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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Ministry of Economy announced on Tuesday, January 14th, that the government intends to sell about 300 public assets in 2020, bringing in over US$36 billion. The assets include state-owned companies, such as Eletrobras, subsidiaries...
Opinion by Michael Royster São Paulo, SP – It is almost ritualistic for pundits to analyze presidential performance and public opinion during a president’s first 100 days in office; the Curmudgeon has been unable to resist the temptation. During his campaign,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As President Jair Bolsonaro's administration marks its 100 days in office, analysts take a look at promises made during the 2018 Presidential campaign. In the first 100 days, the Bolsonaro...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s government will auction off twelve airports on Friday which receive annually almost twenty million passengers, and hope to obtain a minimum of R$2.01 billion for the terminals. The...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Mines and Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque said the government is considering allowing mining activity in restricted areas such as indigenous lands and Brazil’s border areas, currently restricted to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government has announced plans to privatize or sell off approximately one hundred state-controlled companies including subsidiaries of Banco do Brasil, Caixa Economica and Petrobras. The goal of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s future economy minister, Paulo Guedes, confirmed on Monday the name of economist Roberto Castello Branco as Petrobras’ new president. President-elect, Jair Bolsonaro, told reporters that his administration may...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Michel Temer, confirmed on Sunday that the Minister of the General Secretariat of the Presidency, Wellington Moreira Franco, will take over the Ministry of Mines and Energy....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After a hectic morning rush hour in São Paulo city, due to the partial strike by metro employees, a city court granted an injunction suspending the bidding and privatization auction...

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