June 01, 2016
Brazil’s Anti-Corruption Minister Resigns From Impossible Job
Brazil’s Anti-Corruption Minister Fabiano Silveira resigned over a corruption scandal, of course. Silveira stepped down on Monday after leaked recordings suggested he tried to curb a corruption investigation. He is the second minister to resign from Interim President Michel Temer’s cabinet. Last week, Planning Minister Romero Jucá stepped down after a recording from the same leaked tapes suggested he too plotted to cover up a corruption scandal. Both of these ministers were appointed by President Temer – who is also being investigated for corruption – after he replaced President Dilma Rousseff during her impeachment trial.
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