Dilma’s Seventh Minister Bows Out

Brazil’s now former Cities Minister Mário Negromonte

I’m sure Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is wondering what she’s done to deserve her cabinet.

Cities Minister Mário Negromonte brings to seven the number of ministers to have resigned since she took office in January 2011, all but one has left shrowded in accusations of taking bribes or being otherwise corrupt, including showing favouritism in the bidding process for public work contracts to a company loyal to their personal or political needs.

They are:

All of the ministers have denied the allegations.

Defence Minister Nelson Jobim also resigned after remarks he made about his colleagues, rather than over accusations of corruption.

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