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Without proof, Brazilian Minister of Justice claims there was a plan to assassinate Lula at the inauguration

Citing messages discovered by the Federal Police, the Minister of Justice, Flávio Dino, said there was a "plan" to assassinate President Lula da Silva on Jan. 1.

The author would be George Washington de Oliveira Sousa, responsible for setting a bomb at Juscelino Kubitschek Airport in Brasilia, who was disarmed on Dec. 24.

According to Dino, Sousa was obtaining instructions on how to make a long-distance rifle shot.

"He was getting information," Dino said in an interview with the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo on Saturday, Feb. 25.

"There is a dialogue where he seeks information about . . .

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