Dhaka, Jan. 14 -- Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has tried to sabotage efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) in his country and pursued policies that undermine the rights of Brazilians, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday.

The Supreme Court, Congress, and other institutions, have stepped up to protect Brazilians and blocked some of Bolsonaro's most damaging policies, the rights group said in the Brazil chapter of its annual world report.

The group's executive director predicted that Washington will join the European Union in pressuring Bolsonaro's government to protect the Amazon from deforestation under the incoming administration of US President-elect Joe Biden, reports Reuters.

Bolsonaro wanted to...