Daily News May 24, 2016

New Brazilian government faces first big scandal Eleven days after interim President Michel Temer (above)  took office in Brazil, his government is facing its first big scandal. Local newspaper Folha de S. Paulo published on Monday a recording of a phone call by Planning Minister Romero Jucá made in March, where he suggests that Dilma Rousseff’s suspension would help stop the country’s corruption probe into Petrobras. His statements called into question the new government’s pledge to root out corruption. In the call, Jucá was speaking with Sergio Machado, former president of Transpetro, a subsidiary of Petrobras. Both Jucá and Machado are under investigation in the corruption probe known as Operation Car Wash. Source: El País, Bloomberg. Photo: PMDB Nacional/Flickr Local […]

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