Brazil Weekly

Jair Bolsonaro: recent scandals and the “Teflon effect”

In this week’s issue: The most important facts of the week. Sitting governors having a tough time. Jair Bolsonaro: recent scandals and the “Teflon effect.”

The week in review

  • Bolsonaro 1. First newspaper Folha, then magazine Veja published details of Jair Bolsonaro’s 2011 custody battle with his ex-wife, who accused him at the time of threatening to kill her and of concealing part of his assets from Brazil’s internal revenue service. She now denies those statements – which Mr. Bolsonaro downplayed as “typical blows during a divorce battle.” 
  • Bolsonaro 2. During an interview with TV station Band, the far-right...

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