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Under Bolsonaro, Army dominates leading positions in defense ministry

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Bolsonaro administration has altered the Ministry of Defense's composition, favoring the Army in high-ranking positions to the detriment of the Navy and Air Force.

For the first time in history there is an imbalance at the top of the portfolio's triple structure, which last week completed 22 years. There are no longer any admirals or brigadiers in the main posts.

At stake is influence on the allocation of funds for the military, which this year totaled R$103 (US$20) billion, according to current data from the Federal Budget Panel. With the . . .

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