On a cool July evening, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff hosts a cocktail party for 50 leaders of her governing coalition, Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its November issue. Speaking from the foot of a red-carpeted staircase in the living room of Alvorada Palace, where she lives with her mother and aunt, Rousseff tells the gathered politicians that these are the best times for Brazil, according to four people who attended.
A reshuffled Cabinet in the first few months of a new administration isn't usually cause for alarm. But President Dilma Rousseff has lost her chief of staff, four other Cabinet ministers, and dozens of government staffers since taking office in January -- and the press is smelling blood.
Antonio Palocci , who four years ago resigned as Brazil’s finance minister before the Supreme Court belatedly exonerated him of violating bank secrecy laws, can thank Pacific Investment Management Co. for helping him pave the way for Dilma Rousseff ’s election as President in October.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff suffered the loss of one of her closest advisers when Cabinet chief Antonio Palocci resigned after battling the opposition for weeks against corruption charges that weakened the five-month- old government.
Brazil’s Cabinet Chief Antonio Palocci will give a television interview today, his first since it was reported his income surged while he managed President Dilma Rousseff ’s campaign last year, a government official said.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will consult her predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva before deciding whether to dismiss Cabinet Chief Antonio Palocci , who has come under scrutiny for consulting fees he earned while managing Rousseff’s election campaign, Folha de S.Paulo reported , without saying where it obtained the information.
Brazil’s Presidency said it doesn’t believe opposition lawmakers will succeed in approving a congressional probe to investigate Chief of Staff Antonio Palocci, a government official close to President Dilma Rousseff said.
Two more senators from Brazil’s ruling coalition today backed a congressional investigation into the rise in wealth of Cabinet chief Antonio Palocci, Folha de Sao Paulo reported, without saying where it obtained the information.