Corrupt Brazilian ‘anti-corruption’ minister Silveira resigns

This video says about itself:

31 May 2016

Brazilian Transparency Minister Fabiano Silveira was prevented from entering the Transparency Portal offices by a group of protesters in Brasilia, Monday, prior to his resignation over his entanglement in the ongoing corruption probe which is now plaguing the current interim government.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Brazilian anti-corruption minister resigns because of corruption

Today, 05:19

The Brazilian Minister of Transparency Fabiano Silveira has submitted his resignation to interim president Michel Temer. He did so after incriminating recordings of him had been were leaked.

In the secretly recorded conversation between Silveira and another politician, Silveira gives advice on how others can best survive the corruption scandal involving the state oil company Petrobras.

Second minister

The recordings were made by a former employee of the state oil company, in exchange for a reduced sentence. Silveira was responsible for the fight against corruption in Brazil. He was not a minister yet when the recordings were made.

Silveira became a minister after the suspension of President Rousseff earlier this month. He is the second minister to resign within a week. Last week, Minister Romero Juca of Planning left after allegations that he attempted to thwart the corruption investigation.


Juca would have presented a new budget next month … . He was one of the confidants of Michel Temer, who leads the country pending the impeachment of President Rousseff.

10 thoughts on “Corrupt Brazilian ‘anti-corruption’ minister Silveira resigns

  1. Tuesday 31st May 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

    SUSPENDED Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said on Sunday that the legislative coup by her erstwhile allies was merely a plot to thwart corruption allegations against them.

    In an interview with Folha de Sao Paulo she seized upon leaked tapes of interim government figures plotting to stymie the Operation Car Wash probes into the scandal at state oil firm Petrobras published in the same newspaper last week.

    “The dialogues show that the real cause for my impeachment was an attempt to obstruct the Car Wash operation,” she said.

    Ms Rousseff was suspended for six months by Brazil’s congress earlier this month over claims that her Workers’ Party government had secretly borrowed to increase public spending in the year before the 2014 elections.

    The campaign against her was led by interim president Michel Temer’s party colleague and congress speaker Eduardo Cunha, one of the many politicians accused in the scandal.

    Ms Rousseff said: “Cunha not only commands, he is the Temer government.”


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