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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 04:35 PM

Trump-appointed US ambassador to Brazil resigns

Issued on: 10/06/2021 - 21:20
Modified: 10/06/2021 - 21:18

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and US Ambassador to Brazil Todd Chapman at an US
independence day celebration in Brasilia in 2020
Isac NOBREGA Brazilian Presidency/AFP/File
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Brasília (AFP)

The American ambassador to Brazil, Todd Chapman, a Donald Trump appointee seen as close to far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, said Thursday he had resigned in a letter to current US President Joe Biden.

"It was with mixed emotions that I wrote yesterday to President Biden to inform him of my decision to retire from government service after a 30-year career with the Department of State," Chapman said in a statement.

Chapman, 59, said he planned to move to Denver, Colorado to be near his family and "pursue new professional opportunities."

In the post since March 2020, Chapman broadcast US affinity with Bolsonaro's government on arrival, saying he was proud to shepherd "this alliance that our presidents have spoken so much about."


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