Brazil’s death toll surpasses 6,000 for the coronavirus pandemic, as the country tops China’s fatalities. The country is the worst hit in South America but President Jair Bolsonaro insists in playing down the virus, calling it a “little cold”. After his Health Minister, the far-right leader has now to deal with the resignation of the very popular Sergio Moro. But his handling of the coronavirus pandemic could cost him his mandate, as FRANCE 24’s Philip Turle explains.
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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.