Brazil Weekly

Brazil to regulate infrastructure projects … without China?

This week, we are covering Brazil’s push to clear infrastructure projects. And the government’s moves to make life harder for Chinese companies.

Greenlighting new infrastructure regulations

There is a major divide within the Jair Bolsonaro administration over how to deal with the push for recovery in the post-pandemic economy. The government’s military wing, which enjoys much prestige with the president, is in favor of massive infrastructure investments, even if that means smashing the federal spending cap created late in 2016 to rein in public expenditure. To deal with that impetus, Economy Minister Paulo Guedes and House Speaker Rodrigo Maia appear to...

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