Brazil’s Economy Minister to Push Liberal Agenda Despite Aides’ Departures

Analysts say the substitution of aides is not weakening Guedes’ agenda but rather solidifying his economic team, which is likely to continue to design policies with a liberal stance.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – This week the Brazil’s economic team was stunned by the resignation of two of Paulo Guedes’ top aides: Paulo Uebel and Salim Mattar. The departures, however, are not likely to threaten the liberal agenda of Brazil’s economy czar.

According to Guedes, Mattar, who was in charge of pushing through the privatization of some of the federal government’s largest state run companies, and Uebel, who was trying through an administrative reform to de-bureaucratize the federal public sector, both argued that they were leaving because they were unable to accomplish the work they were . . .

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