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Comeback of the old boys: Huawei contracts ex-president Temer, Bolsonaro courts ex-president Collor

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro made former president Fernando Collor de Mello (1990-1992) - who resigned from office in the midst of an impeachment trial for corruption - his advisor and political negotiator. Moreover, Bolsonaro admitted his estrangement with his Vice President Hamilton Mourão.

Bolsonaro thanked Collor publicly at an event on Monday, February 8th, in which he called him an “advisor” for having presented proposals in favor of reducing fuel taxes, a demand made by autonomous truckers, part of Bolsonaro's political base.

The Senator for the state of Alagoas joined the group of advisors after . . .

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