Weekly Report - 10 June 2021 (WR-21-23)

BRAZIL: Manaus under siege

The past year has been a difficult one for Brazil as a whole, but the inhabitants of Manaus, the capital of the northern state of Amazonas, have arguably had it particularly tough: the city of two million deep in the Amazon jungle was one of the country’s worst-hit areas in both the first and second wave of coronavirus (Covid-19) infections; it has recently been affected by flooding due to heavy rains; and it is now suffering from a wave of criminally driven violence.

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