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Brazil minister resigns over La Paz row

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AFP, BRASILIA

The foreign ministry confirmed that Patriota, who had served as ambassador to the US from 2007 to 2009, would head Brazil’s UN mission after completing some administrative procedures.

His successor, 58-year-old Figueiredo, joined the foreign ministry in 1980 and represented Brazil in several international meetings on climate change.

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