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In attacking Sergio Moro, Bolsonaro risks making an enemy of the Federal Police

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In yet another attack on his Justice Minister Sergio Moro, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro could be making some very dangerous enemies within the country’s Federal Police.

Federal law enforcement has reacted badly to Mr. Bolsonaro’s latest attempts to interfere in key appointments within the force, an agency which traditionally holds a large degree of autonomy from the government.

In response to the backlash, the president called the complaints of his detractors within the Federal Police “nonsense,” and suggested that the corporation should “cool off.”

Meddling in police business

Last month, the Federal Police had planned to substitute the head of...

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