Brazilian General Invited to Lead the Largest UN Peacekeeping Mission

By Geraldine Cook
May 09, 2013

General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz, who joined the reserve in December of 2012, will now return to the Army at age 60. After 44 years of dedication to the Land Forces, which included a period of time as Force Commander of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), General Santos Cruz will lead close to 20,000 soldiers from 20 countries in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). The African country has 70 million inhabitants and is currently suffering a civil war.