Brazil’s Bolsonaro fires Minister Bento Albuquerque over high diesel prices

The president was dissatisfied with the Minister of Mines and Energy because of Petrobras; the post is taken over by Adolfo Sachsida, who is replaced by Paulo Guedes.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After challenging the Brazilian president with another diesel price hike, the bosses of state-owned Petrobras are now getting a short leash.

President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) has dismissed the Minister of Mines and Energy, Admiral Bento Albuquerque. The new minister is economist Adolfo Sachsida, 49, head of the Special Advisory Office for Strategic Affairs of the Ministry of Economy and a candidate of Paulo Guedes.

The move was published in Wednesday's (11) edition of Diário Oficial da União. Here is the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?