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Brazil’s Defense Minister is out. The Army Commander is next

Jair Bolsonaro is leading an overhaul of Brazil's military commanders, raising questions about which direction his administration will take

A hectic Monday in Brazilian politics is about to get even more turbulent. The day began with the resignation of Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo, forced out of the government amid growing pressure from congressional leaders. The news came as no surprise, considering Mr. Araújo’s desperate outbursts at senators over the weekend. Just hours later, however, a true bombshell dropped, as Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva handed in his resignation. And senior government sources tell The Brazilian Report that Army Commander Edson Pujol is the next major figure heading for the door.

  • The move has left Brasília politicians shocked...
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