Brazil’s worsening COVID crisis is set with now familiar scenes of mass graves, desperate families, and a healthcare system on the brink of collapse. Every day sees record numbers of cases and deaths. A new poll shows President Bolsonaro’s popularity at a record low after he ridiculed the pandemic, scorned lockdowns, and repeatedly attacked Brazil’s democratic institutions. Now his most formidable opponent, former President Lula da Silva, has joined the fray. The man President Obama once called the most popular politician on the planet speaks with Christiane in a world exclusive interview, his first since his corruption conviction was overturned on a technicality.
Originally aired on March 18, 2021.