Yesterday former Bolsonaro  Minister of Justice and Public Security of Brazil and Brazilia’s Security chief during the recent riots was arrested as he returned from Florida.

He had been with former President Jair Bolsonaro and was also in Florida at the time of the riots in the capital.

Now documents have been found which could implicate him and others in a plot to take over Brazil by effectively staging a coup.

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Produced By: Roderick Chambers

Featured In Story: Dr Deborah Barros Leal Farias -Lecturer in Politics, School of Social Sciences University of New South Wales

First aired on The Wire, Monday 16 January 2023