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The end of the “superministers”? Will Guedes part ways with Bolsonaro?

Jair Bolsonaro places the keys to his administration in the hands of the military. This might push Paulo Guedes out of the Economy Ministry

The end of the "superministers"? Will Paulo Guedes part ways with Jair Bolsonaro?
Jair Bolsonaro places the keys to his administration in the hands of the military. Photo: Anderson Riedel/PR

Brazilians have barely come to terms with the resignation of Sergio Moro from the Justice Minister before rumors of another imminent cabinet exit started: Economic Minister Paulo Guedes, Jair Bolsonaro’s other “superminister.” Mr. Guedes is reportedly fuming over the government’s recently-presented Pro-Brazil Plan, dubbed by the local press as “the Brazilian answer to the Marshall Plan.”

The Pro-Brazil Plan is based on restoring economic growth through significantly increasing public investment through various infrastructure projects —the exact opposite of Mr. Guedes’s liberal brand of economics and it reportedly does not even include a timetable or even accurate amounts. The...

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