By Anna Fitzpatrick, Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - President Rousseff’s continued stance against corruption in the government claimed its fifth casualty yesterday - the Minister for Tourism Pedro Novais. Problems started for the Novais after it was revealed by the Brazilian Press that he was using public funds to finance private matters: hiring a private driver for his wife and paying for a housekeeper for his personal residence.

His position in office became untenable today after increasing pressure from his party (PMDB) and his resignation was issued by letter on Wednesday evening.

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