TWO GOVERNORS HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH CORRUPTION OVER PURCHASE OF COVID-19 MEDICAL EQUIPMENT IN BRAZIL

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

Two Brazilian State Governors have been accused of corruption related to spending on medical equipment in the fight against Covid-19.

In Rio De Janeiro, the legislative assembly voted to open impeachment proceedings agaist the Governor, Wilson Wiltzel for alleged corruption in the Northern state of Para.

Wilson Wiltzel

The Federal police also raided offices and the home of Governor Helder Barbalho.

Helder Barbalho

Both Governors deny any wrongdoing and both have clashed with President Jair Bolsonaro over his handling of the pandemic and his opposition to introducing lock-downs.

Brazil is the epicentre of the pandemic in Latin America with more than 770,000 confirmed cases and almost 40,000 fatalities.

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