Brazilian governor bans press from state finances meeting

On Tuesday, March 20, the governor of the Brazilian state of Piauí prevented journalists and press officers from attending a national Congress meeting, reported the news site Portal Imprensa.

The meeting, supposedly open to the public, banned the press from entering to avoid information about the financial situation of the state from being published in the capital's newspapers, according to the news site 180 Graus.

An aid to governor Wilson Martins told journalists that they would have to leave the meeting once Martins started presenting on state finances, reported Portal AZ.