Bolsonaro Will ‘Implode’ INMETRO, Announces Dismissal of Entire Board of Directors

The President said in Guarujá that the motive was the determination to switch taximeters, which he said would affect taxi drivers. The president of INMETRO had already been dismissed on February 17th.

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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