The News
The News
Sunday 20 of September 2020

Brazil's Acting President Names All-Male Cabinet


Brazil's acting President Michel Temer addresses the nation in Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, May 12, 2016,photo: AP/Felipe Dana
Brazil's acting President Michel Temer addresses the nation in Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, May 12, 2016,photo: AP/Felipe Dana
All 21 members of Brazil's new Cabinet named by acting President Michel Temer look just like him: white men

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.