|The new Brazilian ambassador to Angola in happier days.|
Mr. Fonseca has an interesting political resume. He was elected in 1998 but he took a leave of absence so he could be secretary of the treasury for the state of Espirito Santo (the Holy Spirit state) for two years. After which he was convicted of "detouring" (I love this) public money. But no worries, he got his job back as representative in 2001, but oops, he did it again and was convicted of "improbidade administrativa" (administrative misconduct) in 2010 and a little issue of "detouring" $R189,000 of public money. He is appealing both sentences.
Which makes him a great candidate to be ambassador to Angola. Right? Now if I were Angola, I might say "seriously, there's no one else? Collor, that impeached old president would do in a pinch..." Well, they did complain but they approved it with "contragosto." (against their appetite). I don't know, seems like maybe you wouldn't send a convicted criminal to be the relationship manager for a country where you (BNDES bank) financed Brazilian companies to the tune of US$2.7 billion. And has exported to your country US$1.14 billion of goods last year.
Angola, you deserve better. In my eyes.