Category Archives: Brazilian News

Brazil is a wounded whale that can’t move, says Guedes

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With only 0.6% growth per year over the past eight years, Brazil is a whale that has been hit several times and can no longer move, Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said at a CFT hearing. Guedes was called in to answer questions about what to do with the resources of the welfare reform economy. For the minister, the pension reform… Read more »

Governors seek funding of $15 billion this year

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On May 24, during a meeting in Recife, President Jair Bolsonaro responded with a joke to the election of the 11 governors of the region covered by the SUDENE (Northeast Development Superintendence).. “Give me a pen I sign now,” said Bolsonaro at the time. The governor of Maranhão, Flávio Dino (PCdoB), drafted the draft of a bill in minutes. Bolsonaro,… Read more »

AM prisons will have federal intervention for 90 days

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The task force of intervention of the Ministry of Justice in Amazonas (AM) will stay in the state for 90 days, counting from Tuesday when part of the team arrived in Manaus. According to a decree published in the Official Gazette, the officers will perform activities and services of custody, surveillance, and custody of prisoners. The operation will have logistical… Read more »

Three million Caixa customers will be able to pay discounted debts

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About 3 million Caixa Econômica Federal customers will be able to settle overdue debts over 360 days, with discounts ranging from 40% to 90%. The discount varies according to the type of credit contracted and the delay time. The regularization campaign launched on Tuesday by Caixa is for cash payment only and does not involve real estate credit. Customers’ debts… Read more »

Protests could raise instability, analysts say

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The projection of new protests against and in favor of the Jair Bolsonaro government on the country’s streets could pose a threat to the pursuit of stability. This is the assessment of political scientists heard by the report. “If society gets into a spiral of protests for and against, it will further strain the already frayed governance. It’s worrying,” says… Read more »