Brazil Weekly

The political crisis within the Bolsonaro administration, explained

In this week’s issue: Income: 64% of Brazilian families earn less than USD 809 per month. The political crisis within the Bolsonaro administration, explained.


The week in review

  • Pensions. As part of the government’s will to approve a pension reform, President Jair Bolsonaro has settled on minimum retirement ages for men (65) and women (62)—with a 12-year transition period. Few other details have been disclosed, and the reform bill should be presented to Congress by Thursday.
  • Trade. Beijing has slapped anti-dumping duties on Brazilian poultry. Tariffs will vary between 17.8% and 32.4% from February 17 on—and will last for...
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