Brazil justice minister quits, accuses Bolsonaro of meddling in police

Brazil’s Justice Minister Sergio Moro resigned on Friday, accusing President Jair Bolsonaro of political meddling in law enforcement and creating a political crisis in the midst of an economic downturn and the coronavirus epidemic.

A corruption-busting former judge and high-profile minister, Moro said he quit because Bolsonaro fired federal police chief Mauricio Valeixo for personal and political reasons. His exit is likely to erode support for Bolsonaro, whose popularity had already fallen due to his handling of the pandemic.

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