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Tue Mar 30, 2021, 12:32 PM

Brazil on edge as three military chiefs resign after Bolsonaro fires defense minister

Source: The Guardian

Political earthquake rattles country already grappling with one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks
The Guardian
Tues 30 Mar 2021 12.19 EDT
By Tom Phillips

Jair Bolsonaro’s crisis-stricken administration has been rocked by the sudden sacking of Brazil’s defence minister and the subsequent resignation of the heads of all three branches of the armed forces.

The commanders of the Brazilian army, navy and air force – Gen Edson Leal Pujol, Adm Ilques Barbosa and Lt-Brig Antônio Carlos Bermudez – met with the president’s new minister on Tuesday morning and reportedly tendered their resignations during a dramatic and heated encounter. On Tuesday afternoon the defence ministry confirmed all three would be replaced, a political earthquake that rattled a country already grappling with one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks.

The Folha de São Paulo newspaper said that never before in Brazilian history had the heads of all three branches of the military resigned out of disagreement with a president.



Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/30/brazil-military-chiefs-resign-bolsonaro-fires-defense-minister?CMP=oth_b-aplnews_d-1



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bronxiteforever Mar 30 OP
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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 12:45 PM

1. ruh roh...

I have a feeling this is the just the beginning of something bad.

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Tue Mar 30, 2021, 12:49 PM

2. Can't say that I did Nazi this coming....

Fascists are gonna be fascists.

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Tue Mar 30, 2021, 05:42 PM

3. Bolsonaro is the Brazilian trump. He is another Putin puppet.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 06:42 PM

4. A military coup might be in the future

Brazil is a freakin' disaster with a right-wing moron in charge.

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Tue Mar 30, 2021, 07:38 PM

5. Smells like the run up to a coup.

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