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Bolsonaro goes to war with military commanders

Today: what does Bolsonaro gain by sacking the heads of the Armed Forces? Brazil's job figures are up, but prospects are bleak. And more.

Today: what does President Bolsonaro gain by sacking all military leaders? Brazil’s job figures are up, but future prospects are bleak. Startups manage to evade pandemic woes.

A military crisis on top of a health one

After jettisoning his Defense Minister, President Jair Bolsonaro pulled an unprecedented move, firing all three commanders of Brazil’s Armed Forces. The president was targeting Army Commander Edson Pujol, as we revealed on Monday, but the heads of the Navy and Air Force then decided to jump ship, too. On Tuesday morning, the trio met with new Defense Minister Walter Braga Netto, who reportedly...

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