Vice-president rules out institutional rupture in Brazil despite strong rhetoric

Hamilton Mourão is always at pains to mediate between the direct and blunt nature of the president and the sensitive psyches of the country's Justices.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's vice president, Army reserve general Hamilton Mourão, ruled out Monday the possibility of an institutional rupture or a coup d'état in Latin America's largest country despite the "strong rhetoric" of the president, conservative leader Jair Bolsonaro.

"There is no room for a rupture in the 21st century. We cannot look at what happened in the 20th century and transfer it to today. Is there strong rhetoric from our government? There is. But there are no actions that correspond to that rhetoric," said Mourão in an interview he gave to Radio . . .

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