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Education Car Wash: corruption probe, or witch-hunt?

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Education Minister Ricardo Veléz-Rodríguez

As has become customary, messages recently published on President Jair Bolsonaro’s official Twitter account have raised a series of questions about the head of state’s motives and intentions. And no, this time we’re not talking about the golden shower incident. On Monday, Mr. Bolsonaro posted a series of tweets concerning his plan for launching an “Operation Car Wash” into Brazil’s education system.

Borrowing the name of the sweeping corruption investigation into contracts signed with state-owned oil and gas giant Petrobras, the original pitch—floated...

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