President Dilma Rousseff requested New Justice Minister Wellington César today (Mar. 3) to prioritize the security in the Olympics starting in August in Rio de Janeiro. The new Justice Minister, Attorney-General José Eduardo Cardozo, and the head of CGU (Federal Office of the Inspector General), Luiz Navarro de Brito, took office this morning at Palácio do Planalto, the presidential office.
"We are adding a new task to the new minister to be prioritized this year: the security in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. I recommend Minister Wellington to devote all the energy to this process, already at an advanced stage. We need to adopt the necessary preventive and ostensive measures for the proper operation of Rio 2016 Games in order to achieve success also off the courts and sports arenas," said Rousseff.
She noted that since her first term of office, all the government's actions have been performed to honour the commitment to strengthen state institutions and to observe the Constitution. "These guidelines will continue to be followed by the new ministers, who legal professionals with extensive experience."
The president said Cardozo is the perfect person to replace Luis Inácio Adams at AGU because he is aware of the government's main legal cases, and no dispute will be interrupted. "Having Minister Cardozo at AGU is a privilege that the government cannot withdraw. Minister Wellington takes office with great reputation and will know how to fulfill his role with excellence."
Translated by Amarílis Anchieta
Fonte: Agência Brasil.