Numbers of the week: Oct. 5, 2019

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The Federal Police brought criminal charges against Jair Bolsonaro’s Tourism Minister Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, suspected of being involved in a dummy candidate scheme within the president’s Social Liberal Party (PSL). In the 2018 election campaign, the Minas Gerais chapter of the PSL (of which Mr. Álvaro Antônio was the head) transferred BRL 279,000 to four women running for state representative....

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