Kátia Abreu

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Kátia Abreu
Senadora Kátia Abreu Oficial.jpg
Senator from Tocantins
Assumed office
February 1, 2007
Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply
In office
January 1, 2015 – May 12, 2016
President Dilma Rousseff
Preceded by Neri Geller
Succeeded by Blairo Maggi
Federal Deputy from Tocantins
In office
February 1, 2003 – January 31, 2007
Personal details
Born (1962-02-02) February 2, 1962 (age 56)
Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil
Political party PDT (2018–present)
PMDB (2013–2017)
PSD (2011–2013)
DEM (2007–2011)
PFL (1998–2007)
PPB (1995–1998)
Spouse(s)
Irajá Silvestre
(m. 1984; d. 1987)

Moisés Gomes (m. 2015)
Children 3
Alma mater Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás (PUC-GO)
Profession Farmer

Kátia Abreu (born February 2, 1962) is a Brazilian politician. She represented Tocantins in the Federal Senate from 2007 to 2014.[1] She was a congresswoman elected by the Tocantins State from 2003 to 2007. She is a member of Democratic Labour Party, since the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party expelled her in 23 November 2017.[2]

On 23 December 2014, President Dilma Rousseff appointed Abreu as Minister of Agriculture, to serve during the president's second term, amid controversies among environmentalists, including the group Greenpeace.[3] Abreu took office on January 1, 2015 during Rousseff's second inauguration.[4] Abreu was fired in 12 May 2016, after president Rousseff was suspended by the Senate and vice-president Michel Temer was sworn as acting president, being replaced by Blairo Maggi.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kátia Abreu é nova ministra da Agricultura
  2. ^ "Conselho de Ética do PMDB decide expulsar a senadora Kátia Abreu" (in Portuguese). G1. 23 November 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2017. 
  3. ^ Lewis, Jeffrey (23 December 2014). "Brazil's Rousseff Names Katia Abreu Agriculture Minister". The Wall Street Journal. New York. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ministers Take Office in a Ceremony in Brasilia". Portal Brasil (in Portuguese). Brasilia, Brazil. Imprensa Oficial. 2015-01-01. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  5. ^ Romero, Simon (12 May 2016). "New President of Brazil, Michel Temer, Signals More Conservative Shift". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 November 2017. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Neri Geller
Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply
2015–2016
Succeeded by
Blairo Maggi
Party political offices
Preceded by
Jefferson Peres
PDT nominee for Vice President of Brazil
2018
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