Newspapers highlight vulgar language of the president and his ministers, accusations of interference with the PF and lack of interest by government officials in discussing how to save lives during the pandemic.Der Tagesspiegel (Germany): Jair Bolsonaro’s verbal grenades

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Brazilian news programs alerted viewers to the many profanity that would be heard on Friday night. They were not hidden for reasons of transparency. A recording of a cabinet meeting of President Jair Bolsonaro’s government was then broadcast. It was a general assessment of the state of the country and the government. The 3,000 deaths that the Covid 19 pandemic had caused so far have been addressed only marginally.

The president focused on attacking, threatening, showing anger. It gave the impression of a president in the trenches, throwing verbal grenades around him. He used the terms “shit” and “shit” dozens of times.

Despite these revealing statements and the many bad words, it is unlikely that the cabinet meeting that went public will change anything politically in Brazil. The country is extremely divided between Bolsonaro supporters and opponents. Both sides must use the video to justify their theses.

Welt (Germany), with . agency: Explosive video puts more pressure on Bolsonaro

The video of a cabinet meeting in late April shows several dirty details that can cause serious damage to the government. President Jair Bolsonaro swears several times.

As part of an investigation into Brazilian head of state Jair Bolsonaro, a Supreme Court judge released a video that reinforces allegations of police interference. However, the video, recorded on April 22, reveals other dirty details that could seriously damage the government of the radical right-wing president, who has been in office for 18 months.

Environment Minister Ricardo Salles, for his part, proposed using the moment when “the media is just talking about Covid-19” to “change all regulations” that prevent mining and agriculture on protected lands in the Amazon. Opponents of the president responded to the video on Friday with heavy pots on the windows.

Die Tageszeitung (Germany): “I will not wait to fuck my whole family”

At the two-hour cabinet meeting, the right-wing politician stated, among other things, that he had tried to change security guards in Rio de Janeiro. It is assumed that he meant the Federal Police when he spoke of “security”. “I will not wait to fuck my whole family, slutty, or my friends, because I cannot change someone from security,” roared Bolsonaro in the video.

The video shows more things. An angry Bolsonaro throws obscene swear words and insults the media and political opponents in a general offensive. According to Bolsonaro, the governors of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro have implemented strict measures to contain Covid-19 for ideological reasons. Brazil now has the second highest number of infections in the world,

However, the recording can further fuel his followers’ “now or never” behavior. Bolsonaro’s direct attacks appeal to the guts of his radicalized followers. They are Brazilians who are unlikely to be receptive to traditional media, and who obtain information almost exclusively through social media. They are loyal to Bolsonaro, despite numerous scandals and crises.

Financial Times (United Kingdom): President of Brazil under even more pressure on investigation

The investigation into Jair Bolsonaro’s actions took a new turn on Friday with the release of an explosive video, which showed the Brazilian president apparently admitting that he tried to protect his family from being “fucked up” in investigations.

On Friday, the Federal Supreme Court released a video of a ministerial meeting that took place last month, during which Bolsonaro said: “I will not expect to fuck my whole family.”

As the political challenges for the Brazilian leader have increased in recent weeks, so has concern about the radicalization of his base of supporters. In demonstrations, some supporters appear to be adopting a paramilitary stance, wearing uniforms and calling for the closure of Congress and the Supreme Court.

The Guardian (UK), with AP: Brazil: Bolsonaro suffers shock after judge orders release of video full of profanity

A video full of profanity that shows the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, expressing frustration at his inability to obtain information from the police and threatening to change ministers, if necessary to protect his family, was released by order of the Supreme Court, provoking a new shock for the far right president.

Bolsonaro’s popularity has declined in part due to the departure of Moro – who is widely regarded as an anti-corruption crusader – and the government’s attempts to minimize the coronavirus pandemic, which has already killed more than 20,000 Brazilians at an increasing rate.

El País (Spain): Video reveals explosive meeting between Bolsonaro and his ministers with threats and insults

Some fragments of what was said were released in recent weeks through leaks to the press, but now each of the 210 million Brazilians can see the video on their TVs or phones. And judge for yourselves.

It is worth mentioning that, although the meeting lasted more than three hours, there were some mention of the coronavirus, but no debate on how to deal with the pandemic. This Friday, Brazil became the second country with the most confirmed cases in the world, behind only the United States.

In another excerpt of the video broadcast by television networks, Bolsonaro made a fiery speech in favor of the purchase of weapons by citizens. “That’s why I want the people to arm themselves! Which is the guarantee that there won’t be a son of a bitch showing up to impose a dictatorship here! A shit from a mayor makes a shit out of a decree, handcuffs, and lets everyone in. from home “, says the president who, since the beginning of the health crisis, insists that the economic consequences will be much more serious than the direct effects of covid-19.

Diário de Notícias (Portugal): Video of ministerial meeting proves Bolsonaro wanted to interfere with the police

“I will interfere and that’s it,” says Jair Bolsonaro during a meeting with his ministers in late April.

“In other parts of the video, Bolsonaro calls the governors of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Manaus, all favorable to confinement,” shit “and” manure “. He also says he wants to” arm the people “to” avoid a dictatorship “.” It is easy to import a dictatorship here, very easy. “The minister of education, Abraham Weintraub, says he wants to” arrest the vagrants of the STF judges “.

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