Sérgio Moro

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Supreme court of Brazil allows investigation of President Bolsonaro
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his cabinet during a pronouncement
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his cabinet during a pronouncement Credit: Carolina Antunes/PR (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Brazil’s Supreme Court Justice José Celso de Mello Filho gave the green light for an investigation of alleged corruption and obstruction of justice by President Jair Bolsonaro after the country’s outgoing justice minister, Sérgio Moro, accused him of attempting to interfere with federal police probes.

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