Bolsonaro Decides to Fire Petrobras President
The president of Petrobras, General Joaquim Silva e Luna, learned this Monday (28) that he will be replaced by Adriano Pires. confirmed the information with allies of the military and auxiliaries from the Planalto Palace and the Ministry of Mines and Energy. Earlier in the evening, Palacio do Planalto confirmed the change and announced the composition of the new board. The military officers resignation comes after a series of frictions with President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) due to the mega-increase in fuel prices promoted by the company. Adriano Pires, current director of the Brazilian Infrastructure Center (CBIE) was appointed to take his place. His name, however, did not go down well in the government, especially among the high-ranking military linked to the Minister of Mines and Energy, Bento Albuquerque, who worked to keep Silva and Luna in office.