- Brazil’s political stability was in doubt Tuesday after the heads of all three military branches resigned following President Bolsonaro’s dismissal of his defense minister, one of six Cabinet officials who have recently left or been forced out of the administration.
- The Guardian, citing local reporting, said Bolsonaro demanded Pujol’s dismissal because the general resisted the far-right president’s efforts to politicize the military. Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who lives in Brazil, described the complex and still-developing situation as a “major political crisis” for the country.
- Pujol had also criticized Bolsonaro’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which according to Johns Hopkins University has claimed nearly 314,000 lives in Brazil, the world’s second-highest death toll after the United States.
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