A health worker holds two bottles of ivermectin in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

Ivermectin’s bumpy ride through America

Doctors in many countries on the continent have spent the pandemic writing prescriptions for the antiparasitic drug to fight Covid-19, despite widespread doubts in the scientific community over its use

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks to the media as he leaves Vila Nova Star Hospital, where he was treated in July.

The Bolsonaro playbook: how to dismantle a democracy in slow motion

For almost three years, Brazil’s president has chipped away at the social contract that has held the country together for 36 years as a democratic state. Following the cue of other far-right movements, this is how he wrote his very own authoritarian rules of the game


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