Brazil’s new president Dilma Rousseff just lost her second minister in a month to corruption charges.
Transportation minister Alfredo Nascimento resigned after allegations of a kickback scheme surfaced over the weekend, according to France 24.
Nascimento initially suspended four senior aides and then all tenders under ministerial control. His own resignation came hours after O Globo reported that he helped his son’s company, Forma Construções, increase capital by 86,000% in two years. On resigning he ordered a probe into further corruption at his ministry.
Rousseff government has been in turmoil since Chief of Staff Antonio Palocci resigned in June over allegations of influence-peddling.
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