With Dismissal of Rio’s Superintendent, Rupture Between Moro and Bolsonaro Seems Sealed

Jair Bolsonaro's intervention to remove the superintendent of the Federal Police in Rio de Janeiro as quickly as possible and COAF's transfer to the Central Bank symbolizes the end of a partnership between the president and his Minister of Justice, Sérgio Moro.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An actor in the crisis surrounding President Jair Bolsonaro and the Minister of Justice, Sérgio Moro, the superintendent of the Federal Police in Rio de Janeiro, Ricardo Saadi, was discharged on Friday, August 30th.

His dismissal was published in the Federal Gazette (DOU), in an ordinance signed by Luiz Pontel, executive secretary of the portfolio.

The replacement of Rio's superintendent had been anticipated by Bolsonaro, in an . . .

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