Eduardo Bolsonaro

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Eduardo Bolsonaro is a conservative Brazilian politician. He is the son of Brazilian President and fellow conservative Jair Bolsonaro.

Bolsonaro, like his father, strongly opposes socialism[1] and also opposes Venezuela's Maduro regime.[2] He has called for Brazil to build nuclear weapons to protect its national security.[3] In March 2019, he joined The Movement, an organization founded by Steve Bannon.[4] In October 2019, Bolsonaro became the Social Liberal Party's whip in Brazil's lower house.[5] He also served as the chair of the house's foreign affairs committee.[6]

In 2019, Bolsonaro's father nominated him to serve as Brazil's ambassador to the United States, but Eduardo withdrew his nomination after facing opposition from the more liberal Brazilian Senate.[7]

References

  1. Jekielek, Jan; Gregory, Stephen (March 19, 2019). Exclusive: Purging Brazil of Socialism, an Ongoing Battle—Eduardo Bolsonaro. The Epoch Times. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  2. Williams, Thomas D. (March 23, 2019). Eduardo Bolsonaro: Force Will Be Needed in Venezuela Because ‘Maduro Is a Criminal’. Breitbart News. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  3. Kew, Ben (May 16, 2019). Eduardo Bolsonaro: Brazil Should Consider Building Nuclear Weapons ‘One Day’. Breitbart News. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  4. Son of Brazil’s President Bolsonaro joins Steve Bannon’s nationalist group. The Times of Israel. February 2, 2019. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  5. Brazil's Eduardo Bolsonaro takes over as PSL lower house whip. Reuters. October 21, 2019. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  6. Son of Brazil's Bolsonaro suspended from PSL party. Reuters. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  7. Son of Brazil's president gives up bid for ambassador in Washington. Reuters. October 23, 2019. Retrieved October 23, 2019.