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CGTN published this video item, entitled “Brazilian president agrees to host Copa America despite surging COVID-19 cases” – below is their description.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday said that Brazil would be hosting the Copa America football tournament. “I regret the deaths, but we have to live,” he said. His decision triggered criticism since the country has the second highest death toll in the world from COVID-19.CGTN YouTube Channel
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