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Tag: Gustavo Bebianno

  • Tuesday, February 19th 2019 - 08:25 UTC

    Bolsonaro fires head of president's office: “difference of opinion on important issues”

    Bebianno's departure punctuated Bolsonaro's first cabinet crisis since he took office on Jan. 1 and has cast a shadow over the young government's plans

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday fired one of his most senior aides and cabinet members, Gustavo Bebianno, amid a scandal involving campaign financing for some of his party's congressional candidates. Bebianno was secretary general of the president's office.

  • Monday, February 18th 2019 - 09:57 UTC

    Bolsonaro learning the hard way: family and politics don't mix

    The furor could divert the president's attention as he tries to focus on the bill to reform Brazil's unsustainable pension system expected this week in Congress

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, one of his politician sons and his ultraconservative party were embroiled in a crisis on Sunday over a campaign finance scandal threatening the leader's anti-corruption image. The 63-year-old far-right president, who is just six weeks into his mandate, spoke with top officials in his government on Friday and Saturday to try to draw a line under the affair, after key allies turned on him.