With general at Petrobras, military commands one-third of state companies in Brazil

The last time the military led Petrobras was in the late 1980s.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  General Joaquim Silva e Luna, appointed to Petrobras, will be the 17th military in charge of Brazil's state-owned companies. Luna was Defense Minister in the last year of President Michel Temer's administration and has been general director of Itaipu Binacional since early 2019, the first year of the Bolsonaro administration.

Should the appointment of a reserve general to the presidency of Petrobras be confirmed, the military will be . . .

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