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Bolsonaro sacks moderate member of his “military” cabinet

Monday, June 17th 2019 - 09:49 UTC
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The president’s spokesman said Santos Cruz was leaving to be replaced by General Luiz Eduardo Ramos Baptista Pereira, a commander in Brazil’s southeast region The president’s spokesman said Santos Cruz was leaving to be replaced by General Luiz Eduardo Ramos Baptista Pereira, a commander in Brazil’s southeast region

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro replaced his minister in charge of political relations with Congress, the presidential spokesman said. Government Secretary Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz was fired during a meeting with Bolsonaro, according to reports in the Brazilian media last week.

The president’s spokesman only said that Santos Cruz was leaving and would be replaced by Army General Luiz Eduardo Ramos Baptista Pereira, a commander in Brazil’s southeast region who was previously a commander in the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti.

Santos Cruz, a former army general who also led U.N. peacekeepers in Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo, was part of the “military wing” of Bolsonaro’s government — the former military brass making up nearly a third of the cabinet. Bolsonaro himself is a former army captain.

Santos Cruz maintained a low profile in his official role, but he engaged in fierce bickering with the more hard-line ideological wing of the Bolsonaro government.

That included public tiffs with the president’s son Carlos, who is a Rio de Janeiro city councilman and an incendiary figure on social media in defending his father, often attacking the cabinet members who are former military men.

Categories: Politics, Brazil.

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  • Terence Hill

    Jack Bauer aka Proof-less and Truth-less
    ”Rumour (for now)” Which means no evidence. Meanwhile, Moro and the prosecution prima facia engaged in a 'criminal conspiracy' 'to pervert the course of justice' Which in a normal legal system would be considered the same as perjury, which if it resulted in a wrongful conviction. Would result in the perjurer receiving the same sentence that was inflicted on the 'wrongfully convicted.
    Lava Jato: “The Narrative Must Be Protected At All Costs”
    It is simply the most important geopolitical story of recent times. Documents leaked to the Intercept have led to the exposure of ostensible anti-corruption Operation Lava Jato (Carwash) as a means to rig Brazil’s 2018 election, and worse still, which was carried out in conjunction with the United States Government.
    And this is only the beginning, Lava Jato’s role in the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff and in enabling the selloff of Brazil’s resources and strategic companies to US corporations are all now being intensely scrutinised,
    Far beyond that, Operation Lava Jato has inflicted catastrophic damage on the country. Politically, economically, socially, and to its national sovereignty.
    We must ask why the available evidence, such as the U.S. Department of Justice’s Kenneth Blanco’s 2017 speech at NATO think tank the Atlantic Council, in which he boasted about the DoJ role in Lava Jato and the prosecution of Lula, was completely ignored until now.
    http://www.brasilwire.com/the-narrative-must-be-protected-at-all-costs/

    Jun 19th, 2019 - 09:26 pm +1
  • :o))

    Now that the cat is out of the bag:
    https://theintercept.com/2015/07/04/nsa-top-brazilian-political-and-financial-targets-wikileaks/

    Jun 17th, 2019 - 10:52 am 0
  • Brasileiro

    I dont know. May be. Or not. Who knows?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peN_LHvmawA

    Jun 18th, 2019 - 03:52 pm 0
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