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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday, February 22nd, that he has decided to "implode" the National Weights and Measures Institute (INMETRO) and announced the dismissal of the body's entire board of directors.

The INMETRO is the federal body in charge of implementing national weights and measures policies, monitoring compliance with technical standards, methods and measuring instruments and units of measurement.

Bolsonaro gave the statement outside a supermarket in Guarujá (SP), where he traveled on Friday, February 21st, while he was spending the Carnaval holiday at Forte dos Andradas, an army base. The speech was broadcast . . .

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