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Bolsonaro gets the Army to bend the knee

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The Brazilian Army surrenders to Bolsonaro

Bolsonaro gets the Army to bend the knee
Jair Bolsonaro: “My Army.” Photo: Marcos Corrêa/PR

The head of the Brazilian Army issued a statement on Thursday evening saying it would not punish former Health Minister and active general Eduardo Pazuello for accompanying President Jair Bolsonaro on a political rally on May 23, in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian law forbids active Army officials from manifesting political opinions without authorization from the top brass.

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