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Bolsonaro Creates New Ministry, Tailor-Made for Centrão and SBT Owner

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Contrary to what he had vowed throughout his campaign, when he said his government would have "at most" 15 Ministries, Jair Bolsonaro announced the recreation of the Ministry of Communications.

His cabinet currently has a total of 23 portfolios. The new cabinet will be headed by Fábio Faria, a federal congressman and the son-in-law of Silvio Santos, one of the country's main TV networks, known for its pro-Bolsonaro stance.

The choice, which may indicate a conflict of interest, was a clear nod from Bolsonaro to the congressional bloc known as Centr . . .

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