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Brazil's top diplomat resigns over row with Bolivia

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Brazil's foreign minister resigned over rising tensions with La Paz after Brazilian diplomats spirited away a Bolivian opposition senator wanted for corruption. 

Bolivian opposition senator Roger Pinto waves to the press at the home of his lawyer in Brasilia on August 26, 2013. Brazil's foreign minister resigned over soaring tensions with La Paz after Brazilian diplomats spirited away Pinto, wanted for corruption.

"President Dilma Rousseff has accepted minister (Antonio) Patriota's resignation," a government spokesman told AFP, adding that he would be replaced by Luis Alberto Figueiredo, Brazil's ambassador to the United Nations in New York.

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