016, Bolsonaro, ɖen an obskr congresmn, wz wn v 367 depytiz hu apruvd Rousseff’z impićmnt jrñ an unrūli seśn in ẃć h dedcetd hiz vot t a dictetrśp-ira torćrr hu oṿsw ɖ abys v leftist reblz sć az hr.

Bac ɖen, Rousseff sd ś hd nvr imajind Bolsonaro wd wn de bcm prezidnt. Nr cd ś invizij Bṛzil fesñ tde’z imrjnsi undr mor inadiqt līdrśp. “Ɖ riaḷti z wrs ɖn enʈñ I cd hv poṣbli imajind. It’s az f w’r adrift. W r adrift on an ośn v hungr n dziz… It trūli z an utrli xtrim sićueśn ɖt w’r witṇsñ in Bṛzil.”

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MOR ARTICLZ Fṛm Đ Gardịn

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn │ The vagina dialogues: 33-metre artwork draws far right’s ire in Brazil

Artist Juliana Notari installed the artwork, entitled Diva, in rural art park in Pernambuco, Brazil. Photograph: Juliana Notari
Artist Juliana Notari instōld ɖ artwrc, intîtld Dīva, in rṛl artparc in Pernambuco, Bṛzil. Foṭgraf: Juliana Notari

Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Ɖ vjîna daylogz: 33-mītr artwrc drwz far rît’s îr in Bṛzil

(Transcription of a Guardian article of 3 January 2021)

Juliana Notari’z hilsîd sculpćr sparcs claś btwn Bolsonaro-s’portñ rît n left-wñ culćṛl cḿṇti

Tom Filips, Rio de Janeiro, 3 Jańri 2021

A 33-mītr riinforst concrīt vjîna hz sparct a Bolsonarịn baclaś in Bṛzil, wɖ s’portrz v ɖ cuntri’z far-rît prezidnt claśñ wɖ left-wñ art admîrrz ovr ɖ insṭleśn.

Ɖ hand-md sculpćr, intîtld Dīva, wz unveild bî viźl artist Juliana Notari on Saṭde at a rṛl artparc on ɖ grǎndz v a formr śŭgrmil in Pernambuco, wn v Bṛzil’z most culćṛli vîbṛnt stets.

In a Fes-bc post, Notari sd ɖ scarlit hilsîd vulva wz intndd t “qsćn ɖ rleśnśp btwn nećr n culćr in ǎr faḷsntric n anʈṛṗsntric wstn ssayti” n pṛvoc dbet ovr ɖ “probḷṃtîześn v jndr”.

“Nawdez ɖz iśuz hv bcm incrisñli rjnt,” ɖ artist add in ẃt apird partli t b a refṛns t ɖ incrisñli intolṛnt clîṃt in Jair Bolsonaro’z Bṛzil.

Ɖt coment wz imīɉtli bòrn ǎt bî ɖ angri n ofn obsin riax́nz t Notari’z art, az ʈǎzndz v critics – mni sīmñli Bolsonaro s’portrz – fludd ɖ artist’s Fes-bc pej wɖ ɖer îr. “Hu d y leftiz ʈnc y’r fūlñ? Apart fṛm ysfl idịts on ɖ left, v cors,” wn v ɖ mor rstrend dtractrz rout.

Bolsonaro’z YS-best p’liticl gŭru, ɖ pṛfeśnl p’leṃsist Olavo de Carvalho, weid in wɖ a custmṛli fǎl-mǎɖd twīt.

Mni rspondd mor poztivli t Notari’z rezin-cuvrd sculpćr, ẃć tc 11 munʈs t bild. “Ɖr’z a lot t ʈnc abt in ɖs wrc,” twītd ɖ seḷbretd tranz cartūnist Laerte Coutinho.

Anɖr fan rout: “I luvd it! An intiṃt part v s xpozd wɖ sć byti. W nīd mor sć wrcs ɖt eḷvet feṃnizm n its ńuansz.”

Kleber Mendonça Filho, a film d’rectr fṛm Pernambuco, prezd Notari fr rspondñ t sć a cnsrvtiv momnt in Bṛziłn hisṭri wɖ a jîgantic vjîna. “Ɖ riax́nz t yr wrc r a mirr [v ssayti], a s’xes,” h twītd.

Sins tecñ ofis in 2019, Bolsonaro hz rpitidli mlînd culćr, pentñ artists – mni v hūm opoz hiz guvnmnt – az dec̣dnt spunjrz hu milc public fundz t pédl coḿnist garbij. A s’xeśn v rnǎnd artists daid last yir, mni fṛm Covid-19, n Bolsonaro rspondd wɖ sîḷns.

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MOR ARTICLZ Fṛm Đ Gardịn

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Trump, Putin and Bolsonaro have been complacent. Now the pandemic has made them all vulnerable

Simon Tisdall
Sîmn Tizdl

Trump, Pūćin n Bolsonaro hv bn cmplesnt. Nǎ ɖ pandemic hz md ɖm ol vulnṛbl

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 17 May 2020)

Ɖ wrld’z stroñmen me wel end p peyñ a p’liticl prîs fr ɖer siṇsizm n incompitns

Sîmn Tizdl, Súnde, 17 Me 2020

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, centre, and his ministers arriving in Brasilia. Photograph: Joédson Alves/EPA
Bṛziłn prezidnt Jair Bolsonaro, sntr, n hiz ministrz arîvñ in Bṛziła. Foṭgraf: Joédson Alves/YPA

F  Boris Jonsn z mshanḍlñ ɖ pandemic, h z nt alon. Fōlsli clemñ evrʈñ z undr cntrol, dojñ rsponsbiḷti, hîdñ fṛm public vy, xplôtñ ɖ crîsis fr p’liticl gen, mǎntñ arṭfiśl dstrax́nz n blemñ ɖ mīdia: ɖz r comn bhevyrpatnz xibtd bî sm v ɖ wrld’z most pǎrfl – n śifti – līdrz.

Wl ɖe pe a prîs fr ɖer līʈl incompitns n siṇsizm? It’s poṣbl sm wl, ɖo it me tec a ẃl. Ɖ pandemic z ćenjñ p’liticl calkleśnz arnd ɖ glob. Līdrz hu lct invulnṛbl sudnli apir les so. Ɖt in trn cd śift ɖ stṛtījic calkḷs n oltr ɖ baḷns v pǎr btwn cuntriz in wez bʈ unixpctd n prṃnnt.

Doṇld Trump’s pformns z a lésn in hǎ nt t handl an imrjnsi. It me bcm a cmpulsri ceștudi fr fyćr stydnts v crîsismanijmnt. Trump miṇmîzd ɖ ʈret rli on, ofrd foni aśuṛnsz, n feld t mc a plan. H hz sins akzd Ćîna v dlibṛtli spredñ “pleg” ẃl weṗnîzñ ɖ crîsis t smir hiz Deṃcratic rîvl, Jo Bîdn.

Ɖ prezidnt’s mirịd caṛctrflwz nīd no rhrsl hir. Bt it sīmz a despṛt Trump wl stop at nʈñ t rībūt hiz riilex́nprospects. F ɖt mīnz f’mntñ a cold wor wɖ Ćîna, or stǒcñ reśl dviźnz n anti-mîgṛnt, anti-Mŭzlim bays, h’z p fr it. N f ol ɖt felz, h me trî t dle Nvmbr’z ilex́n, a s’nario nt rūld ǎt bî hiz sic̣fantic sun-in-lw.

C’roṇvîṛs hz md a sort v lepr v Trump. A lac v fedṛl līdrśp n hiz s’port fr preṃtyrli endñ stet locdǎnz h nvr trūli s’portd apirz t b pṛpelñ a rîz in Covid-19 cesz in smōl mid-wst tǎnz n rṛl cḿṇtiz fṛm Aywa t Texs. Ɖz r ɖ hartḷndz v Trump’s America, ẃr hiz most loyl votrz liv.

Az a rzult, Rpublicnz runñ fr Congres r runñ awe fṛm Trump, firfl v infx́n fṛm ɖ miazma v lîz n dstrust inveḷpñ ɖ Ẃît Hǎs. Az jobz dis’pir bî tnz v miłnz, Deṃcrats’ hops v winñ ɖ Senit r rîzñ. Bîdn’z līd in ci batlgrǎnd stets z wîḍnñ, fyld bî ic̣nomic meltdǎn n Trump’s gafs.

Vlajīmir Pūćin z anɖr līdr in sirịs vîṛl dificlti. Onli munʈs ago, h lct invinsbl. Ol ɖ tōc in Ruśa wz v consttyśnl “rformz” ɖt wd ifctivli mc him prezidnt fr lîf. Ɖoz planz r nǎ on hold, phps prṃnntli. Pūćin’z dsiźn t śīld himslf fṛm harm, îṣletñ awe fṛm Mosco, hz badli dntd hiz imij az firlis tuf-gai līdr.

Aftr wīcs v cmplesnsi at ɖ top, Ruśa fîndz itslf wɖ ɖ secnd fastist ret v Covid-19 infx́nz in ɖ wrld. Pūćin’z hand-pict prîm̦inistr, Miħîl Miśŭstin, z in hospitl, az z ɖ Cremlin spocsmn Dmitri Piskov. In vidioconfṛnsz hld t dscus ɖ crîsis, Pūćin hz lct mor bord ɖn cnsrnd. Emṗʈi wz nvr hiz stroñ sūt.

People wear face masks and gloves on the Moscow Metro. Russia now finds itself with the second fastest rate of Covid-19 infections in the world. Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP
Ppl wer fes mascs n gluvz on ɖ Mosco Metro. Ruśa nǎ fîndz itslf wɖ ɖ secnd fastist ret v Covid-19 infx́nz in ɖ wrld. Foṭgraf: Alexander Zemłańićenco/AP

Ɖ p’liticl impḷceśnz r ptnṣ́li far-renjñ. Añśs t avôd prsnl blem fr twin hlʈ n ic̣nomic dzastrz, Pūćin hz śiftd rsponsbiḷti fr maṇjñ ɖ crîsis t ɖ rījnz, ẃć hv ifctivli bn left t fnd fr ɖmslvz. Wlʈi biznisṃn – ɖ so-cōld oligācs – hv stept intu ɖ brīć. In sć wez dz a līdr’z pǎr irod n slip awe.

Uɖr poḷtiśnz r śowñ a dgri v reclis insūsịns ɖt mcs Boris Jonsn lc poztivli swićt on bî cmparisn. Bṛzil’z prezidnt Jair Bolsonaro hit a ny lo fr irisponsbiḷti bî ridklñ public-pṛtx́n meźrz. Bṛzil hz ɖ hîist Covid deʈret in Latin America. Bt Bolsonaro prifŕz barḅkpartiz t hospitlvizits. H me yt pe wɖ hiz job in a cuntri ẃr preẓdnśl impićmnt acć̣li wrcs.

In Trci, mnẃl, ɖ vîṛs hz bròt a gret mni pijinz hom t rūst. A strucćṛli frajîl icoṇmi, a holoud-ǎt sivl ssayti n mīdia, n a clîṃt v fir crietd bî Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hz nt pruvd cndysiv t a yṇfaid naśnl ef̣t – līdñ aṇlists sjst ɖ sultnprezidnt’s rên me b drw̃ t a cloz.

Mjoṛti Crdiś eriaz in īstn Trci, fr xampl, ɖ sīn v frīqnt conflict wɖ ɖ sntṛl guvnmnt, hv rportidli bn hard hit. Diyarbakir-best acṭvist n oʈr Nurcan Baysal tlz a fmiłr têl v hlʈwrcrz afreid t g t wrc dy t a lac v pṛtctiv iqipmnt. Bt it’s a p’liticl probḷm, tù.

“Tde, ɖr r nt inuf tsts, nt inuf doctrz, no sivl ssayti, no mẹrz, n nt inuf meźrz t tacl ɖ c’roṇvîṛs in Crdiś sitiz,” Baysal sd – partli bcz mni Crdiś doctrz n nrsz wr sact in Erdoğan’z prjz.

A sntṛl actr in ɖs globl drama, Ćîna’z modn-de emprr Śí Jñpñ z nt abt t fōl – olɖo h rićli dzrvz ɖ sác. Rɖr, an imboldnd Śí riscs ovr-pleyñ hiz hand az h sīcs t trnsform a c’laṃti intu a PR vicṭri fr Ćînīz soft pǎr, streñʈ̇nñ Bêźñ’z clǎt at ɖ xpns v wìcnd wstn cuntriz.

Americn fumḅlñ, plus Ruśn n Yṛpiyn dbiḷti, ofr Śí a mcābra oṗtyṇti t advans hiz viźn v Ćîna az dominnt globl pǎr. Bt ɖ agresiv, Boxr Rbełn-stîl provceśnz v hiz “wlf-worịr” dipḷmats n parti cādraz r fīdñ an inṭnaśnl baclaś.

Preśr z growñ t rtaliet bî qoṛntīnñ Bêźñ, p’liticli n ic̣nomicli. N ɖt, in trn, būsts Trump’s confṛnteśnl, slf-xculṗtri campeņaṛtiv.

Trump clemz Ćîna wonts t dnî him a secnd trm. Yt ɖ oṗzit me b tru. Śí nz a ysfl idịt ẃn h siz wn – n ɖs YS prezidnt z īẓli ǎtfoxt. Ɖ ʈt ɖt Ćîna’z oṗziśnl tactics cd hlp gt Trump riilectd z inuf t mc enwn sic.

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Brazil’s President Bolsonaro must ‘drastically change course’ on Covid-19, says The Lancet

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro waves after a meeting at the Ministry of Defense headquarters in Brasilia on Friday. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters
Bṛzil’z Prezidnt Jair Bolsonaro wevz aftr a mītñ at ɖ Miṇstri v Dfns hedqortrz in Bṛziła on Frîde. Foṭgraf: Ueslei Marcelino/Rôtrz

Bṛzil’z Prezidnt Bolsonaro mst ‘drasticli ćenj cors’ on Covid-19, sz Ɖ Lansit

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 9 May 2020)

Britiś medicl jrnl’z edtorịl sz ɖ Bṛziłn prezidnt’s disrigard fr locdǎn meźrz z daṃjñ

Rôtrz, Saṭde, 9 Me 2020

Ɖ  bigist ʈret t Bṛzil’z abiḷti t s’xesf̣li combat ɖ spred v ɖ c’roṇvîṛs n tacl ɖ unfoldñ public-hlʈ crîsis z ɖ cuntri’z prezidnt, Jair Bolsonaro, acordñ t ɖ Britiś medicl jrnl Ɖ Lansit.

In an edtorịl, Ɖ Lansit sd hiz disrigard fr n flǎtñ v locdǎn meźrz wz sǒwñ cnfyźn acrs Bṛzil, ẃć rportd a record numbr v Covid-19 deʈs on Frîde, n z fast imrjñ az wn v ɖ wrld’z c’roṇvîṛs hotspots.

Bṛzil’z hlʈmiṇstri on Frîde rejistrd 10,222 ny cnfrmd cesz v ɖ c’roṇvîṛs n 751 rletd deʈs, bìtñ ɖ prīvịs record v 615. Ɖt bròt ɖ totl v cnfrmd cesz in Bṛzil t 145,328 n deʈs t 9,897, ɖ most dedli ǎtbrec in an imrjñ-marcit neśn.

Bolsonaro, a formr armicaptin, z bcmñ incrisñli hamstruñ bî p’liticl crîsis folowñ hiz rīsnt sacñ v popylr hlʈministr Luiz Henrique Mandetta n ɖ reẓgneśn v justisministr Sergio Moro, Ɖ Lansit sd.

“Ɖ ćalinj z ultiṃtli p’liticl, rqîrñ cntinẏs ingejmnt bî Bṛziłn ssayti az a hol. Bṛzil az a cuntri mst cm tgɖr t gv a clir ansr t ɖ ‘So ẃt?’ bî its Prezidnt. H nīdz t drasticli ćenj cors or mst b ɖ nxt t g,” ɖ edtorịl sd.

In rspons t a jrṇlist’s qsćn last wīc abt ɖ record numbr v deʈs fṛm c’roṇvîṛs, Bolsonaro sd: “So ẃt? I’m sori, bt ẃt d y wont m t d?”

Bolsonaro’z pres-ofis dclînd t coment on ɖ Lansit edtorịl. On Frîde, ɖ prezidnt sd h pland t hv 30 frendz ovr t ɖ preẓdnśl palis fr a barḅk. Lêtr in ɖ de, h joct ɖt h me xtnd ɖ invteśn t ʈǎzndz mor, includñ p’liticl s’portrz n membrz v ɖ pres.

A rport bî Impirịl Colij Lundn publiśt on Frîde śoud ɖt “ɖ eṗdemic z nt yt cntrold n wl cntiny t gro” in Bṛzil, in starc contrast t parts v Yṛp n Eźa, ẃr inforst locdǎnz hv hd s’xes.

“Ẃl ɖ Bṛziłn eṗdemic z stl reḷtivli nesnt on a naśnl scel, ǎr rzults sjst ɖt frɖr ax́n z nīdd t limit spred n privnt hlʈsistm oṿlod,” ɖ Impirịl Colij rport sd.

In its edtorịl, Ɖ Lansit notd ćaḷnjz Bṛzil fest. Abt 13 miłn Bṛziłnz liv in śantitǎn “fvelaz”, ẃr hîjīnrec̣mndeśnz n fizicl distnsñ r nir imposbl t folo.

Ɖ cuntri’z indijṇs popyleśn wz olso undr “svir ʈret” īvn bfr ɖ Covid-19 ǎtbrec dy t ɖ guvnmnt trnñ a blînd î t or īvn incuṛjñ ilīgl mînñ n logñ in ɖ Aṃzn renforist.

“Ɖz logrz n mainrz nǎ risc brññ Covid-19 t rmot popyleśnz,” it sd.

Most v Bṛzil’z 27 stet n district guvnmnts r tecñ ɖ ʈret v ɖ vîṛs mor sirịsli ɖn Bolsonaro.

On Frîde, ɖ guvnmnt v São Paulo, Bṛzil’z most popyḷs stet, xtndd manḍtri qoṛntīn-ordrz ʈru t 31 Me. Ɖe hd bn scedyld t xpîr on 11 Me.

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