Brazil’s Public Prosecutor asks Supreme Court to investigate Minister of Environment

A few days ago, the Federal Police launched operation "Akuanduba", which investigates whether the Minister of the Environment and other authorities facilitated the illegal export of timber to the United States and Europe.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, May 31, the Brazilian Public Prosecutor's Office asked the Federal Supreme Court (STF) to investigate the Minister of Environment, Ricardo Salles, for alleged interference in the investigations and audits of environmental crimes in the Amazon.

The request, signed by the deputy prosecutor general, Humberto Jacques de Medeiros, was based on a complaint filed in mid-April by the then superintendent of the Federal Police in the state of Amazonas, Alexandre Saraiva, in which he pointed out "irregularities" in the conduct of the minister and other officials of the portfolio.

Saraiva said that Salles . . .

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