Brazilians start defying isolation, egged on by Bolsonaro

  • People, one wearing a mask, rest and exercise along the seafront next to Barra de Tijuca beach, as Fernando Ferreira, right, speaks during an interview as he takes a walk outside amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. The retired dentist and lawyer recommended reading the Bible and Albert Camus’ The Plague, citing them as evidence pandemics have always happened to some degree, and said restrictions on commerce are “absurd.” (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO — Divina Baldomero awoke, looked out the window at Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach under a cloudless sky, and decided to take her first stroll in 40 days.