Brazil is caught in a dual political crisis of the epidemic

Brazil’s political and military leaders have undergone major exchanges for two consecutive days, and the number of new deaths caused by the new crown pneumonia epidemic has also reached a new high for two consecutive days. According to the Brazilian news network “G1” reported on March 31, some opposition lawmakers proposed a motion to impeach President Bolsonaro, demanding Bolsonaro to be responsible for Brazil’s double crisis of politics and the epidemic. On the other hand, Bolsonaro had another disagreement with the Minister of Health and the Speaker of the Senate regarding epidemic prevention policies.

According to reports, on March 29, six Brazilian ministerial officials, including the Minister of Defense, were replaced, and the commander of the Army, Air Force and Air Force stepped down at the same time the next day. This triggered discussions from all walks of life in Brazil and believed that this was an expression of general Bolsonaro’s military politics. Dissatisfaction. On March 31, the opposition members of Congress submitted a bill to impeach Bolsonaro to the House of Representatives, saying that the president’s removal of the chief generals of the three services was “dangerous and destabilizing.” The lawmakers requesting the impeachment of the president said Bolsonaro violated seven laws, including attempts to violate judicial, legislative and administrative freedoms, and attempts to disrupt political and social order through violence.

The proposal also stated that the substitution of commanders between the Ministry of National Defense and the armed forces may instigate disobedience by military personnel. Representative Freshu, who participated in the impeachment case, said that Bolsonaro tried to turn the armed forces into a political tool. Members of Congress “cannot be bystanders to this barbaric act.” In addition, a justice of the Supreme Court of Brazil is about to retire in July, and the replacement has become the focus of recent controversy. Brazilian analysts say Bolsonaro hopes to find a “loyal and loyal” minister, a “watchdog” in the Supreme Court.

At the same time as the political disputes continued, the Brazilian epidemic worsened again. According to data reported by the Brazilian Ministry of Health, on March 30, Brazil had 3780 new deaths in a single day, a new high since the epidemic. But this record was broken the next day. On March 31, Brazil had 3,869 new deaths in a single day, a record high, with a total of more than 321,000 deaths. At the same time, there were more than 90,000 newly diagnosed cases in a single day on March 31, and a total of more than 12.57 million confirmed cases.

In order to coordinate the anti-epidemic policy, Brazil announced the establishment of a national anti-epidemic committee on March 24 to discuss and make decisions on the latest progress in epidemic prevention every week. Brazil’s “São Paulo Page” stated that the committee held its first meeting on March 31, but Bolsonaro had disagreements with Senate Speaker Paseco and the newly appointed Minister of Health Cairoga. Paseko and Keroga emphasized the importance of the social distancing policy in their speeches, calling on people to avoid gatherings during the upcoming Easter holidays, wear masks when traveling, and maintain social distancing. Bolsonaro criticized the social distancing policy for harming the economy and called on people to “not stay at home to solve problems.”