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Brazil’s half-hearted plan to reform civil service

Today, we break down Bolsonaro’s administrative reform — and its shortcomings. Brazil’s industry recovers slightly. Embraer announces layoffs. And Brazil reaches 4 million coronavirus cases.

Breaking down Brazil’s administrative reform proposal

In yesterday’s Daily Briefing, we anticipated that the government’s proposed administrative reform would be anything but bold. Instead of a detailed plan to overhaul the rules of Brazil’s public service, the administration instead presented broad principles — trusting a Congress that is highly sensitive to the civil servants’ lobby to fill in the gaps and decide on the specifics.

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