Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro is back in the limelight after contracting and recovering from Covid-19, and some analysts say he is benefiting politically. But the FT’s Andres Schipani explains the risks of Mr Bolsonaro downplaying the pandemic, with Brazil among the top three countries with the highest number of infections in the world.

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