Brazil raises security for Lula’s swearing in after bomb threat

(Bloomberg) — Brazil will reassess procedures for the inauguration of President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva after an explosive near the capital Brasilia’s international airport was disarmed on Saturday, the incoming Justice Minister said. from the country.

Flavio Dino wrote on his official Twitter account on Sunday that all the procedures for the inauguration, scheduled for January 1, “will be re-evaluated, with a view to reinforcing security.”

“President Lula’s inauguration will take place in peace,” asserted the future Minister of Justice. “Democracy has won and will win.”

Brazil’s military police said they disarmed an explosive found inside a fuel truck. A man, who confessed that he intended to commit a crime at the Brasilia airport, was arrested on Saturday night, according to civil police.

The man is believed to be a supporter of the current president, Jair Bolsonaro, who lost a close election to Lula, local news outlet G1 said.

Original Note: Brazil to Boost Security for Lula Inauguration After Bomb Threat

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