Brazil senators file case against Prez Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil senators file case against Jair Bolsonaro for malfeasance

A criminal case against Bolsonaro before the Supreme Court could see him removed from office

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Credit: AFP Photo

Three Brazilian senators formally accused President Jair Bolsonaro of malfeasance before the Supreme Court Monday over allegations he failed to have a top ally investigated over suspicions of massive corruption in the purchase of Covid-19 vaccines.

The opposition senators include Randolfe Rodrigues, the deputy chair of a commission investigating the administration's pandemic response, which last week uncovered explosive accusations that Bolsonaro knew about suspected corruption in the deal for Indian-made Covaxin and failed to intervene.

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A criminal case against Bolsonaro before the Supreme Court could see him removed from office, though Prosecutor General Augusto Aras, an ally, would have to bring charges.

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