Resignation letters were released by now ex-ministers throughout the day, with Former Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva releasing a statement saying he had “preserved the Armed Forces as a State institution.” He will be replaced by Army General Braga Netto, the former Government Minister.
Former Attorney General Andre Levi, who refused to sign Bolsonaro’s lawsuit to lift three state governors’ lockdown orders, also published a letter of resignation. He will be replaced by Andre Mendonca, Brazil’s former Justice Minister, whose former seat at the Justice Ministry will now be filled by Federal Police Chief Anderson Torres, a friend of the Bolsonaro family.
The former Secretary of State, General Luiz Eduardo Ramos, was appointed Government Minister. Flavia Arruda, a federal deputy, is now the Secretary of State.
And the former Foreign Affairs Minister Ernesto Araujo has been replaced by diplomat Carlos Alberto França.
These changes appear to put several army generals closer to…