Fernando Collor de Mello (De Mello Fernando Collor)( President of Brazil.)
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Biography Fernando Collor de Mello (De Mello Fernando Collor)
Born August 24, 1949 in Rio de Janeiro. His father, Arnon Affonso de Mello was governor of Alagoas, a small Brazilian state on the east coast of the country, and then Senator. Collor's political career itself began in 1979 when he was appointed mayor of Maceio - the capital of Alagoas. In 1982, Collor was elected to the federal Chamber of Deputies of the Social Democratic Party. In 1985 joined the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party. In 1986, became governor of Alagoas.
With presidential elections coming in 1989 Collor established the Party of National Reconstruction. Maintained close ties with two of the most wealthy and powerful people of Brazil - an industrialist and politician from Sao Paulo Malouf and the owner of a newspaper empire 'O Globo' Roberto Marinho. Won election in 1989, receiving 35 million. against 31 million votes cast for opponent.
Collor measures undertaken in the field of economic and environmental policies have demonstrated the independence of the rate of the new government. Among the initiatives Collor should include the freezing of bank accounts in an attempt to curb inflation and destruction with dynamite runways, . used by gold miners, . illegally penetrated in the area of residence of Yanomami Indians in the jungles of the Amazon,
. By 1992, . when Brazil was experiencing its third year of economic recession and the monthly inflation reached 20%, . Collor was accused of accepting bribes and the provision of services to influential persons, . and under the pressure of public opinion in September 1992 the Chamber of Deputies 441 votes to 38, made the decision to refer the issue to the Senate for the impeachment of President,
. In November he was charged with bribery. December 29, after a few minutes after beginning deliberations in the Senate, the issue of impeachment, Collor resigned. Nevertheless, on December 30 the Senate found him guilty (by 76 votes to 3) and deprived of political rights until 2001. In December 1994 the Supreme Court of Brazil, Collor withdrew charges of corruption, leaving in place a ban on political activities.