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The Brazilian government says it will request the extradition of more than 60 people who fled to Argentina after being charged for their alleged involvement in riots that shook Brazil’s capital last year.

The riots were led by supporters of the former right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro, roughly a week after Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva took office.

Thousands stormed government buildings in Brasília on 8 January 2023 after managing to march, largely unchallenged, through the city.

Hundreds of Mr Bolsonaro’s supporters were arrested, charged and released on bail.

Many of them have fled to Argentina since the inauguration of the right-wing president, Javier Milei, in December, to request political asylum there.

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