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Brazil Justice Minister Quits, Accuses President Bolsonaro of Meddling in Law Enforcement

File photo of Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro. (Reuters).

File photo of Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro. (Reuters).

Moro said Bolsonaro had insisted on firing federal police chief Mauricio Valeixo without agreeing to a replacement of a similar technical profile.

Brasilia: Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro announced his resignation on Friday in a public address accusing President Jair Bolsonaro of political interference in law enforcement.

Moro said Bolsonaro had insisted on firing federal police chief Mauricio Valeixo without agreeing to a replacement of a similar technical profile.

first published:April 24, 2020, 21:20 IST