Brazil's Lula rides again.

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And, purely incidentally, Bolsonaro has fired the defence minister, and the heads of the army, navy and air force also resigned after an apparently bad-tempered meeting with the new defence minister.

Given Bolsonaro's stated admiration of the old Brazilian dictatorship and his authoritarian nature, this could be somewhat alarming.
 

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Sigh, at least be factually correct in your crazy conspiracy.

The chats published today show that prosecutors on the Car Wash team intentionally ignored procedures outlined in Brazilian law and a bilateral treaty agreement with the U.S., apparently to keep the executive branch of the Brazilian government — then led by Lula’s successor and ally, Dilma Rousseff — in the dark about their activities. They also appear to have misrepresented their potentially illegal actions to superiors and the Justice Ministry of Brazil. They secretly hosted a delegation of U.S. officials, and coached and facilitated U.S. efforts to secure cooperating witnesses in corruption investigations into state-controlled oil giant Petrobras. With the approval of Car Wash prosecutors, the U.S. negotiated deals with some witnesses without following treaty procedures, which would have given Brazil greater control over the process.
 
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Lula being free and popular again is a good sign. However if the establishment can collude with Bolsonaro and jail him once, then they can collude with Bolsonaro and jail him twice. That rats at the top of law enforcement were willing to help Bolsonaro to begin with is concerning.
 
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Lula being free and popular again is a good sign. However if the establishment can collude with Bolsonaro and jail him once, then they can collude with Bolsonaro and jail him twice. That rats at the top of law enforcement were willing to help Bolsonaro to begin with is concerning.
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