How Covid Cash Boosts Bolsonaro Allies in Brazil Vote: QuickTake

President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s far-right leader, isn’t on any ballots this November but is the central figure in municipal elections that many expect to be a referendum on the first half of his four-year term. His disdain for pandemic-related restrictions has helped make the country one of the world’s worst Covid-19 hotspots. Yet the fact that more businesses stayed open helped lessen the virus’s economic blow, and a robust program of cash handouts to informal workers has boosted his popular

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