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Bolsonaro and Guedes clash over cash-transfer policy. Again

Today, we look at the latest disagreements between President Jair Bolsonaro and Economy Minister Paulo Guedes. The data protection law could finally become a reality. The pandemic’s impact on retail. And new regulation for Zoom calls with executives.

Guedes is on the clock

President Jair Bolsonaro overruled his Economy Minister on Wednesday, telling reporters that he ordered Paulo Guedes to halt his plan for a new cash-transfer policy. Mr. Bolsonaro said he couldn’t agree to a program that foresaw slashing other benefits — such as salary bonuses to people in formal employment — saying he would not condone “taking money...

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