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Montevideo, June 19th 2019 - 00:55 UTC

Tag: Brazilian Army

  • Wednesday, April 10th 2019 - 09:57 UTC

    Bolsonaro reveals Brazil is working with the US to sow dissent in Venezuelan army

    “We cannot allow Venezuela to become a new Cuba or North Korea,” the Brazilian president said

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he is working with the US government to sow dissent within the Venezuelan army. Bolsonaro, during an interview with Jovem Pan radio, and added if there is a military invasion in Venezuela, he would ask to seek the counsel of Brazil's National Defense Council and Congress on what, if any, action his country should take.

  • Tuesday, August 21st 2018 - 08:05 UTC

    Venezuelan refugees restarted pouring into northern Brazil

    Fearful Venezuelan immigrants lined up in smaller numbers to enter Brazil at the only border crossing between after violent protests by Brazilian residents

    Brazil's government has not ruled out closing its border with Venezuela at Pacaraima, in Roraima state, but sees obstacles to doing so because of international treaties it has signed, Political Affairs Minister Carlos Marun said on Monday.

  • Monday, April 23rd 2018 - 08:42 UTC

    Corruption a threat to democracy, remarks top Brazilian military on Army Day

    The general spoke alongside Temer, who himself has been charged twice with corruption but so far remains protected by Congress from having to face a trial.

    Brazil's top army commander made another foray into political commentary, warning that corruption poses a threat to democracy in Latin America's biggest country. The comment by General Eduardo Villas Boas was his second high-profile remark on the state of Brazil's democracy this month, going against an unwritten rule that high-ranking military officers keep out of politics.