Brazil’s New Senate Leader Aims for Tax Reform within Eight Months

Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco, chosen to lead the upper chamber on Monday, said he had requested a meeting with Economy Minister Paulo Guedes to discuss a new form of pandemic relief for the poor - a matter of “absolute urgency for Congress”.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s new Senate leader said on Thursday, February 4th, that he aims to approve tax reform in six to eight months and that he is working urgently to extend aid to millions of the country’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco, chosen to lead the upper chamber on Monday, said he had requested a meeting with Economy Minister Paulo Guedes to discuss a new form of pandemic relief for the poor - a matter of “absolute urgency for Congress”.

His comments to journalists underscored the rising political pressure on Brazil’s government . . .

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