Brazil’s Congress fighting for its right to party

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With Congress almost ready to go on its mid-year break on July 17, leaders in the House of Representatives are scrambling for time to approve the much-awaited reform of Brazil’s pensions system. The bill is currently awaiting a vote in the House’s special committee, and representatives are working overtime to try and push it through the lower house before they go on holiday.

Therefore, it might come as a surprise to hear that Congress is not expected to get any work done next week, with a fair amount of members likely not to even bother turning up to Brasilia.


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