Brazil's foreign minister resigns amid diplomatic tension with Bolivia
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazil's president named a new foreign minister on Monday night following an embarrassing diplomatic manoeuvre involving neighbouring Bolivia.
The resignation of Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota was announced in a terse, two-paragraph statement from the office of President Dilma Rousseff.
The statement named Luiz Alberto Figueiredo, a career diplomat and most recently Brazil's head of mission at the United Nations, as the new foreign minister. He served only two months as the head of Brazil's UN delegation.
A Rousseff spokeswoman said Mr Patriota, a former ambassador to the US, would now take the top spot at the UN.