In a move that helped markets on Thursday, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed he never intended to harm any branch of the government, as he attempted to resolve a conflict with the Supreme Court.
As pro-Bolsonaro marches took place across Brazil earlier this week, the president asked Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes to resign and claimed he would no longer obey his rulings, widening a schism with the court.
Pro-Bolsonaro truckers stopped highways across Brazil on Thursday, jeopardizing crucial export routes in the president's fight with the Supreme Court.
As emotions rose, Bolsonaro issued an official statement on Thursday afternoon, attempting to resolve his dispute with the Supreme Court, which he accuses of impeding his ability to rule.
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