Presidential Candidate’s Son Threatens to Close Brazil’s Supreme Court

Presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, scolded his son for remarks which judges say threaten democratic institutions in Brazil.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tensions continued high on Monday over the controversial video which surfaced over the weekend, showing the son of presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro stating that all it would take to shut down the country’s Supreme Court (STF) would be a corporal and a soldier. The presidential candidate has denied any plans to interfere with Brazil’s judicial system.

"What is the STF? It draws its power from the pen, from the hand of a STF judge. If you arrest a STF minister, do you think there will be a popular . . .

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