Brazil Presidency’s Corporate Card Expenses Reach Highest Level in Five Years

According to Lauro Jardim, between February and September, Bolsonaro's expenses have reached R$4.6 million (US$1.2 million), an amount far greater, for the same period, than in any year since 2014.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "The spending on the president's corporate cards is the highest since 2014," says journalist Lauro Jardim, in his column for O Globo newspaper.

"Between February and September this year - the January invoice is not accounted for because it refers to 2018 - the Secretariat of Administration of the Palácio do Planalto, in charge of Bolsonaro's expenses, has disbursed R$4.6 million (US$1.2 million) with his cards", he points out.

"The amount is 24 percent higher than the R$3.7 million used in the same period last year; 55 percent higher . . .

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