President Lula da Silva fires General Julio Cesar de Arruda, two weeks after election-denying mob loyal to his far-right predecessor ransacked seats of power in capital.
Supreme Court is investigating ex-president Bolsonaro after police found a draft decree in the home of ex-justice minister Anderson Torres that Brazil says is "a link in the putschist chain".
President Lula da Silva says he has never before seen his country "gripped by so much hate", blaming ex-leader Bolsonaro for chaos and hate politics.
"My intelligence did not exist (that day)," says President Lula da Silva after removing 13 more military officers from his team, a day after dismissing 40 officers for failing to act against January 8 rioters.
"How can I have a person outside my office who might shoot me?" asks President Lula da Silva, adding members of security services may have been involved in January 8 riots in capital Brasilia.
Authorities arrest ex- justice minister Anderson Torres after returning to Brazil from Florida — the same US state his ex-boss Jair Bolsonaro had travelled to after losing last year's election.
Ex-minister Anderson Torres is wanted under Supreme Court warrant for alleged "collusion" with thousands of Bolsonaro fans who ransacked presidency, Congress and Supreme Court in a violent rejection of new President Lula da Silva.
"I am convinced that the door of the Planalto (presidential) palace was opened for people to enter because there are no broken doors," says President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva.
The far-right has penetrated deep into major public institutions, including courts, the army and the police force, experts say, predicting a tough time ahead for the Lula administration.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2023 TRT World.