Brazil’s Health Minister to name Army general as his deputy

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Eduardo Pazuello. Photo: Valter Campanato/ABr

In his first press conference as Brazil’s Health Minister, Nelson Teich confirmed that Army General Eduardo Pazuello will be named as his deputy. The general previously coordinated Operation Shelter, a humanitarian task force responsible for receiving Venezuelan citizens who migrated to Brazil fleeing their country’s socio-economic collapse in recent years. Gen. Pazuello also worked as the Army’s logistics director during the 2016 Rio Olympics.