Temer loses second minister to leaked taped conversation


The new government of interim President Michel Temer suffered a further setback yesterday when a second minister resigned his portfolio after a secret recording of him, apparently interfering in a corruption investigation, was leaked. The minister, Fabiano Silveira, the Minister of Oversight, Transparency and Control, responsible for anti-corruption measures has been in office for less than three weeks.

Minister of Planning, Development and Management, Romero Jucá, was forced to resign last week after another secret tape of him discussing corruption investigations was leaked.

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