Brazil launches sweeping probe after pro-Bolsonaro riots
09 January 2023 | 12:59 pm
At least one official has been fired over criticism of poor security at key government buildings. Supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro had demanded military intervention to oust his leftist successor.
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