Brazil’s Foreign Minister Patriota Resigns

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Minister of Foreign Relations, Antonio Patriota, resigned last Monday, August 26th following the fallout over a Brazilian diplomat's decision to help a Bolivian politician who had been found guilty of corruption in that country escape to Brazil. The Bolivian Senator Roger Pinto Molina was granted asylum at the Brazilian embassy in May 2012, where he had remained since.

In June 2012, Molina was condemned to one year in prison for corruption charges, which resulted in a US$1.7 million loss for the Bolivian government. That . . .

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