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Brazil’s billion-dollar public service industry

This is Part 2 of The Brazilian Report’s special series on the Jair Bolsonaro administration’s proposal to reform public service in Brazil

Brazil's million-dollar public service industry
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This is Part 2 of The Brazilian Report’s special series on the Jair Bolsonaro administration’s proposal to reform public service in Brazil. Read Part 1Part 3, and Part 4. You can also download an eBook including all four parts at the end of this article.


At the same time the government sent a proposal to reform civil service in the country by slashing spending on salaries and pensions, it also lifted an ordinance restricting the recruitment of new servants — potentially greenlighting thousands of hires. While the move suggests a lack of coordination in the...

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