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Brazil President Bolsonaro defends U.S. ambassador nomination for son

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Brazil President Bolsonaro defends U.S. ambassador nomination for son
FILE PHOTO: Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, arrives for the showing of a documentary on the government of Jair Bolsonaro in Washington, U.S., March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts   -   Copyright  Joshua Roberts(Reuters)
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday dismissed criticism of his comments last week floating his son Eduardo’s appointment as U.S. ambassador saying that as president sometimes he needs to make decisions that “don’t please everyone.”

“If he’s being criticized this much, it’s a sign he’s the right person,” said Bolsonaro in a speech during a congressional ceremony. Eduardo Bolsonaro is a federal congressman and has been advising his father on foreign affairs.

(Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu; Writing by Carolina Mandl; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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