By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In an effort to show that the government is conducting deep reforms in its ranks and trying to reduce spending, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff announced on Friday, October 2nd a set of measures which include a reduction of ministries and a pay reduction for cabinet members and herself and her vice-president. The President also replaced some of her closest cabinet members and reshuffled ministers.

“With these initiatives, we want to contribute so that Brazil may come out of this crisis sooner; growing, generating jobs and income,” said Rousseff . . .

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