20 Sep 2011

Agriculture Minister Resigns After Corruption Accusations

Brazilian Agriculture Minister Wagner Rossi (pictured here) resigned today as a result of allegations of corruption within the Ministry. This is the fourth resignation by a top official in Rousseff’s eight-month-old government.

The corruption scandal involving the Ministry had already led to the resignation of executive secretary Milton Ortolan on August 6th, after reports in Veja magazine about evidence of kickbacks and embezzlement in the ministry.

For the full story on bloomberg.com, please click here. The picture of Mr. Rossi shown above is from the Brazilian Government’s website.