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2020-05-19T11:56:44+00:00

Brazil's justice minister Sérgio Moro resigns, accusing Jair Bolsonaro of interference on Federal Police investigations

Brazil's justice minister Sérgio Moro resigns, accusing Jair Bolsonaro of interference on Federal Police investigations
Sérgio Moro, former Justice Minister of Brazil Credit: Marcos Corrêa/PR (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Brazil's Justice Minister Sergio Moro has resigned amid tension with President Jair Bolsonaro.

Moro, a former judge, quit after the president fired one of his allies - Federal Police chief Mauricio Valeixo - and accusing the President of political interference.

Immediately after the announcement, pot-banging protests against Jair Bolsonaro broke out across Brazil.

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