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“We aren’t in a state of emergency – we’re well beyond that. We are in a state of utter disaster, like a country that is at war – and has lost,” the mayor of Manaus told me yesterday. The biggest city in the Amazon is now in big trouble.

So how many Brazilian news outlets are now boycotting the presidential palace as a result of Bolsonarian attacks? - anyone else?

Two of Brazil’s top news organizations - and - have suspended coverage from outside the country’s presidential palace because of constant aggressions from hardcore supporters of Jair Bolsonaro. Incredible & unacceptable. Hopefully other outlets will follow.

Brazil's biggest media group no longer putting its journalists at risk for daily pressers in front of the presidential residence. Brazil's government does not ensure they can work safely, Grupo Globo said.

reports more deaths that in the last 24 hours, 807 here compared to 620 there

Stay (for 15 days) in Mexico. If you’re in Brazil and want to go to the US you’ll now need to wait a fortnight in somewhere on the way like Mexico

Flash water protests are engulfing Caracas’s poor neighborhoods, after an explosion at a key pumping station and a prolonged draught collapsed the already weak water service.

"It’s a terrible irony that the US has banned travel from the country that most closely imitated its approach to Covid-19," said "Ultimately it is just a very, very sad indictment of the Covid policies in both countries"

I couldn't agree more with 's excellent article about Brazil being led to disaster - but wonder about this line: "Plotting over the phone is just not the same". Surely if any nation could do impeachment-by-WhatsApp-voice-message it is 🇧🇷!

"It’s a terrible irony that the US has banned travel from the country that most closely imitated its approach to Covid-19," said "Ultimately it is just a very, very sad indictment of the Covid policies in both countries"

If Cummings was just testing whether he could drive when he went to Barnard Castle, why did he take the whole family? Makes no sense

Dominic Cummings and Jair Bolsonaro taking identical lines today: it’s the fault of the media, not mine

Short test drive to noted local beauty spot Barnard Castle to check eyesight.

“We were briefly in the woods”

Call me an optimist but I really feel that once Jair Bolsonaro is no longer president, in 2022 or whenever, a lot of this madness will fade away quite quickly

The Telegraph, about as left-wing as Wilson Witzel since 1855

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