Cabinet Ministers Resign in Brazil Ahead of Second Term

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – At least ten of Brazil’s 39 cabinet members resigned on Tuesday, including the country’s Chief of Staff, Aloisio Mercadante, and Justice Minister, Jose Eduardo Cardozo. According to Mercadante the move is an attempt to give President Dilma Rousseff total freedom to renew her entire cabinet for her second term.

“It is a way to demonstrate publicly show the spirit of the (Presidential) campaign which preached ‘new team . . .

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