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Police probe into videos with threats to Jair Bolsonaro

Details are classified for security reasons

Published in 21/11/2018 - 13:40

By Carolina Gonçalves Brasília

The Brazilian Federal Police have launched an investigation into videos that surfaced on the internet featuring men openly threatening President-Elect Jair Bolsonaro. The footage is being submitted the police intelligent department, and details are classified for security reasons.

Bolsonaro had already reported threats. Intelligence agents confirmed that suspicious videos were released on the weekend.

Since he was attacked with a knife, in September, in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Bolsonaro has tightened up his security scheme.

Despite the security, a protester who yesterday (Nov. 20) managed to get near the landing place of cabinet members of the transition government at the Centro Cultural Central do Brasil (CCBB), in Brasília, and verbally attack the president-elect with slurs.


On Wednesday (21), Supreme Court Justice Luiz Fux spent approximately half an hour with Bolsonaro, after which he refrained from talking to the press. The meeting was held while President Michel Temer considers whether Supreme Court justices should be given a raise.

In the morning, future Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta was the first to arrive at the transition cabinet. Next, Bolsonaro landed in the place with General Augusto Heleno, to be named Bolsonaro’s head for Institutional Security. Gustabo Bebbiano, secretary-general of the government transition team, was also present.

Translation: Fabrício Ferreira Edition: Talita Cavalcante / Mariana Branco

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