Bolsonaro wants Brazil's top anti corruption judge as his Justice minister

Clark Diaz
November 4, 2018

Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has revisited his most contentious campaign promises, calling for looser gun laws, urging a high-profile anti-corruption judge to join his government and promising to cut government advertising for media that "lie".

In the nation's most emblematic city, Rio de Janeiro, over 200 people marched up the stairs of the Municipal Chamber with banners such as "No More Torture" or "Not Him" and shouting slogans against Bolsonaro and his ideology, Efe news reported.

Most of the rainforest is located in Brazil, which has taken major steps in recent years to protect it in the face of massive deforestation that has reduced its size by about 20 percent in the past 50 years.

"The fact Bolsonaro is already talking about reforms is a good sign", said economist Victor Candido of Guide Investimentos.

Khashoggi’s Body ‘Dissolved’ After Murder, Erdogan Aide Says
Iran has denied accusations it is building a nuclear bomb, saying weapons of mass destruction are prohibited under Islam. "We must all send a clear message that authoritarian regimes can not kill journalists ever again", she said.

Rosangela Wolff Moro, a lawyer married to the judge, has repeatedly suggested in her Instagram profile that she supported Bolsonaro against left-leaning Fernando Haddad, who was named the Workers' Party candidate after da Silva was barred by electoral authorities over his imprisonment.

In one of his first television interviews since being elected on Sunday with almost 58mn votes, the former paratrooper, who is notorious for his inflammatory rhetoric, did little to suggest he would temper his discourse after taking power on January 1. His chief economic advisor is Paulo Guedes, a University of Chicago-trained free-market economist.

"While the market has reacted positively to the first-round result, uncertainty remains with regard to the pace and scope of fiscal reforms (including the social security reform) that can be implemented by the next administration in light of Brazil's large fiscal deficit and rising debt burden, and the heavy burden of mandatory spending", noted Shelly Shetty, senior director of sovereigns at Fitch Ratings. New rules will boost investment in infrastructure, he told reporters. Globo said on Tuesday that federal government advertising represented less than 4 percent of the revenue for its flagship channel, TV Globo, without providing more detailed figures.

The president-elect has also considered moving from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the embassy of Brazil in Israel, only one other great power has done so far: the United States of Donald Trump.

How Heidi Klum Chose Shrek & Fiona for Her Star-Studded Halloween Bash
In the past, Klum has dressed as Lady Godiva , the Hindu goddess Kali, a dead body and Jessica Rabbit, among others. Previously, the beauty had teased that her costume wouldn't be scary, and would instead be "cute".

German diplomatic circles are equally blasé and are awaiting Mr. Bolsonaro's first moves as president. He will oversee the transition from Rio this week and fly to the capital Brasilia next week, Lorenzoni added.

Bolsonaro plans to be here on November 6 to meet with outgoing President Michel Temer.

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.

Ricciardo endures calamitous Mexico GP as Hamilton secures title
Verstappen wasn't giving any ground. "It is not easy today but well deserved for him and I want to congratulate Lewis". Red Bull have only ever sealed pole at the high-downforce Monaco and Mexico tracks in the power-friendly hybrid era.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article