Problems ahead. Just this week, President Jair Bolsonaro contradicted his top two cabinet members. After Justice Minister Sergio Moro invited a gun control activist to an unpaid consultant position, Mr. Bolsonaro promptly ordered her dismissal. But the more worrisome episode involved Economy Minister Paulo Guedes. The president admitted to the possibility of diluting the pension system—against everything his economic guru has said.
Oil.Brazil’s energy council announced the government will hold an auction on October 28 for production sharing contracts for companies to explore areas that it says hold “significant volumes of oil and gas.” The reserves are from the so-called Transfer of Rights area—a high-yield, pre-salt region currently being explored by state-run oil company Petrobras.
A mining structure in the town of Barão de Cocais, in Minas Gerais state, will collapse by Saturday, according to Vale. The issue was forecast last week and is overseen by the National Mining Agency. Experts in the area don't know if the burst will be gradual or abrupt. https://t.co/yMf1as4KgT
Homicides caused by the police continue to rise in Rio, going up 23% in April when compared to the same month in 2018. In comparison to March, these deaths dropped 4%. Over the year, an average of 5 citizens were killed every day in Rio. https://t.co/31YDFxryzx
Former Senator and chairman of Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) Eduardo Azeredo has left the party. He was likely going to be expelled or asked to leave by the party’s top brass. Azeredo was sentenced to 20 years in prison for corruption and money laundering https://t.co/aAWDpJiKs6