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Suspicions transactions threaten Jair Bolsonaro’s “clean” image

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President-elect Jair Bolsonaro is under pressure

Jair Bolsonaro was elected president on October 28, promising to crack down on corruption and end political patronage. But even before taking office, Mr. Bolsonaro and his family are involved in a case that hits too close to home for Brazilians fed up with the same old practices by politicians.

The case surrounds the financial activity of a former advisor and driver of Senator-elect Flávio Bolsonaro, Fabrício Queiroz. Monthly deposits made into the bank account of Mr. Queiroz coincide with the dates of salary payments of public servants at the Rio de Janeiro State Congress, reinforcing the suspicion that the...

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