By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday morning Mendes Ribeiro Filho was named as the new Minister of Agriculture. He replaces Wagner Rossi, who stepped down on Wednesday after being implicated in the corruption scandals that have lately befallen the Ministry of Agriculture.

The Chief Minister of the Civil House, Gleisi Hoffman, made the announcement on behalf of President Rousseff who is away in São Paulo until this afternoon. She confirmed that on the . . .

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