Brazil tourism minister resigns over graft scandal

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-36556214

Brazilian Tourism Minister Henrique Alves has resigned, after being linked to a corruption scandal.

He is the third minister to leave interim President Michel Temer’s government.

All are implicated in a major corruption scandal at the state oil company Petrobras.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court released testimony by an ex-executive implicating 20 politicians including Mr Temer. He denies the allegations.

In a television broadcast, Mr Temer dismissed the testimony as frivolous lies.

The allegations come from Sergio Machado, the former chief executive of Petrobras subsidiary Transpetro.

Mr Machado is himself under investigation and has made a plea bargain with prosecutors.

He said that both Mr Temer and Mr Alves asked him for money for electoral campaigning and knew it would come from an illegal kickbacks scheme that diverted billions of dollars from the national oil company.

Mr Alves also denied the accusations against him and said on social media that contributions to his campaigns had been made through official channels and declared to election authorities.

Henrique Alves, a member of Mr Temer’s PMDB party, joins former transparency minister Fabiano Silveira and former planning minister Romero Juca, who both resigned over leaked phone recordings linked to the Petrobras scandal.

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“On Wednesday, the Supreme Court released testimony by an ex-executive implicating 20 politicians including Mr Temer. He denies the allegations.”

temer hanging on by his fingernails..

“Henrique Alves, a member of Mr Temer’s PMDB party, joins former transparency minister Fabiano Silveira and former planning minister Romero Juca, who both resigned over leaked phone recordings linked to the Petrobras scandal.z”

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~ by seeker401 on June 20, 2016.

11 Responses to “Brazil tourism minister resigns over graft scandal”

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  5. Brazil: Troubled Congress speaker Eduardo Cunha resigns

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-36741532

    The controversial Brazilian politician who led the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff, Eduardo Cunha, has resigned from his post as speaker of the lower house of Congress.
    In a tearful news conference, Mr Cunha said he was paying a high price for starting the process.
    He was suspended from his post shortly after Congress voted to open an impeachment trial against Ms Rousseff.
    He has been accused of taking bribes from the state oil company Petrobras.
    Prosecutors say he diverted millions of dollars to his personal accounts in Switzerland.
    He denied holding any bank account abroad and is now facing the prospect of being expelled from the Chamber of Deputies for lying to Congress.

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