Explaining Brazil #72: Can Brazil approve a tax reform?

The Brazilian Congress is back from vacation. And the country’s lawmakers have a lot on their plates. After six months of constant power struggles with the government, what can we expect from Congress in the second half of 2019? Is a tax reform too far-fetched?

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On this episode:

  • Vanessa Rahal holds a Ph.D. in Brazilian tax law from São Paulo’s Pontifical Catholic University (PUC-SP). She is also a professor at Fundação Getulio Vargas and a director at the CCiF (Center for Fiscal Citizenship). Ms. Rahal helped draft the proposal for a tax reform being carried out by lawmakers.

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Explaining Brazil is made by:

  • Gustavo Ribeiro, editor in chief of The Brazilian Report. He has extensive experience covering Brazilian politics. His work has been featured across Brazilian and French media outlets, including Veja, Época, Folha de São Paulo, Médiapart and Radio France Internationale.
  • Maria Martha Bruno, producer. She is a journalist with 15 years of experience in politics, arts, and breaking news. She has collaborated with Al Jazeera, NBC, and CNN, among others, and worked as an international correspondent in Buenos Aires.
  • Euan Marshall, editing. is a journalist and translator who has lived in São Paulo, Brazil since 2011. Specializing in Brazilian soccer, politics and the connection between the two, his work has been published in The Telegraph, Al Jazeera, The Independent, among others.

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