Brazil's Bolsonaro wants commerce re-opened as shutdowns threaten jobs, economy

Brazil's Bolsonaro wants commerce re-opened as shutdowns threaten jobs, economy

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday doubled down on his view that state-level shutdowns in Brazil were likely to cripple the economy and lift unemployment, urging on Twitter that they be reversed.

The president, a far-right army captain, was roundly criticized for creating that argument during a televised address to the state on Tuesday night during which he minimized the likely impact of the small flu in Brazil.