Brazilian Armed Forces heads discuss Bolsonaro’s cabinet reshuffle, consider resignation

According to local press, the commanders of the Army, Navy and Air Force are evaluating a possible joint resignation in response to the unexpected resignation of the Minister of Defense, Fernando Azevedo.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The deep cabinet reshuffle announced this Monday, March 29, by Jair Bolsonaro's government caused much commotion and surprise in Brazil. According to what was reported by the local press, the main military leaders met to discuss the decision adopted by the president, which ended in the replacement of six cabinet ministers.

According to reports in the newspapers O'Globo and Folha de Sao Paulo, the commanders of the Army (Edson Pujol), the Navy (Ilques Barbosa Junior), and the Air Force (Antonio Carlos Muaretti Bermudez) met to analyze the possibility of submitting a joint resignation in . . .

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