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U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin the XV Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas, in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, July 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Pentagon chief confident Brazil military will respect October election

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is confident Brazil’s military will not interfere with the results of the South American nation’s upcoming presidential election. During a press conference in Brasilia on Wednesday, the US official said Brazil’s armed forces are focused on providing security to ensure a safe and transparent election this October.