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|Minister of Defence of Brazil|
March 31, 2006 – July 25, 2007
|Preceded by||José Alencar|
|Succeeded by||Nelson Jobim|
October 21, 1926 |
Francisco Waldir Pires de Souza (born October 21, 1926) is a politician of Brazil. He is the former Minister of Defence for President Luis Ignácio "Lula" da Silva, fired due to gross incompetence and inaction during Brazil's aviation crisis of 2006-2007. At the time of the crisis, he was accused by some[who?] in Brazil of nearing senility. He was replaced by Former Supreme Court President Nelson Jobim.
|Minister of Defence of Brazil
- List of Historical Brazilian Minister of Defence from the official Defence Ministry Website (in Portuguese)
- Brazil's defence minister fired, BBC News, 25 July 2007.
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