What's going on: Brazil has the "highest [COVID-19] death anywhere in the world," with roughly 100 deaths every hour, and far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is facing mounting criticism of his decidedly negligent response to the global pandemic.
Worth noting: Brazil ended 21 years of military rule in 1985, the BBC reminds us. CNN reports Tuesday's "military departures have been particularly scrutinized because Bolsonaro, a former captain, has made much of his ties to the armed forces, filling his cabinet with generals and even celebrating the military dictatorship that once ruled the country."
BTW: The three generals penned a letter of warning after their resignations, writing that Brazil's armed forces are "institutions of the state, permanent and necessarily separate from party politics." A bit more to all that at the Journal, here.
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