News Brazil » Government: Brazilian government admits defeat on pension reform
Brasília (AFP) - Brazil's center-right government has conceded defeat in its attempts to push through controversial cuts to the pension system, which had long been presented as a keystone of austerity reforms. President Michel Temer had been hoping to ...
News Brazil » Government: BRAZIL: Government Gives Up On Voting Pension Reform Amid Legal Issues
The Brazilian government will give up on pursuing a House of Representatives vote on the pension reform bill, according to Carlos Marun, the chief political negotiator of Michel Temer’s administration. Marun stressed last night that legal obstacles were ...
News Brazil » Government: Brazil Senate gives final approval to Rio security intervention
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s Senate gave final approval late on Tuesday to a measure that authorizes the federal government to intervene in security in the crime-plagued state of Rio de Janeiro through the end of 2018. The decree, announced by President ...
News Brazil » Government: Brazil has committed to an 'extreme measure' to combat crime in Rio — and it could be a model for the rest of the country
But it is one of Brazil's most well-known locales, and insecurity there has intensified in recent years — especially after hosting the 2016 Olympics. In the years after Rio was awarded the 2016 games, the state government invested heavily in security.
News Brazil » Government: Brazil's Military Takeover Of Security In Rio De Janeiro Is A Looming Disaster
“The decision of the federal government to intervene in the state of Rio de Janeiro´s public security ... reinforces mistakes that have already been made in the past,” Jurema Werneck, the executive director of Amnesty International Brazil, said in a ...
News Brazil » Government: Brazil sees potential for wider use of the military in combating urban violence
Brazilian leaders said Monday that the use of the military ... That reflects deep unease in a society where many still remember the 1964-1985 military government.
News Brazil » Government: Brazilian Ex-President’s Loss in Court Is a Big Win for Rule of Law, Economic Freedom
Brazil’s performance in the 2018 edition of The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom confirms yet again that South America’s biggest country remains burdened by too much government spending, corruption, and regulatory inefficiency.
News Brazil » Government: Brazil’s fundamental pesticide law under attack
Photo by prodbdf on flickr Pesticides are flourishing on fertile economic ground in Brazil, thanks to the large government subsidies and low taxes granted to the companies manufacturing them, the negligible costs for national registration of active ...
News Brazil » Government: Brazil regulator approves bidders for oil auction in March
RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Brazilian oil regulator ANP said it approved Wednesday ... If all the 70 blocs in auction are sold, the government would receive 4.8 billion reais ($1.5 billion). But ANP head Decio Oddone has said the government ...
News Brazil » Government: Saudade: News from and for the Brazilian community/Notícias de e para a comunidade brasileira
publications as well as in Brazilian government websites. Take a look at the opportunity and learn how to participate: bit.ly/itamaraty . I hope everyone has a safe and restful break.