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Brazil’s Bar Association wants to bring criminal charges against Bolsonaro for pandemic mismanagement

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) sent a representation to the Federal Prosecutor General Augusto Aras, asking that President Jair Bolsonaro be denounced to the Federal Supreme Court and answer criminally for the "terrible management" of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The OAB charges the president with the crimes of endangering the life or health of others, violation of preventive health measures, irregular use of public funds or income, and malfeasance.

In a document dated Tuesday, March 23rd, the lawyers' association lists the president's actions attitudes towards the pandemic, such as encouraging the . . .

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