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Tag: Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz

  • Saturday, June 22nd 2019 - 09:39 UTC

    The Economist: “Despite turmoil, Brazil is starting to fix its pension system”

    Economists are likely to revise downward their gloomy prediction that growth will be less than 1% this year.

    Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s president, likes romantic metaphors. “Our marriage is stronger than ever,” he said in May after the press speculated that he was at odds with the economy minister, Paulo Guedes. “The marriage ended with no hard feelings,” he said this month after sacking Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz, a minister who had said that others in government should be more careful on social media—thus outraging Bolsonaro fans who tweet about the virtues of military rule and the horrors of homosexuality.

  • Monday, June 17th 2019 - 09:49 UTC

    Bolsonaro sacks moderate member of his “military” cabinet

    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.

  • Wednesday, November 28th 2018 - 08:47 UTC

    Bolsonaro adds two more military officers to his cabinet

    General Santos Cruz led UN peacekeepers in Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been picked to lead political relations with Congress

    Brazil's right-wing president-elect Jair Bolsonaro picked retired General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz as his minister in charge of political relations with Congress, and military engineer Tarcisio Freitas as his infrastructure ministry, a fifth and sixth military to his cabinet.