July 9, 2018 / 8:35 PM / in 8 days

Lawyer tapped as new Brazil Labor Minister -president's office

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer on Monday named an attorney to replace the former labor minister, who was removed from his post this month due to a corruption investigation.

Lawyer Caio Luiz de Almeida Vieira de Mello will serve as Brazil’s new labor minister, according to a statement from the president’s office.

Reporting by Lissandra Paraguassu; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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