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Arrest of former aide raises pressure on President Bolsonaro

Fabricio Queiroz has long been considered a ticking time bomb on the president's lap. Today, things were taken up a notch

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Fabricio Queiroz in a police precinct. Photo: PCSP

Since the beginning of 2019, ‘Where is Queiroz?’ has become something of a rallying cry in Brazil for those opposed to President Jair Bolsonaro. ‘Queiroz,’ in this case, is Fabrício Queiroz, the former driver and close advisor of Senator Flávio Bolsonaro, the president’s eldest son. Regarded as the crucial element to blowing open corruption investigations that involve multiple members of the Bolsonaro family, Fabrício Queiroz had been on the run from the law for a year. That is, until this morning, when he was arrested in the state of São Paulo.

Fabricio Queiroz was taken into custody early...

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