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Naming Sérgio Moro to the cabinet is utterly brilliant. Or utterly stupid

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“Super ministers” Sérgio Moro (Justice, left) and Paulo Guedes (Economy, right)

“I would never go into politics. There’s no risk of that happening,” said Federal Judge Sérgio Moro on November 5, 2016. The overseer of Operation Car Wash added: “I am a judge, I’m in another world, another kind of work – I am a different type of person.”

Two years later, Mr. Moro has apparently decided to change worlds and go into politics. On Thursday, he accepted an invitation from President-elect Jair Bolsonaro to become Brazil’s next Minister of Justice – in what could be a masterstroke from both Mr. Moro...

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