Brazil’s Bolsonaro Faces One of the Worst Weeks of Presidency So Far

In addition to the tension between Bolsonaro and Chamber of Deputies President, Rodrigo Maia, the ministers of Education, Justice and Economy also had to answer questions by skeptic lawmakers in Congress.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Not even three months into his term and the government of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is already under fire, with criticism being hurled at his cabinet and himself. This week has been particularly tense for the administration.

The tension between Bolsonaro and Chamber of Deputies’ president, Rodrigo Maia, seemed to have reached a highpoint on Wednesday with the President stating that Maia was ‘upset due to personal problems’, alluding to the arrest of his wife’s step-father, former Rio de Janeiro governor, Wellington Moreira Franco, for corruption.

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