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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The president-elect in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, announced today (Tuesday, November 13th), through social media, the name of Army General Fernando Azevedo e Silva for the post of Defense Minister.

"Good morning! I would like to communicate to all of you the nomination of General-of-the-Army Fernando Azevedo e Silva for the post of Defense Minister," wrote Bolsonaro on Twitter.

The position was initially planned to be occupied by General Augusto Heleno. A week ago, however, Bolsonaro confirmed the name of Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?