Brazil's tourism minister resigns amid graft scheme implications | Reuters

 Brazils tourism minister resigns amid graft scheme implications
| Reuters

SAO PAULO Brazil's tourism minister, Henrique Eduardo Alves, resigned on Thursday, according to the president's office, making him the third minister to leave the month-old government of interim President Michel Temer.

Alves was one of about two dozen officials implicated in a graft scheme at state oil company Petrobras in plea bargain testimony by a former executive made public on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu; Writing by Marcelo Teixeira; Editing by Alan Crosby)

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Updated Date: Jun 17, 2016 02:01:49 IST