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Brazil defence minister resigns

Brasília - Fernando Azevedo e Silva announced his resignation in the latest shake-up for President Jair Bolsonaro's administration.



By AFP

Published: Mon 29 Mar 2021, 11:33 PM

Last updated: Mon 29 Mar 2021, 11:38 PM

Brazilian Defence Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva announced his resignation Monday, in the latest shake-up for far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's administration, fresh off the exit of the foreign and health ministers.

"I leave with this certainty: mission accomplished," Azevedo e Silva said in a brief statement, hours after Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo submitted his resignation amid controversy over the government's problems securing more Covid-19 vaccines.

Araujo offered his resignation amid a row over the top diplomat's spats with China and problems securing more Covid-19 vaccines.

Brazilian Defence Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva. Photo: AFP
Brazilian Defence Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva. Photo: AFP

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