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Brazil’s New Foreign Minister Took Bribes: Ex-Odebrecht Boss

  • New Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes smiles to former Foreign Minister Jose Serra during the inauguration ceremony of the Ministers.
New Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes smiles to former Foreign Minister Jose Serra during the inauguration ceremony of the Ministers. | Photo: Reuters

Aloysio Nunes, who was named Brazilian foreign minister Thursday, has become the latest member of senate-imposed President Michel Temer’s cabinet to be implicated in corruption, after the former head of Odebrecht accused him of received hundreds of thousands of dollar in bribes.

Carlos Armando Paschoal, ex-director of the Odebrecht, said that Nunes had received up to US$500,000 from the construction company when he was elected senator.

The transfer, Paschoal had told prosecutors, took place in 2010 when Nunes won the senate elections in Sao Paulo receiving more than 11 million votes, about 30 percent of the total vote.

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