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Third Cabinet Member Resigns in Brazil in Less Than a Month

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With a little more than a month to go before the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s Tourism Minister resigned on Thursday, after being linked to the mega-corruption Lava Jato (Carwash) scandal. Henrique Eduardo Alves was named by former president of Transpetro Sérgio Machado in his plea bargaining agreement with investigators looking into the money laundering and bribery scheme.

In his resignation letter to interim president, Michel Temer, Mr. Alves said although he was certain his name would be cleared from any wrongdoing he was . . .

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