08 December 2011

BRASIL : Cabinet Member Pimentel Scrutinized Over Corruption.


     Trade and Industry Minister Fernando Pimentel is being pressured to explain his sudden personal wealth... earning over $1mn in consultant's fees.
    Six members of President Dilma Rousseff's cabinet have resigned since January...most of them holdovers from President Lula's tenure.
    But Pimentel was appointed by Dilma and is a member of her party.
    Rousseff herself is currently riding a wave of 71% approval.