Brazil’s Bolsonaro says he may nominate son as US ambassador

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Eduardo is the third child of the president, who has four sons and a daughter from three marriages, and has already advised his father on foreign affairs.

Bolsonaro said at a news conference Thursday that nominating his son is, in his words, "something on my radar".

Both the president and his son have a pro-US stance, breaking with Brazil's traditionally more cautious position, and Eduardo is openly pro-Israeli, whereas in the past Brazil has been careful not to offend Arab nations.

The president revealed that he was considering nominating his son, a congressman representing Rio de Janeiro, for the post on Thursday.

Jair Bolsonaro's son, Eduardo, will have to resign his seat in Brazil's Congress and get senate approval if he is picked to be ambassador to the United States. Earlier on Friday, he met with Foreign Minister Eduardo Araujo and said the minister supports his nomination.

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And they said whatever decision you take kindly keep us informed in the remaining portion of the day. The apex court also asked whether the Speaker had the power to challenge its order.

The appointment would need to be approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee before being passed to the full upper house for confirmation.

Eduardo Bolsonaro has been dubbed Brazil's "shadow foreign minister" at the Brazilian foreign ministry because of the strong influence he has on his father's foreign policy ideas, BBC Americas editor Candace Piette reports.

Touting his credentials to be Brazil's ambassador to Washington, President Jair Bolsonaro's son Eduardo on Friday cited his experience of flipping hamburgers in the United States as a relevant skill.

The far-right Brazilian president, who said his campaign previous year was inspired by US President Donald Trump, has made friendly overtures to the American leader and made similar use of family members as official advisers.

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon named the younger Bolsonaro the Latin American leader of his right-wing nationalist organisation, "The Movement".

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