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Brazil: court injunction to prevent Bolsonaro's son appointment as ambassador in US

Wednesday, August 14th 2019 - 18:33 UTC
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Opposition lawmakers have also sought to block Eduardo Bolsonaro becoming Brazil’s envoy in Washington by introducing a bill against nepotism Opposition lawmakers have also sought to block Eduardo Bolsonaro becoming Brazil’s envoy in Washington by introducing a bill against nepotism

Brazilian federal prosecutors filed a court injunction on Tuesday seeking to bar the appointment of conservative president Jair Bolsonaro’s son Eduardo as ambassador to the United States due to his lack of experience as a diplomat.

The public prosecutor’s office asked a Brasilia court to rule on the need for non-diplomats to have relevant international experience and served the nation abroad for at least three years.

Opposition lawmakers have also sought to block Eduardo Bolsonaro becoming Brazil’s envoy in Washington by introducing a bill against nepotism in the public administration.

Bolsonaro, who has developed close ties with U.S. President Donald Trump since taking office in January, has defended the appointment of his son, saying he is a friend of Trump’s family which would help improve relations between the two nations.

But even some of Bolsonaro’s allies in Congress, where the Senate has still to confirm the appointment, see the choice as an unprecedented affront to Brazil’s experienced diplomatic corps.

Opposition lawmakers are backing bills in both chambers to block nepotism in government appointment, and the Cidadania party has asked the Supreme Court to bar Bolsonaro’s appointment calling it “blatant nepotism.”

 

Categories: Politics, Brazil, United States.

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  • DemonTree

    Trump's not gonna send his son to Brazil. You don't imagine he sees Bozo as an equal, do you? B's just another fawning ass-kisser.

    Aug 15th, 2019 - 09:14 am +1
  • :o))

    But by hook or by crook; he WILL be the ambassador [and justify the imports of the latest arms from the USA] - want to bet?

    Aug 15th, 2019 - 12:02 am 0
  • imoyaro

    You're looking at this all wrong. As far back as early Chinese history, and fast forwarding to Roman practice, an exchange between two tyrants of their first born son is almost de rigueur. I would see Trump and Bolsonaro exchanging sons as a “classic.”

    Aug 15th, 2019 - 04:29 am 0
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