Brazilian Economy Minister Concedes Freezing Reforms for Fear of Protests

The minister sent a "liberal shock" super-package to Congress this month, but now ponders the opposition's reaction. The government is facing a lack of a solid base in Congress on the eve of an election year.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The wave of discontent and street protests sweeping through South America has not reached Brazil, but the fear and restlessness of a potential contagion are obvious. Economy Minister Paulo Guedes conceded on Monday night, when in the USA, that fear of an outbreak on the streets is the . . .

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