Bolsonaro’s Brazil Totters Blindly, as Government Support Crashes After Moro’s Exit

Constituents are disappointed with the President over the ex-Minister's disclosures, while pressure for his removal increases and the financial market loses direction.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The explosive departure of ex-Minister of Justice Sérgio Moro has opened a new and dangerous chapter for Brazil and Jair Bolsonaro's government that is poisoning loyal voters, wards off potential investors, and strengthens the discourse of those calling for the President's impeachment.

The São Paulo stock market plummeted almost ten percentage points on Friday while Bolsonaro lost his symbol of the fight against corruption, following serious allegations that he removed Maurício Valeixo from the Federal Police leadership, and sought to interfere in investigations, something even Bolsonaro's arch-enemy predecessors . . .

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