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Brazil's ex-leader Bolsonaro to have passport seized over coup probe

Posted on AllSides February 8th, 2024
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Brazil's ex-President Jair Bolsonaro has been given 24 hours to surrender his passport amid an ongoing investigation into the 2023 storming of Brazil's Congress by his supporters.

Police accuse him of having led a failed plot to remain in power after losing the election to his left-wing rival, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Mr Bolsonaro says the operation is politically motivated.

Three of Mr Bolsonaro's allies have been arrested.

The head of his political party has also been detained.

They are suspected of plotting to keep Mr Bolsonaro in power...

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