Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva yesterday fired Defense Minister Waldir Pires, who oversaw the country's military-operated ATC system, while extensive flight delays and cancellations showed no signs of abating as the nation attempted to recover from last week's fatal TAM A320 crash. Former Supreme Court President Nelson Jobim was named the new defense chief and will be charged with bringing some semblance of normalcy back to Brazil's air traffic system, which has been beset by ...

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