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Tue May 26, 2020, 01:09 AM

Death and denial in Brazil's Amazon capital

Manaus is one the cities in Brazil hardest hit by the new coronavirus
RENATA BRITO Associated Press
May 25, 2020, 11:46 PM
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MANAUS, Brazil -- As the white van approached Perfect Love Street, one by one chatting neighbors fell silent, covered their mouths and noses and scattered.

Men in full body suits carried an empty coffin into the small, blue house where Edgar Silva had spent two feverish days gasping for air before drawing his last breath on May 12.

“It wasn’t COVID,” Silva’s daughter, Eliete das Graças insisted to the funerary workers. She swore her 83-year-old father had died of Alzheimer’s disease, not that sickness ravaging the city’s hospitals.

But Silva, like the vast majority of those dying at home, was never tested for the new coronavirus. The doctor who signed his death certificate never saw his body before determining the cause: “cardiorespiratory arrest.”


(Don't forget, their president is proud to be considered the "Trump of the Tropics." )

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Tue May 26, 2020, 04:59 PM

1. Trump and Bolsonaro, cut from the same cloth.


I don't take responsibility at all.

We're not a shipping clerk.


You're not going to put on my lap this count that isn't mine.

I am not a gravedigger.


The parallels are striking.

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Response to Eugene (Reply #1)

Wed May 27, 2020, 01:15 AM

2. Both racists, both women haters, both stupid, both greedy liars. Brothers from different mothers.n/t

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