Sports Minister in Brazil Resigns Months Before the Olympics

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The resignation of sports minister, George Hilton, was announced in a statement by Brazil’s presidency late on Wednesday evening (March 30th). Ricardo Leyser, a senior official in the ministry, was named as his successor on an interim basis.

Rumors of Hilton’s resignation surfaced last week amid political maneuvering in the government. On March 23rd he switched from the Brazilian Republican Party (PRB) to the Pros (Republican Party of . . .

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