President Bolsonaro increases power of crisis committee

. Jun 23, 2020
President Bolsonaro increases power of crisis committee Chief of Staff Walter Braga Netto. Photo: Marcos Corrêa/PR

Three months after creating the Covid-19 crisis committee, led by Chief of Staff General Braga Netto, President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree that increases the panel’s decision power. Now, the committee is allowed to “deliberate about priorities, guidelines, and strategies related to the impacts of Covid-19.” Prior to that, experts saw the committee as little more than a board of consultants, without the power to enforce recommendations. 

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Natália Scalzaretto

Natália Scalzaretto has worked for companies such as Santander Brasil and Reuters, where she covered news ranging from commodities to technology. Before joining The Brazilian Report, she worked as an editor for Trading News, the information division from the TradersClub investor community.

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