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Bolsonaro threatens to punch reporter who asked questions about corruption and the First Lady

Monday, August 24th 2020 - 09:30 UTC
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The reporter was part of a group that met Bolsonaro after his regular Sunday visit to the Metropolitan Cathedral in Brasilia The reporter was part of a group that met Bolsonaro after his regular Sunday visit to the Metropolitan Cathedral in Brasilia

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday threatened to punch a reporter repeatedly in the mouth after being asked about his wife's links to an alleged corruption scheme. “I so want to pound your mouth with punches,” the far-right president said when the reporter posed the question.

The journalist from O Globo was part of a group that met Bolsonaro after his regular Sunday visit to the Metropolitan Cathedral in Brasilia. The president ignored protests from other journalists after the remarks and left without making further comments.

The O Globo reporter asked about a report in the magazine Crusoe linking First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro to Fabrício Queiroz, a retired police officer, friend of the president, and former adviser to her son Flavio Bolsonaro, who is now a senator.

Queiroz and Flavio Bolsonaro are under investigation for a scheme that allegedly swindled pay from government employees when the younger Bolsonaro was a regional lawmaker in Rio de Janeiro, and before Jair Bolsonaro became president in January 2019.

According to the magazine, Queiroz deposited funds in Michelle Bolsonaro's bank account between 2011 and 2016. The first lady has said nothing about the case.

Soon after the president's outburst O Globo issued a statement repudiating his “aggression ... towards a journalist from our newspaper that was carrying out his job in a professional manner.”

Such intimidation “shows that Jair Bolsonaro does not acknowledge the duty of a public servant ... to be accountable to the public.”

Categories: Politics, Brazil.

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  • Terence Hill

    Jack Bauer aka Proof-less and Truth-less
    “YOU have 'deduced' from my posts...because you want to believe it” it's in cold hard print you stand convicted out of your own mouth.
    JB “Your insistence that I'm a fascist”
    Brazil's corruption scandals reach Lula da Silva: ...
    12 Jack Bauer; “..'Military dictatorship', ..history is showing,.. that it was good for Brazil
    50 Jack Bauer; “Military taking over again, ….. they did it to prevent Brazil from being handed over to the communists. ... the Military , I hope, would be there again to save Brazil
    http://en.mercopress.com/2015/01/26/brazil-supportive-of-mercosur-as-long-as-it-does-not-turn-into-a-burden/comments#comment378210
    Brazil remembers the 50th anniversary of the coupe…
    15 Jack Bauer; “..Am pretty sure that military are accompanying all this … I hope they DO take over...”
    JB “The military option was better than the communist”
    http ://en.mercopress.com/2017/05/25/brazilian-ex-presidents-discussing-the-outcome-of-the-political-situation/comments#comment467324
    It's crystal clear, you are such a notorious liar in your unsupported accusations against myself, and others you don't have a leg to stand on. Moreover, your a classical example of psychological projection “Narcissists are renowned for using psychological projection to blame other people, even when it is entirely apparent that they are the ones in the wrong.”
    https ://www.learning-mind.com/what-is-psychological-projection/
    Chicureo Pervert, Psychological Transferee, Malignant Narcissist, Criminal Libeller, & Spam King
    “What truly enrages” No proof, no truth
    https ://en.mercopress.com/2020/08/29/rio-do-janeiro-governor-removed-from-office-for-alleged-corruption/comments#comment510839

    Aug 31st, 2020 - 11:47 am 0
  • Chicureo

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    Avocado is popular fruit thanks to its particular taste and its nice texture. It is easy to eat and colourful, but avocado’s main particularity is the fact it can be added to a lot of recipes.

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    Avocado is superfood because it owns a lot of nutrients and antioxidants, such as folic acid, Omega 3, magnesium, potassium, lutein and fibre. Avocado is rich in A, C, D, E, K vitamins and B Group vitamins too. And that’s not all as it owns an important presence of copper, manganese and iron.

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    Trust Terrence, but don't eat the pits!

    Aug 31st, 2020 - 06:06 pm 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Chicureo

    10 secs on the F*ckwitt.....more than clear, if he has said it, it must be right....and goes without saying, is proof.
    Only problem is, that the above is pure bs. He repeats his frivolous accusations, “ad nauseam, ad tedium” but no “proofum”. QED. Very sadum.

    I'd just like to understand what he hopes to accomplish by repeating what everyone already knows, and re which I never made the slightest effort to hide, i.e., that in 1964 I preferred the military over the communists....and I always will, when and if a similar situation ever arises ...and I'm proud to not be a communist sympathizer .....simple.

    But he can't digest the fact that he usually gets the wrong end of the stick, such as “Mourão served in Haiti”, ”Bolsonaro's wife was weak (?)”.....and it's always someone else's fault...doesnt understand and can't even copy a transcript correctly.....hilarious ...oops, daaaamn !!! I spent 60 secs on the smelly thing.

    Keep up the good work, growing and exporting avocados....and drinking good wine...a privilege reserved for the relatively few who can, and know how, to enjoy life.

    Aug 31st, 2020 - 09:20 pm 0
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