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Countdown for Brazil’s Labour minister: sixth cabinet loss on corruption allegations

Thursday, December 1st 2011 - 04:14 UTC
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Brazil’s Executive Committee on Public Ethics, on a unanimous decision adopted on Wednesday recommended President Dilma Rousseff the removal of Labour and Employment Minister Carlos Lupi. Read full article

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  • GeoffWard2

    'Stepping down' is one thing, but being punished by the courts is another.

    Brasilian officials are, in practice, immune from prosecution - and even more immune from jail-time punishment leading from prosecution.

    Why, oh why, does Brasil allow such people to fade from public view for a few days and then re-appear as a 'different' senior public figure ????

    There are people in high office who are serial transgressors (=criminals) who continue to spend their life - and earn their fortunes both above and below the table - in positions of the highest influence.

    Strengthen the arm of an independent, non-corrupt judiciary.
    Make the LAW work.
    Remove life-long serial appeals against judgements.
    INSIST ON the Ficha Limpa.

    Dec 01st, 2011 - 10:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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