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The Latest on Corruption

Brazil’s Labor Minister, Carlos Lupi, resigned last Sunday.  He is the seventh minister to resign since President Rousseff took office in January. Six have left due to alleged corruption.  The others to resign have been her Chief of Staff and the Ministers of Tourism, Transport, Defense, and Agriculture,.

It should be noted that most had been members of the previous government of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Mr. Lupi  “was being investigated after a Brazilian news magazine Veja reported in November that Mr Lupi and some of his aides had allegedly demanded kickbacks from charities and non-governmental organisations in exchange for funding from the ministry.”

BBC’s article is available here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-16026561


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