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“Is someone pushing for a coup d’état?” asks Bolsonaro

A letter signed by academics, business people, and artists, presented yesterday at the University of São Paulo (USP), warns somewhat vaguely of the danger of institutional rupture and calls for the defense of democracy.

The manifesto was not signed by Bolsonaro of the Liberal Party (PL, right) but was a marketing campaign by opposition presidential candidates Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Ciro Gomes, and Simone Tebet, aimed at isolating Bolsonaro politically because Brazil, under the leadership of the conservative President, is proving remarkably resistant economically, at a time when many countries are heading for turmoil.

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