Brazil’s Newest Club Is All Boys and They’re Running the Country

Brazil Acting President Hailed By Many But Hands May Be Tied
Michel Temer, Brazil’s acting president, center, speaks during an event in Brasilia, Brazil, on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Temer has been the number two to President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil and now, with her temporary ouster, takes charge, buoyed by an almost evangelical market faith in him, as seen by the real’s spike — the world’s best-performing currency this year — and bond yield’s plunge. It is widely expected that Rousseff will not return to power. Photographer: Lula Marques/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Brazil’s new leader, Michel Temer, seeking to unite a splintered nation, has selected a cabinet of ministers from across this sprawling country — young, old, northerners, southerners. But of some two dozen named so far, all are men and none are black. That has drawn instant and intense criticism.

“After the governments of the Workers’ Party, which included women and blacks, the plan so far is for a Temer government without diversity,” wrote Miriam Leitao, a widely-read columnist for O Globo newspaper and critic of the outgoing government, in a comment echoed on social media. “It starts off looking like the past.”

Temer took over as Brazil’s acting president on Thursday after Dilma Rousseff, the country’s first woman president, was suspended from her post to face an impeachment trial. The early controversy underscores the numerous challenges he faces in coalescing the broad support he needs to run Latin America’s largest economy.

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