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Bolsonaro’s boasting over fuel prices misleads voters

Jair Bolsonaro compared gasoline prices in Brazilian and British gas stations. The problem is that Brazilians do not earn their living in pounds

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“Brazilian fuel is one of the cheapest in the world,” said Jair Bolsonaro from London. Reality is more complicated, though. Photo: Jax10289/Shutterstock

During his trip to London to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro dropped by a gas station to compare fuel prices in the United Kingdom and Brazil. 

“Gasoline price: GBP 1.61. That is approximately BRL 9.70 per liter. Practically double the average in many Brazilian states. So, it is a reality, Brazilian fuel is one of the cheapest in the world.”

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