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Bolsonaro calls for antidote “outside the Constitution” in Supreme Court clash

Good morning! President Bolsonaro is at odds with the Supreme Court once again. The Biden administration makes its first visit to Brazil. Rising respiratory infections could be masking a Covid spurt.

Bolsonaro v. Supreme Court escalates further

supreme court President Jair Bolsonaro, next to Gen. Paulo Sérgio, the Army Commander. Photo: Marcos Corrêa/PR
President Jair Bolsonaro, next to Gen. Paulo Sérgio, the Army Commander. Photo: Marcos Corrêa/PR

Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes has ruled to include President Jair Bolsonaro in a criminal investigation into underground and illegal networks spreading fake news online. He did so upon the request of electoral courts, after Mr. Bolsonaro voiced — for the umpteenth time — unsubstantiated claims that the Brazilian electronic voting system is susceptible to fraud.

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