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Brazil’s Bolsonaro under fire for misleading tweet on media

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RIO DE JANEIRO — The tumultuous relationship between President Jair Bolsonaro and the media heated up Monday, after the far-right leader criticized a journalist who has written damaging pieces about the first family for one of Brazil’s largest newspapers.

Bolsonaro sent a misleading tweet Sunday night saying Constanca Rezende of the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo had been recorded saying she wanted to ruin the life of Bolsonaro’s son, Flavio, and impeach the president.

Rezende has reported on a case of alleged corruption that has cast a shadow over the initial months of the administration. The case involves alleged irregular payments to Flavio Bolsonaro, a senator who is Bolsonaro’s eldest son, as well as to Bolsonaro’s wife, Michelle Bolsonaro.

 

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