Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Excludes Folha from News Roundup

After attacks by Bolsonaro, the newspaper has been excluded in daily roundups of information

São Paulo

Brazil's Foreign Ministry removed Folha from the roundup of daily news clippings accessed by the ministry's employees.

The roundup compiles news from national and international media outlets, and Folha has become the only major newspaper not included.

Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto de Araujo awaits for the arrival of BRICS delegates at Itamaraty Palace in Rio de Janeiro, on July 26, 2019. (Photo by MAURO PIMENTEL / AFP) - AFP

According to the Foreign Ministry, Folha was excluded because President Jair Bolsonaro's (PSL) planned to cancel subscriptions to the newspaper by the federal government.

On Thursday (31), Bolsonaro stated that he had decided to cancel all Folha subscriptions in the Executive government. In a threatening tone, the president also said the newspaper's advertisers "should worry".

The roundup is a daily selection of foreign policy news produced by the Itamaraty press office. It is available on the internal network, and all ministry staff can access it.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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