Bolsonaro Halves Planalto Library to Accommodate First Lady’s Office

In July last year, the government spent R$328,800 to set up Michelle's office on the Ministries Esplanade, but she decided to move to a room near Bolsonaro.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With a collection of 42,000 works and 3,000 presidents' speeches, the Planalto Palace library is being halved by order of Jair Bolsonaro, who had a private office built on the premises for the first lady, Michelle Bolsonaro, to use.

The Presidency's traditional library, located at Annex I of the Palace, will host the team from the Pátria Voluntária ("Volunteer Homeland") program, headed by Bolsonaro's wife Michelle.

The amount spent on the renovation was not reported by the Presidency's press secretary. Last July R$328,800 (US$81,450) in . . .

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