The president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, dismissed the current commander of the Army, Júlio César de Arruda, reported this Saturday GloboNews.
The leftist president appointed the military commander of the southeast, General Tomás Miguel Ribeiro Paiva, as his replacement.
The change of command occurs in the midst of a crisis in the relations of the military with the new government after the attacks that occurred on January 8 against the headquarters of the executive, judicial and legislative powers in Brasilia.
On January 8, several thousand supporters of Bolsonaro they broke into congressthe presidential palace of the Planalto and the Federal Supreme Court demanding to revoke the result of the October elections in which Lula prevailed by a narrow margin.
“There were a lot of people who were complicit in this among the military police. There were a lot of people from the armed forces who were complicit,” Lula said last Tuesday to journalists. “I am convinced that the gate of the palace was opened to let these people in, because I did not see that the gate was broken.”