Brazil anti-Trump: President-elect’s bid for presidency may face criminal charges

A Brazilian commission on Wednesday voted in favor of recommending criminal charges against President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, according to Agence France-Presse. The recommendation, which must still be accepted by the justice ministry, was presented by…

Brazil anti-Trump: President-elect’s bid for presidency may face criminal charges

A Brazilian commission on Wednesday voted in favor of recommending criminal charges against President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, according to Agence France-Presse. The recommendation, which must still be accepted by the justice ministry, was presented by member of the Commission on Violence against Women Elisabeth de Almeida Silva, a senator who had filed the official complaint last week.

The warrant that Silva will file claims that Bolsonaro physically abused both his son-in-law’s mother, Erasmo Marinho, and Marinho’s wife, the former lawmaker Sandra Moreira Franco.

The Brazilian government, with the support of Bolsonaro’s aides, has prevented Silva from speaking at the scheduled public session of the commission, AFP reports.

Salvador Jara, head of the commission, told AFP that the point of the meeting was to “speak truth to power.”

Meanwhile, the anti-Bolsonaro movement in Brazil has grown increasingly fierce with many of the country’s major media outlets threatening to sue over what they feel is infringement of their business ethics.

The anti-Bolsonaro networks now have a Facebook page where followers share stories about the president-elect’s actions.

The anti-Bolsonaro protests have grown since he won the presidential election last month.

Read the full story at The Guardian.

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