By Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil weekly news magazine IstoÉ had exclusive access to a document from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Itamaraty) containing information on the excessive issuance of diplomatic passports granted under current Minister Ernesto Araújo's administration.

In the first four months of this year alone, Itamaraty granted 986 diplomatic passports, with which a citizen may enter any country without a visa, and enjoy benefits during boarding and deplaning.

This averages out to almost 250 diplomatic passports per month. The figure is surprising, given that in 2018, only 1,200 such special documents were . . .

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