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Temer loses top minister to Petrobras scandal: recordings expose plans to obstruct investigation

Tuesday, May 24th 2016 - 05:34 UTC
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Brazil's Planning Minister Romero Juca said on Monday he will temporarily step down after a newspaper published recordings of him discussing plans to obstruct the country's biggest-ever corruption investigation, which includes him among its targets. Read full article


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  • Hepatia

    Its as I feared. The reason for the impeachment was to kill Lava Jato. Dilma was its only protector.

    Now we have a situation where it is the Mob who is in charge:

    May 25th, 2016 - 02:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    Whichever way one looks at it; “The Investigation” will turn out to be a farce - a joke!

    May 25th, 2016 - 03:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    ”Brazil’s interim government is orchestrating a stunning transfer of power to the country’s elites. by Sabrina Fernandes
    The Temer Agenda
    The new minister of agriculture, Blairo Maggi, is directly responsible for rainforest deforestation and the denial of indigenous rights. Maggi is probably the only choice worse than Kátia Abreu, who held the post under Rousseff and represented the agribusiness association.
    His minister of justice is Alexandre de Moraes. As secretary of public security in the state of São Paulo, Moraes encouraged police violence against high-school students protesting school closures.
    Meanwhile, the new health minister, Ricardo Barros, has taken as his mission the dismantlement of Brazil’s universal health care program (SUS) and the empowerment of private health care providers. He insists that universal right to health care as established in the 1988 Brazilian constitution is un-deliverable.
    The federal police and Judge Sérgio Moro’s Lava Jato investigation has stalled, and Supreme Court Justice Gilmar Mendes has shelved every complaint against Aécio Neves, the PSDB politician who ran against Rousseff in 2014 and is accused of taking bribes from the state-owned electricity company, Furnas.”

    May 27th, 2016 - 06:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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