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Brazil's top diplomat resigns over row with Bolivia

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Brazil's foreign minister resigned Monday after tensions with La Paz soared when a Bolivian opposition senator wanted for corruption was whisked away to asylum by Brazilian diplomats.

"President Dilma Rousseff has accepted minister (Antonio) Patriota's resignation," a government spokesman told AFP, adding that he would be succeded by Luis Alberto Figueiredo, Brazil's UN ambassador.

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