Focus on pandemic in Brazil leaves economic reforms in the background

While other governments are beginning to think about life after the crisis, the country finds itself suspended in a state of shock over the chaos caused by Covid-19.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Amid the confusion that has made Brazil the country with the most deaths and daily coronavirus infections, discussions of the economic reforms that the country needs have moved into the background. But it is not for lack of wanting.

President Jair Bolsonaro intended to discuss with legislators in March a reform of the tax code and the privatization of some state companies. But with an average of nearly 4,000 deaths per day and the maximum pressure on the health care system, it is difficult to think about what comes next.

Congress has focused on voting . . .

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