Privatization. On Friday, the Brazilian government auctioned off 12 airports across 8 states. The privatization raised BRL 2.1bn—a 986% bump from the minimum prices set by the government. Southeastern airports were taken by Zurich (Switzerland); Socicam and Sinart (Brazil); and Aena (Spain). Over the next 30 years, the companies are expected to invest a combined amount of BRL 3.5bn in infrastructure. This auction generated much more interest than the previous round of airport privatizations.
Credit.The Senate approved the creation of a “good payers” list—which will compile credit information from customers who paid their debts without delay. Advertised as a way to lower banks’ risks (and therefore interest rates), the move could expose the private data of millions of customers to companies. Between 2015 and 2017, complaints about the inappropriate use of personal data rose by 1,134%.
In a year in which 239 new pesticides have been permitted in Brazil, in the face of local and international consumers protests, drones are arising as an alternative to maintain crops productivity while making more rational use of a controversial resource. https://t.co/7D2dlIhKGphttps://t.co/g7Mqz2B78L
The term “digital divide” was used it to describe the widening gap in access to information technology. In the 21th century, Brazilians are growing more and more connected to their smartphones. Yet, the divide is only becoming more apparent. https://t.co/sRno4nZSt3https://t.co/jtdnApp2M8