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In video, Bolsonaro says wanted cops replaced to stop family being 'screwed'

Reuters

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Modified 23 May 2020, 2:06 am

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he was unwilling to see his family get “screwed” because of his inability to change law enforcement officials, according to a video released on Friday set to deepen the political crisis surrounding him.

Coming at the end of a challenging week in Brazil, which is now the world’s No 2 hot spot for coronavirus cases behind the United States, the video prompted Bolsonaro’s fans and detractors to hurl abuse at each other from their apartment windows in cities across the country.

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