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Are economic elites abandoning Jair Bolsonaro?

In today’s issue: Are economic elites abandoning Jair Bolsonaro? Even Bolsonaro’s party is disgruntled. 


Are economic elites abandoning Jair Bolsonaro?

Midway through the 2018 election campaign, Jair Bolsonaro was able to attract the blind support of economic elites, thanks largely to his economic guru—the ultra-libertarian Paulo Guedes—and the fact that he was running to beat the Workers’ Party. But the alliance is under threat, according to recent signs. If the president is not already worried about his job security, perhaps he should be.

House Speaker Rodrigo Maia spent the weekend trading barbs with the government. He reportedly said...

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