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Facial recognition in Brazil: does security trump privacy?

Hello! This week we talk about the lobbying for the massive use of facial recognition technology for public safety purposes. And the volatility of financial markets. Plus, the most important facts of the week.

The week in review

Pensions. On Wednesday, Economy Minister Paulo Guedes

faced the House’s Constitution and Justice Committee to defend his pension reform. The meeting nearly ended in a scuffle, after a Workers’ Party congressman called Mr. Guedes what could be loosely translated as a “bankers’ bitch.” The episode shed even more light on the president’s lack of negotiation skills, giving centrist parties...

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