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Armed Forces intervention foreseen in Brazilian Constitution and can be used – General Heleno

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "There are currently no motives for Armed Forces intervention in Brazil, but this possibility is foreseen in the Constitution and can be used."

The statement came yesterday (16) from General Augusto Heleno, Minister of the Institutional Security Cabinet (GSI), in a radio interview, when referring to Article 142 of the Constitution that deals with Armed Forces intervention in the country to safeguard constitutional powers.

Heleno also advocated a center politics, with no radicalism and balanced. "Brazil needs a center politics, it can be neither radical left nor radical right, it is important for this power balance . . .

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