Brazil’s Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo to resign after pressure from top lawmakers over the country’s failed strategy to contain the pandemic.Brazil foreign minister resigns amid vaccine shortage row:
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro lost two ministers when his combative Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo stepped down over struggles to get #coronavirus vaccines, sources say, and Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva unexpectedly quits.
Earlier this month, Bolsonaro replaced Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello who was blamed for a slow vaccine program.
Luís Fernando Serra, Brazil’s ambassador to France, Senator Fernando Collor de Mello and Flávio Rocha, a retired admiral who advises Bolsonaro, are all in the running to replace Araujo, sources said.
Araujo’s exit was first reported by Brazilian newspaper O Globo. The source who confirmed it requested anonymity as the information is not yet public.