It is being reported that, under pressure from the Army, Walter Braga Netto is now the “ operational president” of Brazil, with Jair Bolsonaro effectively stripped of his decision making powers. [106], Since his election, his popularity is steadily declining. He became known to the public in 1986, when he wrote an article for Veja magazine criticizing low wages for military officers, after which he was arrested and detained for 15 days. The general in charge of reporting the case voted to acquit Bolsonaro, arguing that he had already been penalized for the initial Veja article, that there was no testimonial evidence of his plans to plant bombs, and that there were "deep contradictions in the four graphological exams", two of which failed to conclude that Bolsonaro was the author of the sketches. He graduated from the Agulhas Negras Military Academy in 1977 and served in the Brazilian Army's field artillery and parachutist units. He did not give up politics and was elected to Brazil's senate in 1946. Critics feared that such integration would lead the Brazilian natives to suffer cultural assimilation. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro had to stage a military takeover. [194], In April 2019, the American Museum of Natural History canceled an event honoring Bolsonaro after facing heavy public criticism, including from New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. His superior officers said he was "aggressive" and had "excessive ambition to get financial and economical gain". [42][43], On 22 July 2018, the PSL nominated Bolsonaro for president in the 2018 election. A Trump-like politician in Brazil could snag the support of a powerful religious group: evangelicals", "Brazilian congressman ordered to pay compensation over rape remark", "Is this the world's most repulsive politician? Brazil’s President Bolsonaro calls demonstrators “terrorists,” threatens military repression. And former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley called Bolsonaro — who has lauded Brazil’s military dictatorship — a US-friendly leader who “will … In response, Bolsonaro said to Page, "You are very nice. Undoubtedly, the height of tensions between Bolsonaro and the military is being the inertia with which the president has dealt with the serious COVID-19 epidemic that plagues the country. He has been affiliated with several other Brazilian political parties over the years. [66][67][68][69], Bolsonaro won the runoff election with 55.13% of the votes, and was elected the 38th president of Brazil. After days of playing down the fires raging across the Amazon, President Bolsonaro orders the military to step in. Bolsonaro came out in support of a small protest Sunday that defended military intervention, infringing his own ministry's recommendations to maintain social distancing and prompting fierce critics. [216], Bolsonaro is a member of the Catholic Church (while his wife and one of his sons are Evangelical Christians). The president, a conservative and ally of Trump’s, has repeatedly warned that developed countries have an interest in colonizing Brazil and exploiting its resource. [241], That same month, shortly before the first round of the Brazilian presidential elections, he said: "We are going to make a government for everybody. Even before the earthquake, Brazil had a "special relationship" with Haiti, as Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports. to a large crowd. [231] This lawsuit was dismissed by the Supreme Federal Court as Bolsonaro was inaugurated as president in 2019 and acquired immunity from prosecution. [40], In January 2018, Bolsonaro abandoned the Social Christian Party and switched to the Social Liberal Party (PSL). He also said: "We preserve more [rainforest] than anyone. But between 1964 and 1985, the military was in direct command of the state, imposing indirectly elected generals as president. He also said he would work to diminish the federal government's size and bureaucracy by enacting a wide variety of deregulation measures. Vittorio's parents immigrated to Brazil when he was ten, together with his siblings, Giovanna and Tranquillo. [169] Bolsonaro also said that the State of Palestine "is not a country, so there should be no embassy here", adding that "you don't negotiate with terrorists. [65] The speech was widely condemned by rivals, journalists and politicians. The 1964 Brazilian coup d'état (Portuguese: Golpe de estado no Brasil em 1964 or, more colloquially, golpe de 64) was a series of events in Brazil from March 31 to April 1 that led to the overthrow of President João Goulart by members of the Brazilian Armed Forces, supported by the United States government. [126] His stance towards China has also been interpreted by some as an attempt to curry favor from the Trump administration to garner concessions from the US. Last week, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said the country lacked the resources to fight the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest. [109] The president claimed that the coronavirus is no more deadly than the "common flu" and that his priority is the economic recovery of the nation rather than the health crisis. [119] His electorate is mainly formed by adults above the age of 34, the working middle to upper class (mainly in the southeast region of the country), conservatives in general, college graduates, some centrists and the Christian right. [256], "Bolsonaro" redirects here. In 1974, he went to the Academia Militar das Agulhas Negras (Brazil's main military academy), graduating in 1977, as an Artillery officer. Brazil's President Is Sending The Military To Fight The Amazon Fires As Protests Grow Worldwide. 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Chamber of Commerce gala dinner. Later he studied at the Army Physical Training School in Rio de Janeiro and served in the 21st Field Artillery Group and the 8th Paratrooper Field Artillery Group, from the Paratrooper Brigade, both in the same city. 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Bolsonaro finished in first place with 46% of the popular vote (49.2 million). The new president, General Gaspar Dutra, tried to control inflation. Facebook; Twitter; Share View more share options. From 1991 to 2018 he served in Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, representing the state of Rio de Janeiro. [33] Despite being reprimanded by his superiors, Bolsonaro received praise from fellow officers and wives of military men, becoming a household name for hardliners and right-wingers who were growing disenchanted with Brazil's new civilian democratic government.[34].