"O maior inimigo da autoridade é o desprezo e a maneira mais segura de solapá-la é o riso." (Hannah Arendt 1906-1975)
segunda-feira, 22 de dezembro de 2014
WALL STREET JOURNAL - DILMA NÃO TEM PLANO DE MUDAR PRESIDÊNCIA DA PETROBRAS
Brazil’s Rousseff Has No Plans to Change Management at Petrobras
Brazilian President Says She Plans to Make Some Changes on Board of Scandal-Plagued Company
JEFFREY T. LEWIS and
SÃO PAULO—Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Monday she has no plans to make changes among the management at scandal-plagued state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras.
She said she does plan to make some changes on the company’s board, though she didn’t provide any details.
Federal investigators allege that at least two former Petrobras executives and some of the biggest construction companies in the country were involved in a yearslong kickback scheme in which bribes were paid for Petrobras contracts, and that some of the bribe money went to political parties. Charges filed against the suspects include money laundering, fraud, and corruption.
Petrobras’s chief executive officer, Maria das Gracas Foster, offered to resign because of the investigation, Ms. Rousseff said, but the president turned her down.
“I don’t see any sign of errors” in the conduct of Petrobras’s current management, Ms. Rousseff said at a breakfast with reporters. “I told her that from my point of view it’s not necessary.”
--Priscilla Oliveira in Brasília contributed to this article.