The Foreign Desk

Why did Brazil’s defence chiefs quit?

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3 April 2021

Episode 379

30 minutes


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In the biggest crisis of Jair Bolsonaro’s presidency so far, the heads of the army, navy and air force all resigned. What are they trying to achieve? What does it mean for Bolsonaro’s future? And what role has the military played in Brazil’s recent political history? Andrew Mueller asks Fernando Augusto Pacheco, Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho and Samantha Pearson.

3 April 2021

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