Dilma Taps Amorim as New Defense Minister

By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's new Defense Minister Celso Amorim had a first meeting with the commanders of the armed forces on Saturday. It was the first encounter between Amorim and the military command after President Dilma Rousseff had asked him to replace Nelson Jobim.

According to a spokesperson for the defense minister, Amorim wanted to hear from each of the commanders, their most urgent issues. Sources in Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?