‘The ship is sinking’: Bolsonaro battles to block foul-mouthed cabinet video

Posted by on May 15, 2020 1:29 pm
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A partial transcript of the meeting in Brasília offers a glimpse of the paranoia and ideological obsessions of Brazil’s president

The coronavirus pandemic has halted production of Brazil’s steamy telenovela soap operas – but one small-screen blockbuster is on everyone’s lips.

A two-hour video of a heated and expletive-ridden cabinet meeting chaired by President Jair Bolsonaro last month has become the subject of an extraordinary political arm wrestle, exposing the intrigues and eccentricities at the centre of Brazilian power.

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