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Another Temer minister appointment on the cliff

Wednesday, February 7th 2018 - 09:35 UTC
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With Brazil’s unpopular government battling to hold together a congressional coalition, President Michel Temer has been unlucky with his pick of cabinet ministers. Seven quit or were fired in his first year in office, four of them following allegations of wrongdoing. Among them, Geddel Vieira Lima, who was eventually arrested after police identified his fingerprints in an apartment filled with US$16 million in cash. Read full article

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  • DemonTree

    “President Michel Temer has been unlucky with his pick of cabinet ministers.”

    Unlucky. Yeah, right. I suppose it isn't all his fault though, he needs support and the most influential politicians are also the biggest crooks. Better hope whoever wins the next election has a large party and doesn't need to buy too many coalition partners.

    Feb 07th, 2018 - 04:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    @DT

    You stole my comment! I was going to say same about Temer's “lack of luck.”

    Temer's Carnival continues...although we can be reassured 'cause Jack tells us this is nothing compared to the terrible things “corrupt” Lula da Silva did as president.

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 02:48 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    Jack is willing to put up with Temer's corruption as long as Temer keeps pushing policies that Jack supports. I suspect many of Lula's supporters feel the same way, though no doubt some really believe he's innocent.

    What would be interesting is to compare how many of Lula and Dilma's ex-ministers have credible evidence against them, vs Temer's picks. But it's too much effort for me, I'm afraid.

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 09:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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