The Brazilian Presidency’s spending doubled in the first four months of 2020 compared to previous years after a wastage of 3.76 million reais (about 600,000 euros) was registered, the president of which Brazil was accused of air freight to Brazil since the beginning of the year to have returned the Brazilians caught in China during the Covid 19 pandemic crisis.
“We sent four planes to China to pick up people there,” said Bolsonaro when asked by the press after spending doubled in the past four months, compared to 1.98 reais (around € 320,000). ) that were used a year ago in the same period.
Despite Bolsonaro’s statements, some media have denounced the opacity of the accounts because the number is published every month on the government’s transparency portal, but the details are not.
As the Estadao newspaper has reminded, since December last year the government has been ignoring a Federal Court decision to publish how the presidency spends money, arguing that more details or access to bills and more data could jeopardize the president’s security .