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On June 10, the U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Todd C. Chapman announced that he informed President Biden of his decision “to retire from government service after a 30-year career with the Department of State.” Excerpt:
“Following careful consideration, my wife Janetta and I are convinced that this is the right time, for several positive personal reasons, to move to Denver, Colorado – to live closer to our two sons and daughter-in-law and pursue new professional opportunities and longstanding personal interests about which we are genuinely excited.
In my letter to President Biden, I wished him God’s blessings of wisdom and strength as he leads the American people. May the strong friendship between the American and Brazilian people continue to flourish in the years ahead, a task to which I will remain devoted for the rest of my life.”
Ambassador Chapman was nominated by President Trump on October 30, 2019. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 20, 2020 and arrived in Brazil on March 29, 2020. Ambassador Chapman previously served as President Obama’s Ambassador to Ecuador from 2016 – 2019.
U.S. ambassador to Brazil Todd Chapman, who was appointed by Trump and positioned himself as an ally of the Bolsonaro government, is retiring from the post six months into the Biden presidency. https://t.co/mgiwU1wMh9
— Travis Waldron (@Travis_Waldron) June 10, 2021
Appointed by then-President Donald Trump, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Todd Chapman quickly got cozy with President Jair Bolsonaro — too close, some thought. Now he's leaving the post. https://t.co/Pb2jGX338s
— Des Moines Register (@DMRegister) June 25, 2021
Trump-appointed U.S. ambassador to Brazil retires https://t.co/HgtCaJdx7o
— Earl Anthony Wayne (@EAnthonyWayne) June 11, 2021
*On Saturday, Bolsonaro attended a luncheon hosted by the American ambassador in Brazil to celebrate the July 4 holiday.
*In photo, he’s sitting next to US Amb. Todd Chapman.
*No masks. https://t.co/7pod0MBsmY pic.twitter.com/uUDt6WESzu
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) July 7, 2020
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