Commander Says Brazilian Army “Not a Government Institution”, Has No Party Affiliation

General Edson Pujol had earlier said that the military is not a part of politics and does not want politics in the barracks.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Army Commander General Edson Pujol said on Friday, November 13th, that the institution is not part of the government and has no political party. The General delivered a speech during a national defense seminar, promoted by the Armed Forces.

The statement was in line with what Pujol had said on Thursday, November 12th, during a live webcast. At the time, he said that the military does not want to be part of politics, nor does it want politics to enter the barracks.

The Army commander delivered the statements the same week that President Jair

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