Corruption. Former President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday in the latest Operation Car Wash-related probe, making him the 2nd former president jailed by the anti-corruption task force. Mr. Temer faces a total of 10 inquiries; the one which led to his arrest is connected to a scheme to siphon money from a state-owned nuclear power company. Mr. Temer and his group allegedly pocketed BRL 1.8bn over several decades.
Pension reform 1.The government presented its bill to overhaul the military pension system. President Bolsonaro’s proposal creates savings of BRL 97bn in 10 years—but was accompanied by a bill creating a system of bonuses for the military, which reduces the decade-long savings to only BRL 10.4bn.
Pension reform 2.The privileges for the military, coupled with the president’s lack of commitment to the reform, have soured relations between the government and House Speaker Rodrigo Maia—a constant target of social media attacks by Carlos Bolsonaro, son of the president. Mr. Maia said he won’t pilot congressional negotiations anymore, and advised the president to spend more time working with congressmen and less time on social media.
A federal court ended legal proceedings against Adelio Bispo, the man who stabbed Jair Bolsonaro in September 2018. The president hasn't appealed the sentence, which acquitted Bispo. He is considered mentally incapable and is committed to a psychiatric facility. https://t.co/JyRUbtjjxe
Pres. Bolsonaro announced that the Education Ministry ordered the cancelation of an entry exam reserved for trans and non-binary people to the Afro-Brazilian Lusophony University. The test would have taken place this week. The univ. was offering 120 places to qualifying students https://t.co/u0YpKEzfgf