Opinion: On Ministers and Minnows, a Smidgen

Opinion, by the Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The (now everyday) news about Lava-Jato arrests has begun to spill over into several political arenas. One of these is the appointment of new cabinet ministers, because the latest rumors are that upwards of seventy prominent politicians will eventually be charged as defendants in criminal cases brought before the STF.

Although they deny it, Dilma and her advisers are worried sick that, out of the 39 personages to be appointed Minister, several will be hauled before the STF. Most of Dilma’s key Ministers have come from the ranks of . . .

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