After a major change of ministers in the Brazilian cabinet, which includes six areas related to defense and security, they will be staffed by professionals from the sector with extensive curricula in their respective fields. General Walter Souza Braga Netto, Brazil’s new Defense Minister, was appointed Chief of Staff of the Western Military Command in 2009. In 2011 he was appointed Military Attaché to the Army at the Brazilian Embassy in the United States, which is also accredited for Canada.
He was promoted to Division General on March 31, 2013 and was appointed General Coordinator of the Special Advisor for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August 2016. On November 25, 2015, he took command of the 1st Military Region., Position he held from November 24, 2015 to July 27, 2016.
On July 31, 2016, he was promoted to General of the Army and appointed Military Commander of the East, a position he held from September 23, 2016 to April 26, 2019. On February 16, 2018, he was appointed by former President Michel Temer as an intervener to the Federal Secretary for Security in Rio de Janeiro, a position he held until the end of the year and from which he was released on March 28, 2019. From April 28, 2019 to February 13, he was Chief of Staff of the Army 2020. He was transferred to reserve in February 2020 when he was appointed Chief of Staff of the Presidency of the Republic by President Jair Bolsonaro.
Anderson Torres, for his part, is a federal police delegate (commissioner) with experience in police science, criminal investigation and strategic intelligence. Between 2003 and 2005 he coordinated the main investigations into the fight against organized crime in the Federal Police Superintendenz in Roraima. Between 2007 and 2008 he coordinated all intelligence activities of the Federal Police to suppress criminal organizations involved in international drug trafficking and money laundering. He was responsible for managing the technical and logistical part of the Directorate for Combating Organized Crime of the Federal Police and their regional colleagues between 2008 and 2011.
Until 2011 he also took part in international investigations together with police attachés from other countries based in Brazil, who campaigned for the fight against large criminal organizations. A short time later, in addition to the commission for financial supervision and control, he devoted himself to the coordination of parliamentary activities in the Chamber of Deputies, which were directed to the commissions for public security and the fight against organized crime. Anderson Torres also took part in the work of two joint parliamentary commissions of inquiry in the National Congress before serving as Secretary of Public Security in Brasilia.
Torres will be responsible for organs such as:
-The Federal Police;
– National Secretary of the Consumer;
-National Correctional Department;
-National Security Forces;
-Ndio National Foundation;
-Director for Economic Defense (Cade, Antitrust Court);
The new Minister of the Civil House, Head of Cabinet, is General Luiz Eduardo Ramos, former commander of MINUSTAH (UN Mission in Haiti) and former military commander for the Southeast, who was Secretary General of the Government until yesterday, while he will be Secretary of the Government of the former Deputy Flavia Arruda will be occupied, and the Chancellor will be in charge of the President of the ceremony and minutes of the Presidency, Carlos Alberto Franco Frana, while former boss Ernesto Arajo has been publicly confronted with Chinese interests (especially communication and defense) , Bolivarians and the left wing of the US Democratic Party – will occupy a strategic embassy. (Javier Bonilla)
Photo: General Braga Netto, Brazil’s new defense minister.
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