Brazilian Economy Minister’s Package Fails to Protect the Most Deprived

The main criticism is that the proposals failed to include the people, i.e., lacked social actions that directly target the impoverished and extremely poverty-stricken population - the latter reached 13.5 million this year.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Legislators are still digesting a set of ambitious changes to reduce public spending and assessing which has a chance of becoming a reality. Extinction of municipalities, for instance, will hardly be passed.

Part of the National Congress has shown goodwill with respect to the economic package submitted by Jair Bolsonaro's Government to the Legislature this week. But there is resistance even among supporters of the three proposed constitutional amendments submitted on Tuesday by . . .

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