The Washington Post, 27/06/2019

 Another week in Brazil, another scandal consuming the young presidency of Jair Bolsonaro.

This time, it was the cocaine. An officer of the Brazilian Air Force, traveling on a government plane to the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan, was arrested and charged with drug trafficking in Spain on Wednesday after police discovered nearly 80 pounds of cocaine during a layover in Seville.

Last week, it was Sérgio Moro, Bolsonaro’s justice minister, fending off calls to resign after alleged leaks suggested that he had collaborated with federal prosecutors when he was a judge to put former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in prison. Moro says he did nothing wrong.

“It’s a messy government,” said Bruno Carazza, a professor at the Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais in Belo Horizonte. “When he was elected, there was this widespread fear here about his intentions. . . . But he is losing support due to the scandals and due to the inefficient government.”

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