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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In an effort to reduce government spending and improve the Administration’s cost efficiency, Brazil’s Planning Minister, Nelson Barbosa, announced the government’s plans on Monday, August 24th to reduce the number of ministries in the Rousseff Administration from 39 to 29 in the short-term and then to the target of ten government ministries.

“There are several possible proposals to reach this target. We need to hear all those involved,” said Barbosa at a press conference after a meeting with President Dilma Rousseff to discuss the government’s . . .

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