Brazil’s Institutional Security Cabinet (GSI) is responsible for keeping the President safe and counseling him on military issues. And also for making an occasional gaffe. This time, General Sérgio Etchegoyen, head of the GSI, might have blown the cover of the CIA chief in Brazil.
On June 9, Etchegoyen had a meeting with Duyane Norman. His public schedule listed Norman as:
CIA chief in Brazil
Brazilian local Press first revealed the indiscretion. The U.S. Embassy, in true CIA style, said only: “Following our policy, we cannot confirm or deny [the report].”
According to Folha de S.Paulo, Norman has ties with the U.S. State Department. He has studied art and Latin American subjects at Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee.
The GSI justified the gaffe, by stating that all Cabinet members’ schedules follow the guidelines of Brazil’s 2012 Free Information Act. “We must register the names and positions of all attendees in accordance with the principles of
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