Centrist Senator Aloysio Nunes, 71, was named Brazilian Foreign Minister on Thursday by President Michel Temer, the government announced. Nunes represents the industrial state of São Paulo. He is leader of the government block in the Brazilian Senate. Nunes replaces José Serra, 74, who resigned last week citing health issues. Both are members of the centrist Social Democratic Party (PSDB). Nunes is expected to continue policies set in motion last year by Serra, including trade liberalization and an open door for foreign investors.
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