Brazil’s anti-cor­rup­tion min­is­ter quits

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL -

BRASILIA—Brazil’s Trans­parency Min­is­ter Fabi­ano Sil­veira re­signed on Mon­day af­ter leaked record­ings sug­gested he tried to de­rail a sprawl­ing cor­rup­tion probe, the lat­est cab­i­net casualty im­pact­ing in­terim Pres­i­dent Michel Te­mer’s ad­min­is­tra­tion. Sil­veira, the man Te­mer tasked with fight­ing cor­rup­tion since he took of­fice on May 12, an­nounced his plans to step down in a let­ter, ac­cord­ing to the pres­i­den­tial palace’s me­dia of­fice. No re­place­ment for Sil­veira has yet been named.

Sil­veira and Se­nate Pres­i­dent Re­nan Cal­heiros be­came the lat­est of­fi­cials en­snared by leaked record­ings se­cretly made by a for­mer oil in­dus­try ex­ec­u­tive as part of a plea bargain.— Reuters

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