Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said during a TV interview Sunday that he had chosen former Defense Minister General Walter Braga Netto as his running mate for the Oct. 2 elections and that the official announcement is to be made shortly.
Brazil's Defense Minister General Walter Braga Netto, who is most likely to run for the vice-presidency behind Jair Bolsonaro in the Oct. 2 elections, has signed a document together with the Armed Forces chiefs saying the 1964 coup d'état strengthened the country's democracy.
Outgoing United States ambassador before Brazil, Todd Chapman said in an interview with O Estado de Sao Paulo that the threat of not holding elections in 2022, as expressed by some top officials from the president Jair Bolsonaro administration is not a serious problem. Democracy is a solid rock in Brazil, the cancer is corruption.
Brazil's Defense Ministry appointed late Wednesday the new chiefs of staff for its three armed forces following the decision of their predecessors to turn in their resignations in support of deposed Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva, who has been replaced by Walter Braga Netto in a major cabinet reshuffle by President Jair Bolsonaro over the past week.
Brazil's Vice President Hamilton Mourao Wednesday commemorated the 57th anniversary of the last coup d'etat in the country as lawmakers pressed for the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's chief of staff, Army General Walter Souza Braga Netto, has tested positive for COVID-19, his office said on Monday (Aug 3), becoming the seventh Brazilian minister to have contracted the disease.
Brazil reported a record 34,918 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the same day that one of the senior officials leading the country’s widely criticized response to the crisis said the outbreak was under control.