After a rough first month in office, it is fair to say that the Jair Bolsonaro administration begins now, as the new Congress takes office for the next four-year legislature. “Renewal” was the name of the game back in the October elections, and among the 54 Senate seats up for grabs, 87 percent were filled by newcomers. In the lower house, 243 of the 513 seats are now occupied by rookies. These numbers can often be misleading, however, and a large chunk of the “new” political class is formed by members of political dynasties — such as João Campos, from Pernambuco, son of the late Eduardo Campos, a former governor and presidential candidate.
Judge Marcelo Bretas, head of Op. Car Wash in Rio, ordered the auction of luxury goods owned by former governor Sergio Cabral and former tycoon Eike Batista. A yacht and a Lamborghini are among the objects. Cabral is serving a 200-year jail sentence for corruption. https://t.co/nQS4LiY6mn
The police chief in charge of the investigations into the Brumadinho dam collapse stated that explosives were detonated on day of the tragedy, 1.5 km from the site. Vale, the dam's owner, denies this. Five months ago, the dam failure killed over 200 people
Motivated by a lawsuit filed by Senator Flávio Bolsonaro, a Rio de Janeiro state court prohibited buskers from perform in the subway. Jair Bolsonaro's son argues that the performances may represent a risk for the passengers' safety and wellness. https://t.co/1SZVpDIhQQ
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