The major political issues to be solved in 2021
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This week, 2021 is set to be another rollercoaster year for Brazilian politics. The federal government announces its vaccination plan. Brazil stays on the fence about Bolsonaro.
Dear reader, this is our last Weekly Report of 2020. The Brazilian Report newsroom will take an end-of-year break between December 20 and January 3, 2021, before returning on January 4. In the meantime, we will continue publishing exclusive content about Brazil and Latin America.
Brasília leaves many open-ended questions for 2021
By all accounts, 2020 was a challenging and unique year. A deadly pandemic brought the global economy to its knees and drove millions into unemployment. In Brazil, an institutional crisis made the response to both problems all the more difficult. President Jair Bolsonaro constantly clashed with the Supreme Court, to the point of even threatening military intervention in the court during behind-the-scenes conversations.
Still, there is no sign that 2021 will be anything less of a rollercoaster year. Brasília correspondent Débora Álvares lists the main issues the government and Congress will have to resolve next year: