CIA head told Bolsonaro govt not to mess with elections

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The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director last year told senior Brazilian officials that President Jair Bolsonaro should stop casting doubt on his country’s voting system ahead of the October election, sources told Reuters. The previously unreported comments by CIA Director William Burns came in an intimate, closed-door meeting in July, according to two people familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Burns was, and remains, the most senior US official to meet in Brasilia with far-right Bolsonaro’s government since the election of US President Joe Biden. A third pe…

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