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Tag: Cristiane Brasil

  • Wednesday, February 7th 2018 - 09:35 UTC

    Another Temer minister appointment on the cliff

    Cristiane Brasil, the government’s would-be labor minister, has twice had her appointment blocked by courts over her conviction for violating labor laws.

    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.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 10:03 UTC

    Brazilian politics at its best: nepotism and a sentenced rapist to Congress

    The future minister Cristiane Brasil, was ordered to pay a labor debt to a driver who provided services to her family for three years.

    Brazilian president Michel Temer's latest cabinet reshuffle has not been very encouraging or in accordance with his survival abilities so far. In effect the candidate named as future minister of Labor had to reach a debt payment deal with a driver that provided services to the family, and the politician who will be replacing her in Congress was sentenced for raping minors.

  • Thursday, January 4th 2018 - 09:34 UTC

    Brazilian Industry minister steps down; he's expected to run for Congress

    In his resignation letter Marcos Pereira cited “personal and party” reasons for leaving the job and thanked President Michel Temer for the posting.

    Brazilian Industry Minister Marcos Pereira resigned on Wednesday, becoming the third cabinet minister to quit in a month.