Brazil Weekly

River transfer is Bolsonaro’s ploy to gain support in Northeast

Water diplomacy for support in Northeast. The new behavior of Brazilian investors. And just how important is the coronavirus stipend for families

Jair Bolsonaro kicks off his strategy to gain support in the Northeast with a water infrastructure project. The new behavior of Brazilian investors. And just how important is the coronavirus stipend for families.

Bolsonaro uses water diplomacy to gain support in Northeast

President Jair Bolsonaro has inaugurated a stretch of the São Francisco river transfer project, in the northeastern state of Ceará. Friday’s event kicked off a project to increase the government’s popularity in the region, where Mr. Bolsonaro has his lowest approval ratings in the entire country. Eyeing the 2022 re-election bid, the government plans to launch several development...

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