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  • Brazil's Acting President Names All-Male Cabinet

  • All 21 members of Brazil's new Cabinet named by acting President Michel Temer look just like him: white men

Brazil's acting President Michel Temer addresses the nation in Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, May 12, 2016, after the Senate voted to suspend President Dilma Rousseff pending an impeachment trial. In his first words to Brazilians as acting president, the former vice president promised to beef up the fight against corruption, and in particular said he will support the sweeping investigation into a mammoth kickback scheme at state oil company Petrobras. Temer himself has been implicated by witnesses in the probe, though he has not been charged. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana), photo: AP/Felipe Dana

13 of May 2016 07:52:34

All 21 members of Brazil's new Cabinet named by acting President Michel Temer look just like him: white men.Suspended President Dilma Rousseff began her second term last year with six women among her 39 Cabinet members. One of the women was the only black minister in the government.Like Temer, some of the new Cabinet members are scandal-tainted dealmakers in Brasilia's political scene. Three of his Cabinet members are implicated in the investigation into corruption t state-run oil giant Petrobras.Sen. Romero Juca will be one of Temer's main names in economy policy. Businessman Geddel Vieira Lima will work in political relations with Congress.



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