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Jair Bolsonaro has never been safer from impeachment

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Jair Bolsonaro in Aracaju, Sergipe. Photo: Alan Santos/PR

Last week, Economy Minister Paulo Guedes issued a public warning to President Jair Bolsonaro. Speaking to the press, the embattled cabinet minister said some of the head of state’s advisors are pushing the president into the “impeachment zone” by demanding more public spending. 

While certainly strong-worded, the only reason Mr. Guedes felt within his rights to issue such a warning is that impeachment is not on the table for Mr. Bolsonaro. Three and a half months after political pundits traded predictions on how long the president would last in office — after former Justice Minister Sergio Moro accused...

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