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Fṛm Đ Gardịn │ Joe Biden’s billions won’t stop Bolsonaro destroying the Amazon rainforest

‘Jair Bolsonaro’s government has transformed Brazil into an environmental pariah, the world’s greatest destroyer of tropical forests.’ Photograph: Brasil2/Getty Images
‘Jair Bolsonaro’z guvnmnt hz trnsformd Bṛzil intu an invîrnmntl p’raia, ɖ wrld’z gretist dstroyr v tropicl forists.’ Foṭgraf: Brasil2/Geti Iṃjz

Jo Bîdn’z biłnz w’nt stop Bolsonaro dstroyñ ɖ Aṃzn renforist

(Transcription of a Guardian article of 22 April 2021)

Fundz ofrd t pswed Brazil’z ruiṇs guvnmnt t stop dīfoṛsteśn r mnt wel, bt badli msjujd

Marina Silva n Rubens Ricupero, formr Bṛziłn invîrnmntministrz, 22 Epril 2021

Az a canddet, Jo Bîdn bilt p ɖ wrld’z hops ẃn h cmitd ɖ YS t rījônñ ɖ Paris agrīmnt, cnfruntñ ɖ clîṃt dnaylizm v hiz oponnt n sigṇlñ ɖt h wz redi t trīt ɖ clîṃtcrîsis az a stṛtījic prîoṛti. So far, ɖt hop hz bcm srtnti – n rlif fr ɖoz v s hu r strîvñ t fînd strucćṛl n globl s’luśnz t ɖ crîsis.

Fr ɖ Bṛziłn guvnmnt, prizîdd ovr bî ɖ clîṃtćenj sceptic Jair Bolsonaro, ɖ promis t rījôn ɖ Paris acordz sǎndd lîc a ʈret, īvn mor so bcz it wz foloud bî a promis md jrñ wn v ɖ dbets t moḅlîz $20bn (£14bn) in inṭnaśnl fundz fr tropicl renforists – includñ fr Bṛzil – t stop ɖ dstrux́n v ɖ Aṃzn. Bolsonaro riactd bî cōlñ ɖ planz “cawd ʈrets”.

Last yir, Bîdn me nt hv bn fŭli awer v ɖ xtnt t ẃć ɖ cuṛnt Bṛziłn guvnmnt hz trnsformd Bṛzil intu an invîrnmntl p’raia, ɖ wrld’z gretist dstroyr v tropicl forists n ɖ fōrmost ʈret t ɖ planit’s olrdi pricerịs clîṃt eqlibrịm. Bî nǎ, az Bîdn’z clîṃt sumit gts undr we, h wl hv bn fŭli informd n rpitidli wornd v ɖ risc v mcñ dīlz ɖt cd streñʈn Bolsonaro’z guvnmnt n alǎ it t frɖr advans its dstructiv poḷsiz.

Stl, ɖ Bîdn admiṇstreśn, alñ wɖ ministrz fṛm Britn n Yṛp, hz in rīsnt wīcs bn ngośietñ a dīl wɖ ɖ Bṛziłn guvnmnt. Fr ol ɖ tōc v cawdli ʈrets, Bolsonaro’z invîrnmntministr, Ricardo Salles, z ascñ fr a yirli instōlmnt v $1bn – in rtrn fr ẃć, h sz, Bṛzil’z foristcliṛns wd b rdyst bî btwn 30% n 40%. Ɖr r cnsrnz ɖt sm v ɖz fundz cd b ćanld t ɖ vri landgrabrz hu r bhnd ɖ dstrux́n v ɖ Aṃzn.

Ǎr wornñ z best on ɖ folowñ fact: dīfoṛsteśn in ɖ Bṛziłn Aṃzn z nt ɖ rzult v a lac v muni, bt a consiqns v ɖ guvnmnt’s dlibṛt fełr v cer.

Rsivñ inṭnaśnl fundz t implimnt pṛtctiv meźrz n ɖ ssteṇbl ys v ɖ forist z a norml n nesṣri trnzax́n. Ɖ Aṃzn Fund z ɖ most seḷbretd xampl: it oṗretd wɖ Jrmn n Norwījn rzorsz untl rīsntli ẃn, t ɖ horr v ɖ wrld, it wz diactvetd bî ɖ Bṛziłn invîrnmntmiṇstri. Ɖ guvnmnt md ɖ dsiźn t discntiny ɖ fund, ẃć stl hd abt $500m in fyćr dneśnz, bcz it wontd t rstrict hǎ ɖ muni wz yzd.

Rdysñ grīnhǎs-gas imiśnz hz nvr bn a prîoṛti fr ɖ Bṛziłn guvnmnt. Tec its ǒn clîṃtfund, fṛm ẃć abt $100,000 wz ćanld intu saṇteśnmeźrz rɖr ɖn ɖ mitgeśn v naśnl carbn imiśnz. V cors, saṇteśn z isnśl t hlʈ n welbiyñ in ǎr sitiz, bt it z far fṛm a sgnificnt sors v imiśnz. Ɖ guvnmnt olso slaśt ɖ bujit v ɖ Insttyt v ɖ Invîrnmnt n Rnywbl Naćṛl Rzorsz (Ibama), ɖ dpartmnt wɖn ɖ invîrnmntmiṇstri rsponsbl fr moniṭrñ dīfoṛsteśn. In ɖ frst haf v 2019, £2.2m wz aḷcetd fr inspx́nz; last yir, ɖ figr wz £700,000.

Ẃt ɖ guvnmnt z misñ z nt caś, bt a cmitmnt t ɖ truʈ. It dnaid ɖ xistns v fîrz in ɖ Aṃzn az ɖ flemz wr brnñ. Bṛziłn nyz z sać̣retd wɖ scandlz ɖt śo psistnt guvnmnt ax́n t wìcn invîrnmntl bodiz, rol bac lejsleśn, n ignor inṭnaśnl agrīmnts. Tū yirz ago, it dsmist ɖ hed v ɖ INPE – ɖ Naśnl Insttyt v Spes Rsrć – fr ɖ simpl fact ɖt ɖ insttyśn hd cmpîld deta on ɖ rîz v dīfoṛsteśn. Last wīc, it dsmist ɖ hed v ɖ ofis v ɖ fedṛl p’līs, hu hd léd ɖ larjist invstgeśn intu ɖ ilīgl xtrax́n v wŭd in ɖ hisṭri v ɖ Aṃzn. It hz rplest xpirịnst sivl srvnts wɖ indivijlz wɖt eni foṛstri xṗtīz in sevṛl dpartmnts, n it intndz t ifctivli śut dǎn ICMBio, Bṛzil’z fōrmost insttyśn dedcetd t ɖ pṛtx́n v naćṛl rzrvz.

T rīć a biłn-dolr agrīmnt wɖ Bolsonaro’z guvnmnt at ɖs crūśl momnt wl onli streñʈn its rzolv: it wl b a būn fr ɖ farmrz n landgrabrz hu hv ilīġli okpaid public forists n indijṇs land n snd ɖ prisîsli oṗzit mesij t ɖt ẃć z nīdd in ɖs crūśl yir fr ɖ clîṃt.

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• Marina Silva srvd az Bṛzil’z ministr fr ɖ invîrnmnt, 2003-8. Rubens Ricupero srvd az ministr fr ɖ invîrnmnt, 1993-4

MOR ARTICLZ Fṛm Đ Gardịn

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Bolsonaro in fresh crisis over son’s alleged links to fake news racket

Jair Bolsonaro at a news conference in Brasilia on Friday. His dismissive reaction to the coronavirus crisis has sparked outrage across the political spectrum. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters
Jair Bolsonaro at a nyzconfṛns in Bṛziła on Frîde. Hiz dsmisiv riax́n t ɖ c’roṇvîṛs crîsis hz sparct ǎtrej acrs ɖ p’liticl spectṛm. Foṭgraf: Ueslei Marcelino/Rôtrz
Bolsonaro in freś crîsis ovr sun’z alejd lincs t fec-nyz racit

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 26 April 2020)

Clemz risc daṃjñ Bṛziłn prezidnt olrdi rīlñ fṛm reẓgneśn v justisministr

Tom Filips in Rio de Janeiro. Súnde, 26 Epril, 2020

Ɖ  p’liticl storm ingulfñ Bṛzil’z far-rît prezidnt, Jair Bolsonaro, hz intnṣfaid wɖ rports ɖt fedṛl p’līs-invstgetrz hv îdnṭfaid hiz sun az wn v ɖ alejd ci membrz v a “criminl fec-nyz racit” ingejd in ʈreṭnñ n dfemñ Bṛziłn oʈoṛtiz.

Wn v Bṛzil’z top nyzpeprz, ɖ Folha de São Paulo, clemd an invstgeśn bî Bṛzil’z iqivḷnt t ɖ FBI hd hond in on Carlos Bolsonaro, ɖ prezidnt’s sośl-mīdia-savi sun.

Carlos Bolsonaro, 37, rjctd ɖ clemz az “garbij” n “a joc” on Twitr, ẃr h hz 1.7 miłn folowrz.

Bt ɖ aḷgeśnz wl dīpn ɖ crîsis cnsymñ Bolsonaro’z 16-munʈ-old guvnmnt n frɖr dstract fṛm ɖ cuntri’s ef̣ts t tacl ɖ c’roṇvîṛs pandemic, ẃć hz cild mor ɖn 4,000 Bṛziłnz.

Bolsonaro’z admiṇstreśn wz olrdi flǎnḍrñ bfr ɖ rīsnt reẓgneśn v hiz pǎrfl justisministr, Sérgio Moro, wɖ anɖr v ɖ prezidnt’s sunz, Flávio Bolsonaro, fesñ p’līșcrūṭni fr sspctd c’rupśn n tîz t Rio de Janeiro’z mafia.

Bolsonaro’z dsmisiv riax́n t ɖ c’roṇvîṛs crîsis hz sparct ǎtrej acrs ɖ p’liticl spectṛm n pot-baññ protests.

Ɖ lêtist p’liticl meḷdrama xplodd on Frîde ẃn Moro rzînd n pubḷcli akzd ɖ prezidnt v atmtñ t improprli médl in ɖ oṗreśnz v ɖ fedṛl p’līs bî sacñ ɖ fedṛl p’līsd’rectr, Maurício Valeixo, ɖt mornñ.

Carlos Bolsonaro called the claims a ‘joke’. Photograph: Sergio Lima/AFP via Getty Images
Carlos Bolsonaro cōld ɖ clemz a ‘joc’. Foṭgraf: Sergio Lima/AFP via Geti Iṃjz

Moro alejd ɖt Bolsonaro, fr rīznz ɖt rmen unclir, hopt t rples Valeixo wɖ smwn mor amīṇbl t dscusñ fedṛl p’līsbiznis n śẹrñ intelijns-rports wɖ ɖ prezidnt.

Ɖ man wîdli tǎtd az Valeixo’z s’xesr z Alexandre Ramagem, ɖ hed v Bṛzil’z intelijns-ejnsi, hu z rportidli a frend v Carlos Bolsonaro’z.

A foṭgraf v Ramagem n Carlos Bolsonaro fraṭnîzñ at a Ny Yir’z Īv parti wz publiśt bî Bṛziłn mīdia on Saṭde.

Ɖ Folha de São Paulo clemd fedṛl p’līs-ofiślz wr cnvinst Bolsonaro hd fîrd Valeixo “bcz h wz awer ɖ corṗreśn wz clozñ in on hiz sun.”

An edtorịl in anɖr līdñ brōdśīt, O Globo, sd Bolsonaro sīmd t wont “t trn ɖ fedṛl p’līs intu a prsnl p’līsfors, az f h wr sm cnd v ʈrd-wrld dictetr”.

Ɖ Folha de São Paulo clemd anɖr v Bolsonaro’z sunz, ɖ congresmn Eduardo Bolsonaro, wz olso biyñ invstgetd fr poṣbl involvmnt in ɖ fec-nyz grūp. Eduardo Bolsonaro, hu z ɖ Sǎʈ America repriznttiv v Stīv Bann’z far-rît grūp Ɖ Muvmnt, clemd on Twitr ɖ clemz wr “an atmt t cnfyz ɖ popyleśn”. H olso rītwītd an imij v a dog def̣cetñ on ɖ nyzpepr’z masthed.

Jair Bolsonaro n hiz bacrz hv bn baṭlñ t rgen cntrol v ɖ naṛtiv sins Moro’z daṃjñ xit, pentñ ɖ formr juj az a pro-ćôs, anti-gun tretr t ɖer far-rît cōz.

Bolsonaro dnaid eni roñduwñ in a ramḅlñ spīć in ẃć h clemd h wz ɖ victim v a p’liticl cnspiṛsi. “Pǎrfl ppl hv rizn p agnst m. Ɖs z a riaḷti. Ɖs z ɖ truʈ. I’m fîtñ agnst ɖ sistm – agnst ɖ istabliśr [síc],” h clemd.

“W r, in ɖ fiğṛtiv sns, gwñ t gt śot in ɖ fes lodz. Bt w wl flfil ǎr miśn,” Bolsonaro vaud.

Bt clemz invstgetrz hd îdnṭfaid ɖ prezidnt’s sun az part v ɖ alejd fec-nyz netwrc – smʈñ p’liticl foz hv loñ sspctd – promtd freś cōlz fr ɖ prezidnt’s impićmnt n riinforst growñ dǎts ovr ẃɖr ɖ rîtwñ popylist wd cmplit hiz for-yir trm.

“Ɖ guvnmnt z crumḅlñ,” sd Eliane Cantanhêde, a p’liticl comntetr fr ɖ cnsrvtiv Estado de São Paulo nyzpepr.

“I wd’nt bet on an impićmnt – îɖr fr or agnst,” ś add, pôntñ t rluctns amñ sm poḷtiśnz t impīć a ʈrd prezidnt in les ɖn ʈri decedz. “Bt it’s olso hard t imajin Bolsonaro mcñ it ʈru nirli ʈri mor yirz in ɖ mdst v ɖs ceos. It’s a riyl picl.”

Marcelo Freixo, a left-wñ congresmn, sd h wd tec līgl ax́n t bloc Ramagem’z apôntmnt.

“Bolsonaro wonts t cntrol ɖ fedṛl p’līs … bcz h dz’nt wont ɖ fedṛl p’līs t advans in its invstgeśnz rletd t hiz sunz. Ɖr’z no dǎt abt it,” Freixo clemd. “Bolsonaro z pṛtctñ hiz ćildṛn.”

Ɖ Gardịn hz aproćt Bṛzil’z preẓdnśl cḿṇceśnsecṛterịt fr coment.

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Lula: Bolsonaro leading Brazil ‘to slaughterhouse’ over Covid-19

Gravediggers wearing protective suits carry the coffin of 68-year-old Natalina Cardoso Bandeira, who died after contracting coronavirus. Photograph: Bruno Kelly/Reuters
Grevdigrz wẹrñ pṛtctiv sūts cari ɖ cofin v 68-yir-old Natalina Cardoso Bandeira, hu daid aftr cntractñ c’roṇvîṛs. Foṭgraf: Brūno Ćeli/Rôtrz
Lula: Bolsonaro līdñ Bṛzil ‘t slōtrhǎs’ ovr Covid-19

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

Formr prezidnt brandz cuṛnt līdr a ‘trogḷdît’ hu śd b rmuvd fṛm ofis

Tom Filips in Rio de Janeiro. 17 Epril 2020

Jair Bolsonaro z līdñ Bṛziłnz “t ɖ slōtrhǎs” wɖ hiz irisponsbl hanḍlñ v c’roṇvîṛs, ɖ cuntri’s formr prezidnt Inácio Lula da Silva hz sd.

In an impaśnd inṭvy wɖ ɖ Gardịn – ẃć cem az Bṛzil’z Covid-19 deʈtol hit 1,924 – Lula sd ɖt bî unḍmainñ sośl distnsñ n dfeṇstretñ hiz ǒn hlʈministr, Bṛzil’z “trogḷdît” līdr risct rpitñ ɖ devstetñ sīnz pleyñ ǎt in Eqdor ẃr faṃliz hv hd t dump ɖer luvd wnz’ corpsz in ɖ strīts.

“Unforćṇtli I fir Bṛzil z gwñ t sufr a gret dīl bcz v Bolsonaro’z reclisnis … I fir ɖt f ɖs groz Bṛzil cd si sm cesz lîc ɖoz hrific, monstṛs iṃjz w sw in Guayaquil,” sd ɖ 74-yir-old leftist.

“W c’nt jst wont t topl a prezidnt bcz w d’nt lîc him,” Lula admitd. “[Bt] f Bolsonaro cntinyz t cmit crîmz v rsponsbiḷti … [n] trayñ t līd ssayti t ɖ slōtrhǎs – ẃć z ẃt h z dwñ – I ʈnc ɖ insttyśnz wl nīd t fînd a we v sortñ Bolsonaro ǎt. N ɖt wl mīn y’l nīd t hv an impićmnt.”

Bolsonaro – a prǎdli hoṃfobic formr armicaptin olrdi dspîzd bî pṛgresiv Bṛziłnz fr hiz hostiḷti t ɖ invîrnmnt, indijṇs rîts n ɖ arts, az wel az hiz alejd lincs t Rio’z mafia – hz ełnetd miłnz mor wɖ hiz dsmisiv stans twdz ɖ c’roṇvîṛs, ẃć h b’litlz az mīdia “hstiria” n a “bit v a cold”.

Sins ɖ Wrld Hlʈ Orġnîześn dclerd ɖ pandemic on 11 Marć, Bṛzil’z prezidnt hz rpitidli ʈumd hiz nǒz at sośl distnsñ, frst bî egñ on n atndñ pro-Bolsonaro protests n ɖen wɖ a siriz v pṛvoc̣tiv vizits t bec̣riz, sūṗmarcits n farṃsiz. Jrñ wn uņesṣri ǎtñ Bolsonaro dclerd: “Nwn wl hindr mî rît t cm n g.”

In Marć ɖ rîtwñ popylist īvn sjstd Bṛziłnz nīd nt wuri abt Covid-19 sins ɖe cd beɖ in xcrimnt “n nʈñ hapnz”.

Sć muvz pt Bolsonaro at logrhedz wɖ hiz ǒn hlʈministr, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, a doctr-trnd-poḷtiśn hu wz fîrd on Ʈrzde aftr ćaḷnjñ ɖ prezidnt’s bhevyr.

Mnẃl Bolsonaro’z poḷtiśn sun, Eduardo, hz tecn ɖ recñbōl t tîz wɖ Bṛzil’z most importnt tredpartnr, Ćîna, bî akzñ its Coḿnist parti līdrz v biyñ t blem fr ɖ c’roṇvîṛs crîsis.

Bolsonaro’z ax́nz hv sparct nîtli pot-baññ protests in sitiz p n dǎn ɖ cuntri n drwn scorn fṛm acrs ɖ p’liticl spectṛm.

“C’roṇvîṛs mst b lafñ its hed of,” Eliane Cantanhêde, a coḷmnist fr ɖ cnsrvtiv Estado de São Paulo nyzpepr, rout v Bolsonaro’z antics ɖs wīc.

Ɖ rîtwñ guvnr v Bṛzil’z most popyḷs stet, São Paulo, hz dclerd ɖ cuntri at wor wɖ bʈ ɖ c’roṇvîṛs n ɖ “Bolsonaro-vîṛs”.

Lula da Silva, the former president of Brazil. Photograph: Andre Lucas/The Guardian
Lŭla d’Silva, ɖ formr prezidnt v Bṛzil. Foṭgraf: Andre Lūc̣s/Ɖ Gardịn

Lula, hu guvnd fṛm 2003 untl 2010, clemd ɖt Bolsonaro’z “gṛtesc” ax́nz wr indenjrñ lîvz bî ignorñ distnsñgîdlînz pt in ples bî Bṛzil’z ǒn hlʈmiṇstri.“It’s naćṛl ɖt a porśn v ssayti dz’nt unḍstand ɖ nīd t ste at hom or hǎ sirịs ɖs z – ispeṣ́li ẃn ɖ prezidnt v ɖ rpublic z a trogḷdît hu sz it’s jst a litl flu,” Lula sd bî vidiocōl fṛm ɖ Bṛziłn siti v São Bernardo do Campo, ẃr h z in slf-îṣleśn aftr rtrnñ fṛm a tur v Yṛp.

“Ɖ truʈ z Bolsonaro dz’nt ʈnc abt ɖ impact hiz dstructiv acts hv on ssayti. H’z reclis.”Bolsonaro sz hiz opziśn t distnsñ stemz fṛm hiz dzîr t pṛtct Bṛzil’z most vulnṛbl sitiznz n ɖer jobz.

Aftr sacñ hiz hlʈministr, Bolsonaro clemd t b fîtñ fr “ɖ loñ-suf̣rñ Bṛziłn ppl” n wornd c’roṇvîṛs ʈretnd t bcm “a veriṭbl mìtgrîndr v jobz”.

“At no pônt hz ɖ guvnmnt abandnd ɖ nīdiist … Ɖ impoṿriśt masz canot ste stuc p at hom,” Bolsonaro sd. “I nǒ … lîf z prîslis. Bt ɖ icoṇmi n jobz mst rtrn t norml.”

Lula, hu wz born intu rṛl poṿti n wún inṭnaśnl plōdits fr hiz fît agnst hungr, scoft at ɖ îdīa Bolsonaro wz a ćampịn v ɖ pur.

“Bolsonaro z onli inṭrestd in himslf, hiz cidz, sm priti cnsrvtiv jenṛlz n hiz paṛmilitri frendz,” h clemd, in refṛns t loñstandñ aḷgeśnz ovr ɖ Bṛziłn prezidnt’s faṃlitîz t ɖ Rio de Janeiro mafia.

“H dz’nt spīc t ssayti. Bolsonaro dz’nt hv irz t lisn. H jst hz a mǎʈ t tōc nonsns.”

Ẃl Bṛzil’z formr prezidnt clemd impićmnt wz an opśn, h cnsidd ɖr wz nt cuṛntli s’port fr ɖt in ɖ cuntri’z congres, az ɖr wz ẃn hiz leftwñ s’xesr Dilma Rousseff wz rmuvd fṛm ofis in 2016.

H sd mni rîtwñ poḷtiśnz ʈt it wîzr t alǎ Bolsonaro t cntiny saḅtājñ hiz ćansz v riilex́n in 2022 ʈru hiz ǒn incompitns – bfr ilectñ anɖr prezidnt fṛm ɖ rît.

Lula, hu wz sîdlînd fṛm 2018’z ilex́n aftr biyñ jeld on dspytd c’rupśnćarjz, signld h wd nt b ɖ leftwñ canddet in ɖt contest.

Workers in protective gear bury a person alongside rows of freshly dug graves at the Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: André Penner/AP
Wrcrz in pṛtctiv gir beri a prsn alñsd roz v freśli dug grevz at ɖ Vila Formosa seṃtri in São Paulo, Bṛzil. Foṭgraf: Andre Penr/AP

“I’v lost mî p’liticl rîts so I’m nt tōcñ abt mslf,” sd Lula, hu wz rlist in Nvmbr 2019 fṛm 580 dez in prizn aftr a s’prīm-cort rūlñ.“Bt I’l tel y smʈñ, y cn b srtn ɖ left wl b guṿnñ Bṛzil agn aftr 2022. W d’nt nīd t tōc abt hu ɖ canddet z rît nǎ. Bt w wl vot fr smwn hu z cmitd t hymn rîts n rspcts ɖm, hu rspcts invîrnmntl pṛtx́n, hu rspcts ɖ Aṃzn … hu rspcts blacs n ɖ indijṇs. W’r gwñ t ilect smwn hu z cmitd t ɖ pur v ɖs cuntri.”

Obzrvrz v Bṛziłn poḷtics r les śr Bolsonaro z toṭli finiśt – or ɖt ɖ left z wel pziśnd t rples him. Sm b’liv Bolsonaro – wn v jst for wrldlīdrz stl dǎnpleyñ c’roṇvîṛs alñsd ɖ oʈoṛterịn prezidnts v Nic̣rağa, Beḷrŭs n Trcmenistan – hz obliṭretd hiz ćansz v a secnd trm wɖ hiz rspons t ɖ crîsis.

Bt Thomas Traumann, a p’liticl comntetr n cḿṇceśnzministr undr Rousseff, sd sć srtnti wz preṃtyr: “Ɖr r tū snć̣riz t g untl 2022.”

Traumann sd it wz clir Bolsonaro hd svirli wìcnd himslf – bt so far rîtwñ poḷtiśnz sć az ɖ guvnrz v Rio de Janeiro n São Paulo apird t b capiṭlîzñ on Bolsonaro’z blundrz ɖ most.

Jair Bolsonaro, right, with Luiz Henrique Mandetta, whom he has fired as health minister. Photograph: Adriano Machado/Reuters
Jair Bolsonaro, rît, wɖ Luiz Henrique Mandetta, hūm h hz fîrd az hlʈministr. Foṭgraf: Adriano Machado/Rôtrz

N ultiṃtli Bṛzil wz hrtlñ intu sć an unpridictbl n ptnṣ́li tymulćs fy wīcs ɖt it wz imposbl t nǒ ẃt ɖ p’liticl fōlǎt mt b.

“W nǒ Bolsonaro wl cm ǎt v ɖs wìcr. W nǒ hiz mstecs wl nt b fgivn,” Traumann sd. Hǎ ɖ p’liticl ćips wd fōl aftr ɖt wz enwn’z ges, Traumann add, lîc̣nñ Bṛzil’z pridic̣mnt t ɖ start v a rolrcǒstr rîd.

“Ol w nǒ z ɖt mni lūps lî ahd … W r muvñ intu an uņoun wrld … W r sêlñ in ɖ darcnis.”

Lula sd h wz srtn v wn ʈñ: ɖt at a momnt v naśnl crîsis, Bṛzil nīdd a līdr ceṗbl v ynîtñ its 211 miłn sitiznz.

“A prezidnt śd b lîc ɖ cnductr v an orcistra,” h sd. “Ɖ probḷm z ɖt ǎr cnductr nz nʈñ abt ḿzic, c’nt rīd a scor n dz’nt īvn nǒ hǎ ɖ batnz wrc.

“H’z trayñ t ple clasicl ḿzic wɖ ɖ instṛmnts y yz t ple samba. H’z trnd hiz orcistra intu a madnis – a Tǎr v Bebl,” Lula sd. “H dz’nt nǒ ẃt h’z dwñ in ɖ preẓdnśl palis … Nt īvn Trump tecs him sirịsli.”

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: In this moment of crisis, macho leaders are a weakness, not a strength

Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residency, Florida. Photograph: Alan Santos Presidencia Da Re/Reuters
Doṇld Trump n Jair Bolsonaro at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago rezidnsi, Florida. Foṭgraf: Alan Santos, PR/Rôtrz
In ɖs momnt v crîsis, maćo līdrz r a wìcnis nt a streñʈ

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 13 April 2020)

Trump n Bolsonaro hv bn a lạbiḷti in ɖ fes v c’roṇvîṛs. W nīd līdrz wɖ a difṛnt imośnl scilset

Robin Dembrof, Munde, 13 Epril 2020

Fr ɖ intîṛti v Ronld Regn’z frst trm, dspt oṿẃlmñ evidns ɖt Edz wz a public-hlʈ crîsis, h bruśt of ɖ dziz’z sveṛti, seyñ “it wd g awe”. Bî 1987, Edz hd cild mor ɖn 29,000 Americnz. In ɖt sem yir, Don Fransis, an ofiśl at ɖ Sntrz fr Dziz Cntrol n Privnśn, tsṭfaid bfr Congres ɖt Regn’z admiṇstreśn cōzd “untld hardśp, miẓri n xpns t ɖ Americn public” bî obstructñ, rzistñ n inṭfirñ wɖ poḷsiz n programz dzînd t privnt ɖ Edz eṗdemic in ɖ YS.

Srtn factrz at ple in ɖ Edz eṗdemic r nt at ple in ǎr cuṛnt pandemic: most obvịsli, Covid-19 z nt asośietd wɖ ɖ ge cḿṇti. Nnɖles, ɖr r ecoz v Regn’z rspons t ɖ Edz eṗdemic. Last munʈ, dez aftr Caḷforńa hd dclerd a stet v imrjnsi n Siatl scūlz hd bgun t cloz, Doṇld Trump asrtd ɖt Covid-19 wd simpli “g awe”. Śortli bfr ɖt, h sd ɖt it wd “dis’pir … lîc a miṛcl”. Trump wz jônd in hiz p’red v dnayl bî uɖr far-rît popylist līdrz, ispeṣ́li Bṛzil’z prezidnt, Jair Bolsonaro. In Marć, h dscrîbd Covid-19 az a “litl flu” ɖt dz nt woṛnt “hstiria”, n clemd ɖt Bṛzil wd b pṛtctd fṛm ɖ vîṛs bî its clîṃt n yʈfl popyleśn.

W nīd līdrz hu alǎ public-hlʈ xprts, rɖr ɖn ɖer p’liticl slf-inṭrest, t gîd poḷsi

Ẃt moṭvets men lîc Trump n Bolsonaro t dnî, fōlṣfî n dsmis evidns abt public-hlʈ crîsīz?

Wn sełnt fīćr standz ǎt az comn amñ ɖz men: toxic maskliṇti. Ɖ consept hz bcm popylr, wɖ Gūgl srćz fr ɖ trm scîroc̣tñ in Jańri 2019 ẃn ɖ śevñcumṗni Źilét rlist a siriz v advrtismnts ɖt ćalinjd tṛdiśnl xpreśnz v maskliṇti, sć az bŭliyñ, s’presñ imośnz n sx́l hrasmnt. Ɖoz advrtismnts set of a public dbet abt ẃɖr toxic maskliṇti z a hlpfl consept. Sm tc t Twitr n uɖr mīdia t cmplen ɖt “maskliṇti z’nt a sicnis”, ẃl uɖrz, lîc ɖ Americn Sîc̣lojicl Asośieśn, mntend ɖt ɖz tṛdiśnl formz v maskliṇti harm nt onli men, bt olso ɖoz arnd ɖm.

Ɖ cuṛnt pandemic ʈroz intu starc rlif hǎ ysfl ɖ consept v toxic maskliṇti cn b. Dr. Rojr Crbi, a men’z hlʈ xprt, obzrvz ɖt toxic formz v maskliṇti, ẃć līd t “dominnt, agresiv, [n] risc-tecñ” bhevyr, cōz men t si ilnis or uɖr hlʈprobḷmz az ifemiṇt n wìc, līdñ ɖm t ćūz risc n dscumf̣t ovr ɖ “imaskleśn” v sīcñ medicl trītmnt. Az a rzult, men hu psy ɖz formz v maskliṇti dsple “ɖ strongist pridictrz v indivijl risc-bhevyr ovr ɖ lîfcors”.

Trump n Bolsonaro r clir xamplz v men hu clñ t toxic formz v maskliṇti. Ɖe laś ǎt at enʈñ ɖt ʈretnz ɖer dominns, n rlî on msojni n vayḷns t bolstr ɖer īgoz. Ɖe deṇgret wimin n feṃniṇti in ordr t riinfors ɖer frajîl sns v ɖer manhd, rfŕñ t wimin az “slut[s]”, “dog[z]” n “pìs[s] v as”. Trump hz bostd abt hiz pīnișîz n tstosṭron levlz, n Bolsonaro sd ɖt h wd rɖr hv a ded sun ɖn a ge wn. Bʈ frīqntli incurij or xkz vayḷns, n rej at ɖoz hu dis’gri or mc fun v ɖm. Ɖe r tū piz in a pod. N in ǎr cuṛnt crîsis, ɖer toxic maskliṇti z a deʈli ʈret. It plez ǎt in ɖ most litṛl sns: it riscs fizicl harm t uɖrz n ɖmslvz.

Tru t ɖs pridix́n, Trump rīsntli md hedlînz fr iniṣ́li rfyzñ t tec a tst fr Covid-19, obe fizicl-distnsñ gîdlînz or wer a fesmasc, unḍmainñ hiz ǒn hlʈxprts’ rec̣mndeśnz. Bolsonaro, folowñ sūt, dclerd ɖt hiz manli hisṭri “az an aʈlīt” wd pṛtct him fṛm ɖ vîṛs. N ẃl it z tmtñ t laf at ɖ absrdti v Bolsonaro’z clem, ɖ soḅrñ riaḷti z ɖt Trump n Bolsonaro’z bhevyr hz an evr-rîzñ bodicǎnt.

Nǎ ɖt ɖs lî z no longr ssteṇbl, Trump n Bolsonaro hv piṿtd. Bʈ cuṛntli atmt t cast ɖmslvz az hîpr-masklin “wortîm” hiroz, cmitd t pṛtctñ ɖer cuntriz fṛm a “hidn eṇmi”. Wn form v musklr īgoizm rplesz anɖr. Ɖz miliṭristic slf-portrits mc clir ɖt Trump n Bolsonaro r foc̣st on stǒcñ parṭzan dvîdz n winñ riilex́n, n nt on dwñ ẃt z nīdd t sev livz.

W d nt nīd patrịtizm n wepnz; w nīd gloḅli cnctd medicl rsrć, sośl seftinets n hlʈcer. W nīd līdrz hu alǎ public hlʈxprts, rɖr ɖn ɖer p’liticl slf-inṭrest, t gîd poḷsi. W fînd ǎrslvz in a tîm ɖt cōlz fr tṛdiśṇli “feṃnin” trets, sć az emṗʈi, soḷdaṛti n cmpaśn. Ɖ men in ćarj hv ćozn t prîoṛtîz ɖer pricerịs sns v manhd, rjctñ sạntific evidns, dployñ reṭric v vayḷns, wor n dviźn, n plesñ s ol in harm’z we.

Robin Dembrof z asistnt pṛfesr v f’loṣfi at Yêl Yṇvrṣti

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