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Brazil Interim Government Loses Second Minister over Audio Leaks

By: Sabrina Martín - @SabrinaMartinR - May 31, 2016, 4:38 pm
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The minister presented his resignation in a letter stating that leaving is the best decision. (Makemefeed)

EspañolBrazil’s Minister of Transparency resigned after it was revealed on an audio recording that he had criticized the Petrobas corruption investigations, for which he was also advising a politician being investigated in the same case.

Fabiano Silveira is the second member of Michel Temer’s interim administration to leaves office in just its 18 days of existence, due to the diffusion of recorded conversations about bribery and the state oil company Petrobas.

In a recording broadcast by TV Globo on Sunday, Silveira can be heard giving legal advise to the President of the Brazilian Senate, who is under investigation in connection with Petrobras’ corruption network.

The official submitted his resignation in a letter, saying that nothing “has affected his behavior.”

Earlier, the ministry employees prevented Silveira from entering the building and staged a protest that covered the front door of the building and his office.

Interim President Michel Temer has not yet announced Silveira’s replacement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The footage also shows the minister criticizing the investigation that has implicated some of the most important politicians and businessmen in the country.

Last week, the then-Head of the Ministry of Planning Romero Juca also resigned after an audio was leaked, in which he suggested that a Rousseff impeachment would distract from the investigation into the corruption scandals in the state oil company.

Source: Voa Noticias.

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Sabrina Martín is a Venezuelan journalist, commentator, and editor based in Valencia with experience in corporate communication. Follow @SabrinaMartinR.