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Government places seal on pension reform studies

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The House’s Constitution and Justice Committee

While the government seeks to gather widespread support from Congress and civil society around its proposal to overhaul Brazil’s pension system, the press has revealed that the studies used to justify the reform proposal have been made confidential by the Ministry of the Economy. In practice, this means that all the material which could be used to convince members of the public of the need for the reform, are inaccessible to everyone bar authorized civil servants.

The move has been criticized from all sides, even by members of the government’s base, coming as the latest episode...

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