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Brazil motion could block president's son as ambassador

AP  |  Rio De Janeiro 

Federal prosecutors in Brazil have filed a motion that can block President Jair Bolsonaro's son from becoming ambassador to Washington.

The prosecutor's office in the capital is asking a regional federal court to specify that ambassadors must have diplomatic experience.

The motion filed on Monday comes in response to complaints about plans to name 35-year-old congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro as ambassador to the US.

The US government has signed off on the appointment but it has not yet been approved by the Senate.

The younger Bolasonaro has no diplomatic experience, but recently defended his qualifications on TV Globo by noting he'd worked as fast-food restaurants in the US several years ago.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, August 13 2019. 01:50 IST
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