Acting Brazilian President Michel Temer swallowed the second Cabinet resignation of his short tenure on Monday night as worries grew about the government’s ability to present a united front against corruption. Fabiano Silveira resigned as Minister of Transparency, Oversight and Control after police released taped conversations in which Silveira appeared to favor obstruction of a major corruption investigation involving political figures. Planning Minister Romero Jucá took an indefinite leave-of-absence last week after similar charges were aired. Temer became Acting President earlier this month when President Dilma Rousseff was impeached for alleged violations of budget laws.
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