RIO DE JANEIRO — Federal prosecutors in Brazil have filed a motion that could block President Jair Bolsonaro’s son from becoming ambassador to Washington.
The prosecutor’s office in the capital is asking a regional federal court to specify that ambassadors must have diplomatic experience.
The motion filed Monday comes in response to complaints about plans to name 35-year-old congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro as ambassador to the U.S.
The U.S. government has signed off on the appointment but it has not yet been approved by the Senate.
The younger Bolasonaro has no diplomatic experience, but recently defended his qualifications on TV Globo by noting he’d worked as fast-food restaurants in the U.S. several years ago.